Stephanie Berglund

CEO

Provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for thread and oversees collaboration with the CCR&R Network, state, and national partners.


Contact Stephanie Berglund

907.265.3101

 

Melinda Myers

COO

Oversees all services and projects for the organization, managing all grants and contracted services.


Contact Melinda Myers

907.265.3103

 

Jenni Pollard

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Oversees all development, marketing and communication activities at thread.


Contact Jenni Pollard

907.265.3126

 

Reme Oliver-Lampon

CFO / Finance Director

Responsible for directing all financial activities at thread. Oversees the finance and human resources departments.


Contact Reme Oliver-Lampon

907.265.3102

 

Illiana Soto

Finance Associate

Contact for information on accounts receivable and accounts payable.


Contact Illiana Soto

907.265.3135

 

Sua Tali

Finance Associate

Processes agency payroll and supports financial activities at thread.


Contact Sua Tali

907.265.3117

 

Kelsey Paveglio

Human Resource Generalist

Handles all HR functions at thread. Contact for employment inquiries and listing early childhood education job openings on the thread website.


Contact Kelsey Paveglio

907.265.3121

 

JJ Harrier

Director of Marketing and Communications

Oversees marketing and communications for thread. Contact for media and advertising inquiries.


Contact JJ Harrier

907.265.3108

 

Hayley Anderson

Marketing & Development Coordinator II

Coordinates and implements marketing and communications projects, event marketing, and development. Contact for questions about thread’s website or the Book Party in the Park.


Contact Hayley Anderson

907.265.3111

 

Jordan Beckenbach

Marketing & Development Assistant

Delivers and implements marketing and communications projects, event marketing, and development. Contact for requests for brochures or other thread materials.


Contact Jordan Beckenbach

907.265.3133

 

Cassie Hulse

Education and Training Director

Oversees all professional development trainings. Contact for information about becoming a contract trainer or on-site training requests.


Contact Cassie Hulse

907.265.3114

 

Meghan Johnson

Learn & Grow Director

Oversees Alaska’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS), Learn & Grow. Contact to enroll in Learn & Grow.


Contact Meghan Johnson

907.265.3104

 

Jen Clark

Professional Development Director

Supports and supervises the direction of thread’s professional development services team.


Contact Jen Clark

907.265.3124

 

Reanne Queja

Family Services Manager

Provides support to early childhood education programs with environmental assessments and supervises thread’s family services team.


Contact Reanne Queja

907.265.3120

 

Mildred Parker

Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services, and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills. Contact for MyTeachingPartner (MTP) coaching.


Contact Mildred Parker

907.265.3116

 

Caroll Rodriguez

Bilingual Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services, and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills. Contacto para información de desarrollo profesional en Español.


Contact Caroll Rodriguez

907.265.3134

 

Jessica Simonsen, M.Ed

Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services, and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills.


Contact Jessica Simonsen, M.Ed

907.265.3123

 

Vanessa Plourde-Smith

Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services, and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills. Contact for family child care support.


Contact Vanessa Plourde-Smith

907.265.3115

 

Mischellean Smith

Quality Services Manager

Responsible for supporting thread’s statewide program quality improvement efforts to increase access to affordable, quality child care.


Contact Mischellean Smith

907.265.3125

 

Crystal Akagi

Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services, and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills.


Contact Crystal Akagi

907.265.3122

 

Steven David

Salesforce Administrator

Manages and supports the functions and maintenance of thread's Salesforce system.


Contact Steven David

907.265.3109

 

Aziz Atallah

Statewide Coordinator

Provides administrative support to the statewide CCR&R Network as well as thread’s CEO and COO.


Contact Aziz Atallah

907.265.3110

 

Kelly Laipenieks

Office Manager

Provides administrative support for the Anchorage office.


Contact Kelly Laipenieks

907.265.3173

 

Adrian Avey

Grants and Contracts Coordinator

Provides grants management support.


Contact Adrian Avey

907.265.3127

 

Wendy Howard

Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist

Provides direct services to families and early childhood education program database support. Contact for information on child care referrals, community resources, and child development.


Contact Wendy Howard

907.265.3113

 

Panu Lucier

Alaska SEED Director

Oversees Alaska’s System for Early Education Development (SEED). Contact for information about Alaska SEED, including Alaska’s Early Care & Learning Core Knowledge and Competencies, and the Alaska SEED Professional Development 3-year Plan.


Contact Panu Lucier

907.265.3106

 

Nancy Roman

Statewide Systems Coordinator - Alaska SEED

Provides administrative support for Alaska SEED. Contact Nancy for Alaska SEED Registry, Career Ladder and Alaska Early Childhood Administrator Credential support.


Contact Nancy Roman

907.265.3118

 

Aaron Tooyak

Statewide Systems Coordinator - Alaska SEED

Provides administrative support for Alaska SEED with a focus on data systems. Contact Aaron for Professional Development Reimbursement Funding and Alaska SEED Trainer and Training Approval applications.


Contact Aaron Tooyak

907.265.3128

 

Juliana Romer

Statewide Systems Coordinator - Alaska SEED and Learn & Grow

Provides administrative support for Alaska SEED and Learn & Grow.


Contact Juliana Romer

907.265.3132

 

Megan Martin

Special Projects Coordinator

Provides support for data analysis and special projects at thread.


Contact Megan Martin

907.265.3131

 

Chanel Carrasquillo

Administrative Associate

First point of contact for all walk-in clients, visitors, and those who call thread's main line.


Contact Chanel Carrasquillo

907.265.3119