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Marcia Howell, JD


Marcia Howell

Marcia Howell, JD, has served as our Executive Director since 2008. Marcia began working with the Alaska Injury Prevention Center in 2000. She has been involved in multiple community collaborative efforts including 4 town hall meetings focusing on the negative impacts of alcohol, Coordinator for the International Safe Communities Conference, presenter on media literacy and teen-based media campaigns around the world and US. Prior to working at AIPC she was an attorney for 9 years in Alaska, specializing in disability and domestic violence issues.
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Mandi Seethaler​


Mandi Seethaler

Mandi has served as our Fiscal Manager since 2009 and handles operational logistics. She is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor and is the NHTSA CPS Training Contact for Alaska. In 2012, Mandi was awarded the national Child Passenger Safety Technician of the year. Beginning in 2018 she serves as the Injury Prevention/Public Health Representative for the National Child Passenger Safety Board. She also serves as the statewide CPS Coordinator for Alaska Highway Safety Office.
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Lulu Jensen


Lulu Jensen

For over 20 years, Lulu has had the honor to work alongside some pretty amazing humans while serving diverse communities. Building on her experience in youth development, public and behavioral health initiatives, senior care, domestic and international event management (and a very short stint in law enforcement) Lulu looks forward to being part of this mission to prevent injuries, improve safety and promote wellbeing for all Alaskans.

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Ciara Johnson


Ciara Johnson

Ciara Johnson is Program Director for Safe Alaskans' youth development initiatives and serves as Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) Director. Ciara has worked with us since 2014, leading collaborative community projects to support our partners and improve outcomes for youth. Prior to joining Safe Alaskans, Ciara led community development and experiential learning programs in Alaska, the U.S. and abroad. Ciara received her Master’s degree in Globalization and Educational Change from Lehigh University.

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Julie Albert


Julie Albert

Julie works primarily on Safe Alaskans' youth development initiatives. She comes with experience in community outreach and engagement working within the sustainability and green energy sector, and spent the past several years focused on building peace and intercultural understanding through foreign exchange. An East Coast native, Julie first came to Alaska as a Jesuit volunteer, serving Yup'ik elders in the Bethel community. In her free time, Julie can be found cooking new dishes and hiking around with her dog.
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Amy Brown


Amy Brown

Amy brings over 10 years of experience in nonprofit work including communications, grassroots organizing, fundraising, community education and advocacy. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a proud Udall Scholar. She has worked in higher education as well as a direct service advocate for those experiencing domestic violence and on an array of human rights and environmental health issues. As Program Coordinator Amy will lead many of our transportation initiatives. While not at work you can find Amy exploring the outdoors with her husband, children and two dogs.
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Car Seats

During our COVID-19 hunker-down, we are offering virtual car seat checks. A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will assist you via video conferencing or FaceTime to ensure that your child is safe in their seat! Leave a message at 907-929-3939, and atechnician will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a virtual check! 


Center for Safe Alaskans and the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition depend on the generosity of donors like you. 

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Center for Safe Alaskans supports  organizations through advocacy, resources, networking, and training to help prevent injuries, improve safety and promote well-being. Together, we are creating a community around professional youth work, injury prevention and safety in our broad and inclusive coalition. We’re able to do this because of organizations and individuals like you. 

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Center for Safe Alaskans

4241 B Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 929-3939

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  1. Car Seat Event (Currently Postponed)

    April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Car Seat Event

    June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Car Seat Event

    July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Car Seat Event

    August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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