Meet The Staff

Philip Licht

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip Licht

Philip has a powerful testimony and passion to see others set free from addictions. He was ordained as a minister in 2005 and has spent the last 11 years helping others.

He is skilled at establishing relational networks, building infrastructure, and developing systems that facilitate agency growth, community involvement, and personal freedom. In 2008, he became the Executive Director of Set Free Alaska and has been instrumental in its formation and current success.

As a statewide leader, Philip serves in a leadership capacity for several organizations. He is the Board Chair for the Governor’s Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Philip serves as a steering committee member for ROCK Mat-Su (an effort to increase family resilience and decrease child maltreatment), and Recover Alaska (a statewide initiative to end the devastating impact of excessive alcohol use. He was recognized by Governor Sean Parnell as one of the “Great Alaskans” of 2012 for his work in the substance abuse field.

Philip enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his wife Cheryl and their five children; Brayden, Evan, Kaelin, Nathan, and Anna.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Carl Dulinsky – SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resource Director

Joy Stein

Chief Finance Officer

Amanda Zeppa, – LCSW, CDC I

Clinical Director

Sherry Hill

Chief Operating Officer

Laura Unfried

Executive Assistant

Tom Stein

Facilities Director

Alli Lythgoe, – MS, CDC I

Associate Clinical Director

Jason Manalli

Development Director

MAT-SU OUTPATIENT / INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT

Candice Wiggs – LPC, CDC I

Mat-Su IOP Program Manager

TEAM

Brenna Prestien, MACP, CDC I, Assessment Clinician
Erica Steele, MSW, Mental Health Clinician I
Christa Underwood, MPC, Mental Health Clinician I
Jess Herndon, MSW, Mental Health Clinician I
Michelle Reiman, CDC I, Counselor I
Hunter Richards, BA, CDC I

CHILDREN’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

ElizaBeth Knecht LPC-S, CDC I

Program Manager

TEAM

Stephanie Button, LMSW, CATP, Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Jennifer Euler, MA, NCC, Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Heidi McClure, MA, Children’s Mental Health Clinician

PEER SUPPORT

Shannon Harris CDCS, NCAC I

Program Manager

TEAM

Jessica Belk, Peer Support Professional
Shelby Osteen, Peer Support Professional
Amy Thomas, Peer Support Professional
Roy Minster, Peer Support Professional

RECOVERY RESIDENCE

Steve Ray MA

Recovery Residence Manager

TEAM

WOMEN’S RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

Beverly Ray MA, CDC I

Clinical Manager

Teyonnah Williams, Operations Manager I, BA, CDC I

Operations Manager

TEAM

Christine Ross, MAHC, Mental Health Clinician I
Jen Johnson, CDCI-P, Case Manager
Lexie Palmer, BA, Counselor I
Beth Fountain, Behavioral Health Assistant
Alissa Foy, Behavioral Health Assistant
Kandi Green, Behavioral Health Assistant
Vickie Romano, Behavioral Health Assistant
Amanda Wallen, Case Manager
Nikki Waterer, Behavioral Health Assistant
Dana Murphy-Hoffman, Kitchen Coordinator
Seana Ettinger, Administration Assistant

MEN’S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Michael Raymond

Operations Manager II

TEAM

Tori Walker, Administration Assistant
Dori Hagen, MAPC, LPC, Mental Health Clinician II
Morgan Dwyer, MA, NCC, Mental Health Clinician I
Zeb Perkins, Case Manager
Tarish Cessna, BA, Counselor I
Dylan DeSanno, Behavioral Health Assistant
Colten Johnson, Behavioral Health Assistant
Matthew Noble, Behavioral Health Assistant
Kenny Simpson, Behavioral Health Assistant
Andrew Tomey, CDC II, Behavioral Health Assistant II
Robert Walker, Behavioral Health Assistant
Alycia Slusher, Behavioral Health Assistant
Kathryn Edens, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Stewart Daffron, Kitchen Coordinator

HOMER OUTPATIENT / INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT

Cassi Sheppard

Office Manager

TEAM

Tarish Cessna, BA, Counselor I
Caitlin Nakache, Receptionist

INTEGRITY TEAM

Cathy Bishop MAM, MAC, ADM, CDCS, ABHC

Integrity Program Manager

TEAM

Kim May, Integrity Specialist
Laken Herschbach, Integrity Specialist

MAT-SU ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Lisa Hilty

Mat-Su Office Manager

Sheila Mosely

Billing Manager

Susannah McDuffe

Controller

TEAM

Shanna Moore, Payroll Specialist
Elizabeth Olsen, Accounts Payable Specialist
Kelsey Wehe, Grant Specialist
Heather Bray, Billing Specialist
Ivy Hudman, Billing Specialist
Nancy Ramos, Billing Specialist
Jeslyn Wieland, Receptionist
Megan Adair, Receptionist
Felicia Longenecker, Receptionist
Sean Gilbert, HR Assistant
Gary Duby, Custodian