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

 

Reme Oliver-Lampon

CFO

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


Contact Reme Oliver-Lampon

907.265.3102

 
 

Candice Vialpando

Marketing Manager

Responsible for implementing thread's marketing strategies and activities.


Contact Candice Vialpando

907.265.3108

 

Caroll Rodriguez

Bilingual Professional Development Manager

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

 

Cassie Hulse

Alaska SEED Manager

Supports Alaska SEED programming and staff as well as directs the Alaska SEED Steering Committee and work groups.


Contact Cassie Hulse

907.265.3114

 

Chanel Carrasquillo

Bilingual Professional Development Associate

Provides support for the Professional Development Team. Contacto para información de desarrollo profesional en Español.


Contact Chanel Carrasquillo

907.265.3119

 

Chelsie Kochanowski

Professional Development Specialist

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


Contact Chelsie Kochanowski

907.265.3136

 

Crystal Aken

Child Care Assistance Provider Specialist

Provides Child Care Assistance grant services for the Northern Interior and Southeast Alaska communities and supports early care and education providers who participate in the Child Care Assistance subsidy program.


Contact Crystal Aken

907.265.3183

 

Erica Roy

Professional Development Associate

Provides support for the Professional Development team.


Contact Erica Roy

907.265.3107

 

Evelyn Chu

Professional Development Specialist

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


Contact Evelyn Chu

907.265.3117

 

Farra Korshin

Executive Assistant

Provides administrative for thread's CEO, Board of Directors, and management team.


Contact Farra Korshin

907.265.3110

 

Hayley Anderson

Creative Services Specialist

Supports the design, production, and management of creative assets, tools and initiatives for thread, Learn & Grow, and Alaska SEED.


Contact Hayley Anderson

907.265.3111

 

Illiana Soto

Finance Associate

Contact for information on accounts receivable and accounts payable.


Contact Illiana Soto

907.265.3135

 

Janene Lovelace

Professional Development Manager

Responsible for supporting thread’s public training calendar, private training needs, and recruiting contract trainers to advance professional development for early childhood educators across the state.


Contact Janene Lovelace

907.265.3137

 

Jen Clark

Professional Development Director

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


Contact Jen Clark

907.265.3124

 

Joy Garnett-Young

Statewide Systems Coordinator - Alaska SEED

Provides support for the Alaska SEED Registry and Career Ladder.


Contact Joy Garnett-Young

907.265.3128

 

Juliana Romer

Statewide Systems Coordinator - Alaska SEED/Learn & Grow

Provides administrative support for Alaska SEED and Learn & Grow.


Contact Juliana Romer

907.265.3132

 

Kayleigh Piscoya

Administrative Associate

Serves as the first point of contact for clients in the office or on the phone.


Contact Kayleigh Piscoya

907.265.3125

 

Kelsey DeCamillis

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 Kelsey DeCamillis

907.265.3129

 

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

 

Kristi Davis

Child Care Assistance Manager

Local Administrator for the Child Care Assistance grant servicing the Northern Interior and Southeast Alaska communities and supporting families and early care and education providers eligible to participate in the subsidy program.


Contact Kristi Davis

907.265.3180

 

Krysta Artibey

Marketing Coordinator

Responsible for supporting thread’s marketing activities, including event marketing, social media strategy, and brand promotional materials.


Contact Krysta Artibey

907.265.3109

 

Mara Alcaraz-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 Mara Alcaraz-Rodriguez

907.265.3138

 

Megan Martin

Salesforce Administrator

Responsible for overall management and maintenance of thread's Salesforce environment.


Contact Megan Martin

907.265.3131

 

Meghan Johnson

Early Childhood Systems Director

Directs and oversees Alaska’s early childhood systems including Learn & Grow and Alaska SEED.


Contact Meghan Johnson

907.265.3104

 

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

907.265.3116

 

Monica Wilkinson

Statewide Systems Coordinator - Alaska SEED

Supports Alaska SEED's Trainer and Training Approval System as well as other Alaska SEED activities.


Contact Monica Wilkinson

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

 

Nick Moe

Public Policy Manager

Coordinates public policy strategies and activities to support accessible, affordable high-quality child care in Alaska. Contact for data and information on thread's legislative agenda.


Contact Nick Moe

907.265.3122

 

Nilda Holyfield

Child Care Assistance Eligibility Specialist

Provides Child Care Assistance grant services for the Northern Interior and Southeast Alaska communities and supports families in determining eligibility to participate in the Child Care Assistance subsidy program.


Contact Nilda Holyfield

907.265.3181

 

Pamela Walker

Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills. Contact for information about Learn & Grow, ERS, CLASS, and training.


Contact Pamela Walker

907.265.3186

 

Renee Munson

Finance Associate

Processes agency payroll and account payables.


Contact Renee Munson

907.265.3130

 

Saralyn Theriault

Child Care Assistance Eligibility Specialist

Provides Child Care Assistance grant services for the Northern Interior and Southeast Alaska communities and supports families in determining eligibility to participate in the Child Care Assistance subsidy program.


Contact Saralyn Theriault

907.265.3182

 

Tamora Harding-Childs

Early Childhood Specialist

Provides statewide early care & education referral and resource services to families and maintains thread program accounts for early childhood educators. Contact for child care options, regional resources, child development & parenting, and early learning program database assistance.


Contact Tamora Harding-Childs

907.265.3141

 

Tracey Adams

Community Services Manager

Support expansion of thread services to increase access to affordable, quality child care statewide.


Contact Tracey Adams

907.265.3139

 

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

 

Wendy Howard

Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist

Provides statewide early care & education referral and resource services, in Spanish and English, to families and maintains thread program accounts for early childhood educators. Contact for child care options, regional resources, child development & parenting, and early learning program database assistance.


Contact Wendy Howard

907.265.3113