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

Alli Madison, – MS, MAC, CDC1

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, CDC I
Jess Herndon, MSW, Mental Health Clinician I
Hunter Richards, BA, CDC I, Counselor I
Tessa Gray, Mental Health Clinician I

HAVEN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

ElizaBeth Knecht LPC, LPC-S, CDC 1

Program Manager

TEAM

Stephanie Button, LMSW, CATP, Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Heidi McClure, MA, Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Lexie Palmer, Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Savannah Minear, Mental Health Clinician I
Jeslyn Wieland, Case Manager

PEER SUPPORT/CRISIS SERVICES

Shannon Harris CDCS, NCAC I

Program Manager

TEAM

Jen Johnson, CDCI-P, Case Manager
Roy Minster, Peer Support Professional
James Huffstetler, Peer Support Professional
Sydney Grisham, Peer Support Professional
Chad Risinger, Peer Support Professional
John Skoog, Peer Support Professional
Jessica Belk, Peer Support Professional
Alex Noel, Peer Support Professional
Kat Kinneen, Peer Support Professional
Amos Banham, Peer Support Professional

HERITAGE HOUSE RECOVERY RESIDENCE

Steve Ray MA

Recovery Residence Manager

TEAM

Melissa Bybee, Case Manager, Recovery Residence

VALLEY OAKS WOMEN’S RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

Beverly Ray LPC, MPC, CDC1

Clinical Manager

Teyonnah Williams, Operations Manager I, BA, CDC I

Operations Manager

TEAM

Christine Ross, MAHC, Mental Health Clinician I
Murphy-Hoffman, Case Manager
Beth Fountain, Behavioral Health Assistant II
Alissa Deal, Behavioral Health Assistant II
Adam Grisham, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Alycia Slusher, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Nikki Waterer, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Zoe Zion, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Diana Lucero, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Macy Dobbs, Behavioral Health Assistant II
Seana Ettinger, Case Manager
Gabrielle Vail, Administration Assistant
Joan Taylor, Kitchen Coordinator

COMPASS MEN’S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Michael Raymond

Operations Manager II

Andrew Tomey

CDC II, Behavioral Health Assistant III, Operations Manager 1

TEAM

Dori Hagen, MAPC, LPC, Mental Health Clinician II
Brent Harmon, Mental Health Clinician I
Zeb Perkins, Case Manager
Colten Johnson, Behavioral Health Assistant II
Matthew Noble, Behavioral Health Assistant II
Adam Hykes, Case Manager
Joel Sinnhuber, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Weifu Nelson, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Cody Wicken, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Tasha Taylor, Behavioral Health Assistant I
Samuel Neace, Behavioral Health Assistant
Stewart Daffron, Counselor I
Ethan Smith, Kitchen Coordinator

HOMER OUTPATIENT / INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT

Cassi Sheppard

Office Manager

TEAM

Morgan Dwyer, Assessment Clinician

MEN’S RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT – DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Michelle Reiman CDC II

RSAT Program Manager

TEAM

Heather Bray, Counselor II
Catherine Rodgers, Counselor I
Jennifer Bourne, Counselor I
Jay Lein, Counselor I
Howard Correll, Counselor I
Kelly Shafer, Re-Entry Coordinator – SARC

INTEGRITY TEAM

Cathy Bishop MAM, MAC, ADM, CDCS, ABHC

Integrity Program Manager

TEAM

Kim May, Integrity Specialist
Felicia Longenecker, Integrity Specialist
Ashley Hilton, Integrity Specialist

MAT-SU ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Lisa Hilty

Mat-Su Office Manager

TEAM

Ella Logan, Receptionist
Bri Cheadle, Receptionist
Elizabeth Goss, Receptionist
Danielle Pendergrass, HR Generalist
Pilar Bottoms, Administration Assistant
Malea Miller, Marketing Assistant

FINANCE TEAM

Megan Lindley

Billing Manager

TEAM

Shanna Moore, Payroll Specialist
Ivy Hudman, Billing Specialist
Eva Hartman, Billing Specialist
Nancy Ramos, Billing Specialist I
Danielle Sadley, Billing Specialist I
Dee Zitzow, Accountant
Susie Price, AP/AR Specialist
Tanya Schnell, Grants Manager
Sarah Spearin, Accounts Payable/Asset Specialist

FACILITIES TEAM

Facilities Manager

TEAM

Gary Duby, Maintenance Technician
Jamie Rowland, Custodian