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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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Ciara Lowery


Ciara Lowery

Ciara Lowery has worked with Center for Safe Alaskans since 2014 and currently serves as Program Director, supporting collaborative work to improve wellbeing of Alaskans across the lifespan. She brings experience in facilitation, project management, and program and curriculum development. Prior to joining Center for Safe Alaskans, Ciara worked in youth development and education with non-profit and government organizations including Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Caring for Cambodia, and Heifer International. She received her Master’s degree in Globalization and Educational Change from Lehigh University. Ciara enjoys the people in her work and personal life, being active, and spending time taking in beautiful places and experiences.
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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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Katey Redmond


Katey Redmond

Katey Redmond joined the Center for Safe Alaskans in 2022 as a Senior Program Manager. She supports injury prevention and transportation safety programs and advances community partnerships. Katey has 11 years of experience, focusing on psychosocial aspects of infectious disease prevention and disability inclusion both in the US and abroad. She is skilled at developing feasible interventions and culturally sensitive research for communities. Katey has a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College.
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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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