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The Arc of Anchorage is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving children and adults who experience developmental disabilities or mental health issues so they can lead rich, full, satisfying lives of dignity and purpose. The Arc of Anchorage has been accredited through CARF since 2014.

The Arc of Anchorage was founded in 1957 by a small group of parents at the very beginning of a nationwide shift in how our society thought about people with disabilities. This group of parents came together to fight for the rights of their children with disabilities. Today, The Arc serves over 300 Alaskans who experience disabilities and their families.

The Arc of Anchorage is a chapter of The Arc of the United States, a grassroots organization with more than 140,000 members who are affiliated with nearly one thousand state and local chapters across the country. The Arc of Anchorage is the only chapter of The Arc located in Alaska, and is lead by a board of directors comprised of volunteers from the community.

Administration

Barbara Rodriguez-Rath

Barbara Rodriguez-Rath

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Casey

Ian Casey

Chief Finance Officer

Andrea Conter

Andrea Conter

Human Resources Director

Ric Nelson

Ric Nelson

Advocacy & Outreach Manager

Mike Sims

Mike Sims

Administrative Officer

Will Vajdic

Will Vajdic

Pick-Up Services/Fleet Manager

Behavioral Health

Elizabeth (Liz) Dickeson

Elizabeth (Liz) Dickeson

Director of Rehabilitation Services

Josh Kieck

Josh Kieck

Team Lead-Behavioral Health Services

Laura Bruns

Laura Bruns

Clinical Supervisor

Community Living Services

Tracy Faas

Tracy Faas

Director of Community Living Services

Katrena Betts

Katrena Betts

Team Lead-Community Living Services

Tim Slade, RN

Tim Slade, RN

Team Leader II (Nurse)

Community Programs

Caryn Brunello

Caryn Brunello

Director of Community Programs

Vanessa Solorio

Vanessa Solorio

Team Lead-Community Programs

David McQueen

David McQueen

Team Leader – CE/QL & The Arc Clubhouse

Compliance & Operations

Justine Soller

Justine Soller

Corporate Compliance Officer

Josh West

Josh West

Licensing Compliance Manager

Lisandra Melendez

Lisandra Melendez

Compliance Liaison

Intake

Mona Murphy

Mona Murphy

Case Manager, Intake

Employment Services 

Danny Parish

Danny Parish

Director of Employment Services

Cathy Lee

Cathy Lee

Team Leader II-Employment Services

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