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Council Members

Chairmen

Chair
Public Member


 

Rachel Gernat

Appointed: August 2012
P.O. Box 111200,
Juneau, AK, 99811
Phone: (907)354-6622 (M)
rachelgernat@gmail.com

Vice Chair
Public Member


 

Michelle DeWitt

Appointed: August 2016
P.O. Box 111200,
Juneau, AK, 99811
Phone: (907)465-4356
michelle.dewitt@yahoo.com

Public Members

Public Member

Linda Stanford
 

Linda Tatqaviñ Stanford

Appointed: August 2017
P.O. Box 749,
Utqiagvik, AK 99723
Phone: (907)852-1838
LindaStanford35@gmail.com

Public Member


 

Jody Potts

Appointed: August, 2017
Director of Public Safety at Tanana Chiefs Conference
122 1st Ave. Suite 600
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907)452-8251
jody.potts@tananachiefs.org

Department Representatives

Dept. of Corrections


 

Karen L. Cann

Deputy Commissioner
Appointed: May 2017
Office of the Commissioner
550 W. 7th Ave. Ste. 1800,
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907)269-7397
karen.cann@alaska.gov

Dept. of Law


 

John Skidmore

Criminal Division Director
Appointed: July, 2017
1031 W. 4th Ave. Suite 200,
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907)269-6379
john.skidmore@alaska.gov

Dept. of Health & Social Services


 

Karen Forrest

Deputy Commissioner
Appointed: October 2015
Office of the Commissioner
240 Main Street, Suite 700,
Juneau,AK 99811-0635
Phone: (907)465-1610
karen.forrest@alaska.gov

Dept. of Public Safety


 

Allison Hanzawa

Special Assistant
Appointed: August 2016
Office of the Commissioner
150 3rd Street, 3rd Floor,
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907)465-5505
allison.hanzawa@alaska.gov

Dept. of Education and Early Development


 

Sana Efird

Deputy Commissioner
Appointed: July, 2017
801 W 10th St,
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: (907)465-8691
sana.efird@alaska.gov

Purpose

The purpose of the Council is to provide for planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault or to their families and to perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault and to provide for crisis intervention and prevention programs. Council members are appointed by the governor, to represent a wide range of knowledge, expertise and involvement in domestic violence and sexual assault issues statewide. Membership requirements include representation from five government departments: Departments of Public Safety, Health & Social Services, Education & Early Development, Corrections and the Office of the Attorney General. In addition, four public members are appointed at least one who shall be from a rural community.