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Council Members

Chairmen
INTERIM COUNCIL CHAIR                                                                                                                 
PUBLIC MEMBER
LYDIA HEYWARD
Appointed: August 2019
Anchorage, AK 99504                                                                           
Phone: 907-465-4356
lydhey@aim.com
INTERIM COUNCIL VICE - CHAIR
VACANT
Public Members
PUBLIC MEMBER
BLAZE BELL
Appointed: January 2022
Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: 907-465-4356
admin@blazebell.com
 

PUBLIC MEMBER
ANGEAL GARAY
Appointed: August 2019
Wasilla, AK 99654
angela.garay@ymail.com
 

PUBLIC MEMBER - RURAL SEAT
RYON TURLEY
Appointed July 2020
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: 907-465-4356
r6turley@gmail.com

 
Department Representatives

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE
DIVISION OF OPERATIONS MANAGER-HEALTH & REHABILITATION SERVICES
LAURA BROOKS
Appointed: February 2019
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-7392

laura.brooks@alaska.gov

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
PROGRAM COORDINATOR 2
KAMI MOORE
Appointed: August 2021
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone:  907-465-2939
kami.moore@alaska.gov
 
 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
PROJECT ANALYST
JILLIAN GELLINGS
Appointed: August 2019
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone:  907-465-1614
Jillian.gellings@alaska.gov

 

DEPARTMENT OF LAW REPRESENTATIVE
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
JOHN SKIDMORE
Appointed:  July 2017
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone:  907-269-6379
John.skidmore@alaska.gov
 
     

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
COMMISSIONER
JAMES E. COCKRELL
Appointed:  June 2021
Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone:  907-269-5086
James.cockrell@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.
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