About Us


The AMHWG is composed of individuals with expertise in the fields of mental and behavioral health. The working group includes researchers, clinicians, program managers and administrators with the mission of strengthening systems of care to prevent suicide and improve mental health in the circumpolar north.


AMHWG Working Group Members

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Laila Allan (Alaska Department of Corrections)
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Michael Baldwin (Alaska Mental Health Trust)
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Debra Caldera (Alaska Public Health Association)
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Cody Chipp (Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association)
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Kathy Craft (Alaska Health Workforce Coalition)
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Roberto Delgado (National Institutes of Health)
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Ray Droby (Norton Sound Health Corporation)
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Carrie Eischens (US Arctic Research Commission)
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James Gallanos (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
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Deborah Hull-Jilly (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
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Vandana Ingle (Mat-Su Health Foundation)
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Lauren Kelly (Alaska Area Health Education Centers)
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Melissa Kemberling (Mat-Su Health Foundation)
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Angela Mark (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
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Grant Rich (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
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Cheryl Rosa (US Arctic Research Commission)
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Amanda Slaunwhite (University of Alaska Anchorage)
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Asisun Toovak (North Slope Borough Health and Social Services)
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Lisa Wexler (University of Massachusetts)
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Tina Woods (Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)