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Council Members

Council Leadership

JENNIFER WINKELMAN
COUNCIL CHAIR
Department of Corrections
COMMISSIONER

Appointed: January 2023
Juneau, AK
jennifer.winkelman@alaska.gov

                 

LAUREL SHOOP
COUNCIL VICE-CHAIR
Department of Education and Early Development
SPECIAL ASSISTANT

Appointed: October 2022
Juneau, AK
laurel.shoop@alaska.gov
 

Public Members

Elizabeth Jerue
ALASKA NATIVE REPRESENTATIVE
PUBLIC MEMBER
Appointed: September 2023
Expires: July 2025
Fairbanks, AK          elizabeth.jerue@tananachiefs.org

Ryan Bird
PUBLIC MEMBER
Appointed: Nov 2023
Expires: July 2026
Wasilla, AK
ryanlbird@outlook.com

POSITION VACANT
PUBLIC MEMBER
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Expires: 

Department Representatives

JAMES E. COCKRELL
Department of Public Safety
COMMISSIONER

Appointed: June 2021
Anchorage, AK
james.cockrell@alaska.gov

KIM KOVOL
Department of Family and Community Services
COMMISSIONER

Appointed: July 2023
Anchorage, AK
kim.kovol@alaska.gov

JOHN SKIDMORE
Department of Law
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Appointed:  July 2017
Anchorage, AK
john.skidmore@alaska.gov

STEPHEN WILLIAMS
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
PRESIDENT and CEO

Appointed: July 2022
Anchorage, AK
steve.williams@alaska.gov

POSITION VACANT

Appointed: 
Expires: 

POSITION VACANT

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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 six government departments: Departments of Public Safety, Family & Community Services, Education & Early Development, Corrections, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. In addition, five public members are appointed at least one who shall be from a rural community and one representing an Alaska Native Tribe or Tribal organization.
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