ALP Staff

ALP has an incredible, supportive team of staff members that support our students, volunteers, and everything we do!

We are so proud of the diversity of our staff, which reflects the diversity of our student body. Altogether our staff speak and understand ten different languages (English, Spanish, French, Khmer, Korean, Nuer, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, and Emakhuwa). For the languages without direct support, we offer Language Link phone support.

Lori Pickett

Executive Director
English

Marisol Vargas

Director of Finance & Social Services
English, Español

Amy Facklam

Director of Adult Education
English, Française

Rosario Grande

Family Literacy Coordinator
English, Español

Lauren Neuman

Lead Educational Instructor
English, Español

Sunny Kim

Program Support Specialist/
Instructor
English, Korean 한국어  

Naki Nakamura

Intake Integration Specialist
English, Español

Erin LoPorto

Resource and Technology Coordinator
English

Nyabony Gat

PLN Coordinator, PATH Academy instructor
English, Nuer

Juna May

Integrated English Training Instructor (health), RN
English, Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ

Kengo Nagaoka

Adult Education Student Integration Specialist
English,  Japanese 日本語

Ashley Mattson

Community Integration Specialist
English, Française

Casey Lewis

Program Support Specialist
English

Ben Virgin

Language Arts and Social Studies Instructor
English, Italiano

Artur Zacarias

Math and Science Instructor
English, Português, Español, Emakhuwa 

ALP Board Members

ALP is supported by a hard-working, generous group of board members who support our staff with promotions, fundraising, special projects, and so much more!

Meneka Thiru

President
Community Engagement Librarian, APL

Sue Liebner

Vice President, Volunteer Teacher
Principal, ASD, retired

Jim Anderson

Treasurer, Volunteer Teacher
CPA, retired

DeeAnn Apgar

Secretary
Small business owner

Linda Gerwin

Board Member
Accountant, Natives of Alaska

Amanda Dale

Board Member
Education Programs Mgr, Alaska Humanities Forum

Shannon Kuhn

Board Member
Health Communications Director, CDC Foundation

Brian Kirchner

Board Member
Program Mgr, Skiku Inc

Kate Powers

Board Member
Regional Director, Ops Support, Providence Health & Services

Mari Selle

Board Member
Director, Workforce Development South Central Area Health Education Center /Alaska Primary Care Association

Emily Creely

Advisory Committee Member
Environmental Project Mgr, DOWL