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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 serves as our Deputy Director and handles operational and financial logistics. She has been with the Center for Safe Alaskans since 2009. Additionally as a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor, she is the NHTSA CPS Training Contact for Alaska and since 2014 the Statewide CPS Coordinator for the Alaska Highway Safety Office. On behalf of the National Child Passenger Safety Board, she serves as Board Chair and the Injury Prevention/Public Heath Representative. In 2012, Mandi was awarded the national Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year.
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Emmanuel Portillo


Emmanuel Portillo

Emmanuel Portillo serves as the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) Director. A native of South Los Angeles, Emmanuel brings extensive experience collaborating with Los Angeles educators, youth, and families to design sustainable educational initiatives that offer young people equitable access to high quality education. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA and a Master's Degree in Education Policy and Management with a focus on leadership, racial equity, and education systems change from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Rebekah Wilcox


Rebekah Wilcox

Rebekah Wilcox serves as the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) Program Manager. Rebekah brings extensive experience managing Arts nonprofits in Philadelphia. Before working with the Center for Safe Alaskans, Rebekah served as the Education Director for The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and the Arts in Education Program Director for the PA Council on the Arts. Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Arts and Trauma-Informed Arts Intervention from Eastern University. Rebekah spent her elementary years living in Fairbanks and is excited to be back in Alaska. She loves spending time with her daughter and her dog exploring the outdoors.
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Evy Hail


Evy Hail

Evy Hail is a program manager for the Center for Safe Alaskans, supporting injury prevention and transportation safety initiatives. Evy brings a lifelong love of Alaska and an enthusiasm for communication and intersectional partnerships. Currently, she is honing her skills in program evaluation, working toward a Master's in Public Health. She has a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University and a background in clinical medicine.
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Samantha Gordon


Samantha Gordon

As our Strategic Communications Specialist, Samantha provides communication and messaging to Safe Alaskans' audiences and our community. With a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Memphis, she has a passion for helping our organization reach out and make meaningful connections. Her previous work experience includes several years in the medical field, along with two years of previous Alaskan nonprofit work. Samantha is excited to be part of Safe Alaskans' team and bring safety and wellbeing to the Alaskan community.
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