thread Staff – Main Office (Anchorage)

Find staff in the: Main Office   |    Wasilla Office   |    Kenai Office   |    Southeast (through AEYC-SEA)   |    Southeast Rural Outreach Office    |    Northern/Interior (through Thrivalaska)    |    Child Care Assistance Office

 

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 and marketing 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

 

Meghan Holder

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 Meghan Holder

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

9072653100

 

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

Director of Professional Development

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


Contact Cassie Hulse

907.265.3114

 

Donna Wade

Director of Outreach & Program Expansion

Develops and implements child care programs statewide. Contact for information about early childhood mental health, ERS, and CLASS.


Contact Donna Wade

907.265.3107

 

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

Director of Consultation

Oversees thread’s consultation services for early childhood education programs. Contact for information about Alaska IN! or requests for technical assistance and Individual Child Consultations.



Contact Jen Clark

907.265.3124

 

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

 

Kirsten Scott

Professional Development Specialist

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


Contact Kirsten Scott

907.265.3100

 

Reanne Queja

Professional Development Specialist

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


Contact Reanne Queja

907.265.3120

 

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

Professional Development Specialist

Provides training, services, and support to early childhood educators with individual career advancement and enhancement of skills. Contact for information and support with Strengthening Families and the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.



Contact Mischellean Smith

907.265.3125

 

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

 

Taylar Sonnentag

Grants Coordinator

Provides grants management support.


Contact Taylar Sonnentag

907.265.3109

 

Wendy Howard

Bilingual Early Childhood Specialist

Provides direct services to families, early childhood education program database support, and Care Coordination for Help Me Grow Alaska. Contact for information on Ages & Stage Questionnaires, 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 the Alaska SEED Career Ladder and Alaska’s Core Knowledge and Competencies.


Contact Panu Lucier

907.265.3106

 

Zoe McHenry

SEED System Development Coordinator

Provides development support for SEED with a specific focus on data systems. Contact for trainer and training approval.


Contact Zoe McHenry

907.265.3132

 

Nancy Roman

SEED Professional Development Associate

Provides administrative support for SEED. Contact for SEED Registry support and Professional Development Reimbursement and Travel Reimbursement processing.


Contact Nancy Roman

907.265.3118

 

Juliana Romer

Administrative Associate

Serves as the first point of contact for the main phone line and the thread lobby. Contact for transcript requests and training registration.



Contact Juliana Romer

907.265.3119

 

Isabella Ontiveros

Lead Teacher, The Children's Place

Provides child care services at The Children’s Place, an early childhood education program managed by thread located inside the Gambell Street Dept. of Public Assistance office.



Contact Isabella Ontiveros

907.269.1079

 

Chanel Carrasquillo

Assistant Teacher, The Children's Place

Provides child care services at The Children’s Place, an early childhood education program managed by thread located inside the Gambell Street Dept. of Public Assistance office.


Contact Chanel Carrasquillo

907.269.1079