Meet The Staff

Philip Licht

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip Licht

Philip is an ordained minister, the founding CEO of Set Free Alaska, and owner of Catalyst for Transformation consulting. Philip is skilled at establishing relational networks, building infrastructure, and developing systems that facilitate agency growth, community transformation, and personal freedom. 

As a statewide leader, Philip has served on several boards which currently include Recover Alaska, the Alaska Behavioral Health Association, Church on the Rock, and the Governor’s Advisory Board for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Philip has his Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Executive LEAD program. He was recognized by Alaska’s Governor Sean Parnell as one of the “Great Alaskans” of 2012 for his work in the substance abuse field.

He resides in Palmer, Alaska with his wife and five children.

Jessica Belk – CDC2

Program Manager – Crisis Residential

Cathy Bishop – MAM, MAC, ADM, CDCS, ABHC

Program Manager – Integrity

Alissa Deal, BA, CDC I

Program Coordinator – Valley Oaks

Eric Downing

Facilities Manager

Carl Dulinsky – SPHR,SHRM-SCP

Chief Human Resources Officer

Elizabeth Fountain, CDC I

Program Manager-Valley Oaks

Sean Gilbert

Grants Manager

Dori Hagen, MA, LPC

Clinical Manager – Residential Services

Jessica Herndon – LCSW, CDC I

Clinical Manager – Outpatient

Lisa Hilty

Office Manager – Mat-Su

Colten Johnson

Program Coordinator-Compass

Elizabeth Knecht – LPC, LPC-S, CDC 1

Director of Children and Family Services

Megan Lindley – B.S., CPC, CPB

Compliance Director

Alli Madison – MS, MAC, CDCS

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Jason Manalli

Development Director

Beverly Ray – LPC, MPC, CDC I

Director of Residential Services

Michael Raymond

Program Manager – Compass

Michelle Reiman – NCAC I, CDCS

Program Manager – RSAT

Shantel Savage

Program Manager | Heritage House

Joy Stein

Chief Financial Officer

Cassi Sheppard

Office Manager – Homer

Laura Unfried

Executive Assistant / Board Liaison

Candice Wiggs – LPC, CDC I

Director of Outpatient Services

Melanie Yuknis

Chief Operating Officer

Amanda Zeppa – LCSW, MAC

Chief Clinical Officer