Meet The Staff

Philip Licht

Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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

Human Resource Director

Joy Stein

Finance Director

Amanda Zeppa, – LCSW, CDC1

Clinical Director

Sherry Hill

Operations Director

Laura Unfried

Executive Assistant

Tom Stein

Facilities Director

Lindsey Cashman

Development Director

Alli Lythgoe, – MS,CDC1

Associate Clinical Director

MAT-SU OUTPATIENT / INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT

Candice Wiggs – PSY,M, CDC1

Mat-Su IOP Program Manager

TEAM

Gary Harris – Employment Specialist
Jess Herndon – MSW
Brenna Prestien – MACP
Hunter Richards- Counselor I

CHILDREN’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

ElizaBeth Knecht LPC, CDC1

Program Manager

TEAM

Stephanie Button – MSW, Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Jennifer Euler – MA, Children’s Mental Health Clinician

PEER SUPPORT

Shannon Harris CDCS, NCACI

Program Manager

TEAM

Jessica Belk – CT, Peer Support Specialist
Nic Carter – Peer Support Specialist
Steve Ray – Peer Support Specialist
Mark Weaver – Peer Support Specialist

WOMEN’S RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

Beverly Ray MPC, CDC-1

Program Manager

Teyonnah Williams, BSHS

Assistant Program Manager

TEAM

Jennifer Johnson CDC1, Case Manager
Kristine Johnson – MSW, CDC 1
Dana Murphy-Hoffman, Kitchen Coordinator
Christine Ross – BSHS, Intern
Christa Underwood – MPC
Seana Ettinger – Receptionist/Integrity Assistant
Geni Decker – CT, Behavioral Health Assistant
Beth Fountain – Behavioral Health Assistant
Kandi Green – Behavioral Health Assistant
Cheryl Pearce – Behavioral Health Assistant
Alexandria Romano – Behavioral Health Assistant
Vickie Romano – Behavioral Health Assistant
Amanda Wallen – Behavioral Health Assistant
Nickie Waterer – Behavioral Health Assistant
Macy Dobbs – Behavioral Health Assistant

MAT-SU ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Lisa Hilty

Mat-Su Office Manager

Sheila Mosely

TEAM

Kaitlin Stein – Receptionist
Laken Herschbach – Receptionist
Jeslyn Weiland – Receptionist
Kim May – Integrity Specialist I
Heather Bray – CHC, CDC II, BHC II
Shanna Moore – Accounts Payable
Ivy Hudman – Billing Specialist
Nancy Ramos – Billing Specialist
Gary Duby – Custodian

HOMER OUTPATIENT / INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT

Cassi Sheppard

Office Manager

TEAM

Caitlin Nakache – Receptionist
Michael Yates – CDC1 – Counselor

MEN’S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

Michael Raymond

Men’s Residential Program Manager

Judith St. Louis – PHD. Of Philosophy, CDCS

Dori Hagen MA, LPC

Outpatient Program Manager

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