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. Dushkin is a lifelong Alaskan who’s certified in Medial Assisting from Charter College. Her previous experience includes work at Alaska Native Medical Center where she worked in both Medical Assisting and Medical Administrative Assisting. She also worked as the Clinical Application Coordinator and Case Manager at Eastern Aleutian Tribes. Sarah joined the APCA in December 2017. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Serves as the instructor for both CMAA and CCMA programs, and coordinates the APCA’s Apprenticeship Program.
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.
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. Gat is a Health Education Coordinator with the SC Alaska AHEC. She graduated from UAA with a degree in Health Sciences, and is an advocate for underserved communities, with a special interest in refugee populations. Ms. Gat 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.
Cassandra is UAA alumni with a degree in Health Sciences/Health Education and minors in Public Health and Psychology. She is also a Certified Nursing Assistant and has experience as a medical administrative assistant. She enjoys giving back to the community through her volunteerism at Beans Cafe and the Anchorage Pioneer Home.