Ms. Selle brings to the Center a strong background in rural health policy and program development. Previously, she has worked on the executive management team for a small rural hospital, managed a health care consulting business, and has worked on health policy and research within State government and the University systems. Ms. Selle enjoys playtime with her young children and getting out in the Alaskan outdoors.
Ms. Novakovich is a long-time Alaskan, professional photographer, and former Bookkeeper and HR Manager for her family-owned business. She is an experienced instructor who never passes up the opportunity to teach, travel, or learn something new. In addition to being a health educator with South Central Alaska AHEC, she is currently studying sociology at the University of Alaska.
Ms. Gat is a Health Education Coordinator with the SC Alaska AHEC. She is a Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and graduated from UAA with a degree in Health Sciences. Ms. Gat is an advocate for underserved communities, with a special interest in refugee populations. She has received numerous honors and awards for her advocacy. She has worked with the South Central Alaska AHEC since 2015, and is a Mandt System instructor. She speaks fluent Nuer.
Sydney Burns, RN is a registered nurse who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UAA and is currently working towards her Master of Public Health degree. She is passionate about creating healthier communities through education, empowerment, and advocacy. As a health educator coordinator for SC AHEC, she hopes to promote their mission of health workforce development in Alaska. Ms. Burns teaches our PATH Academies and coordinates the SC AHEC’s AHEC Scholars program. In her spare time, she love to volunteer in her community, spend time with family and friends, and take her dogs on long walks.
Ms. Franklin works with the SC AHEC’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Youth Program as a case manager and coordinator. She is also an instructor for our PATH Academies. She is a Certified Family Life Educator with experience in working with populations that experience trauma.
Originally hailing from Montana, a variety of work and life experiences eventually brought Ms. Lawson to Alaska in 2016. Having studied sociology and global development and justice, her passion is to cultivate partnerships in order to discover and utilize existing resources for transformation within marginalized communities. An adventurous spirit and avid love of the outdoors generally keep her occupied with hiking, biking, skiing and camping outside of the office, though you may also find her exercising culinary creativity in the kitchen, or planning her next international exploration.
Ms. Snelson is a UAA alumni with a degree in Health Sciences/Health Education and minors in Public Health and Psychology. She has experience as a Certified Nurse Assistant and as a Patient Coordinator in a medical office. She has a passion for women’s health and advocating for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She enjoys giving back to her community through volunteering as well as spending time with her friends and family.