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Extended hours to 5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Board & Staff

Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the Interior of Alaska, starting with those who take advantage of our programs and services.


Executive Director

Anna has been IAA’s Executive Director since 2002 and was the HIV Client Services Director for 4 ½ years prior to that. She has bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English Education. Born in Idaho, raised in western Washington, Anna came to Alaska in 1989 with her husband. On her first view of the interior from the Alaska Highway, she knew this was home.

Deputy Director
Behavioral Health Counselor

Lindsey was born and raised in Fairbanks, AK. She received Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She holds Chemical Dependency II certification and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been working as a Behavioral Health Counselor with IAA’s Interior Medication Assisted Treatment Program since 2014, transitioned to IMAT's Program Manager in 2020 and IAA's Deputy Director in 2023.  She enjoys travelling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and dogs.

Finance Director

Karen was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska.  She moved to a couple of states and found her way back home to the “Last Frontier”.  She earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resource Management.  While working for various places she has become aware of multiple backgrounds and faucets with diversity in employment.

“IAA is a place of encouragement and has given me the opportunity to utilize my education and background for the betterment and vision we pursue.”-Karen

Accounts Payable

Program Assistant


HIV Services

HIV Services Director

HIV Services Program Assistant

Interior Medication Assisted Treatment

Clinical Director
Behavioral Health Counselor

Brenda has worked at Interior AIDS Association since 2002. She got her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling from UAF. She loved her educational experience and has been gratified to teach for the school from which she graduated. IAA has also taken multiple practicum students and counseling interns from UAF and hired them as part of our capable team. Although she hales from the Midwest, she has lived in Fairbanks since 1985. Her and her husband of 33 years have two sons that were born and raised here in the interior and she is a grandparent. Brenda’s family and career here at IAA have provided great joy, challenge, and fulfilment and she feels grateful to be part of the organization and privileged to serve our clients.

Clinical Supervisor
Behavioral Health Counselor

Adie was born in Fairbanks, raised outside, and moved back to Alaska in 2001. After a year-long internship at IAA in 2015 she became a counselor with its Interior Medication Assisted Treatment Program in 2016. She has a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, a Master’s of Business Administration, and a Master’s of Education in Counseling—all from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a Chemical Dependency II certification and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. In her free time, she enjoys winter activities that involve ice and snow, travelling, yoga, cooking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Behavioral Health Counselor

Phelicia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology and her Master’s of Education in Counseling. She began as an intern at IAA in January of 2019 in and has earned a M.Ed. in Counseling from UAF.  She has a CDC II certification through the state of Alaska.

Peer Support Specialist & Case Manager

Maya is a lifelong Alaskan who is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at UAF. In 2019 she earned her National Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Chemical Dependency Counselor Technician certifications and is working toward earning her Chemical Dependency Counselor I.  She is the Case Manager for Interior Medication Assisted Treatment and Prevention Outreach. She assists consumers with locating resources in the community to assist them with housing, insurance, food assistance, and other needs. She also works with the IAA Prevention team to provide the Fairbanks community with free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and the Northern Exchange program. In her free time, she enjoys long-boarding, fishing, gardening, and camping with her family and friends.

Program Assistants


Dr. Day, DO - Medical Director

Susan  RN - Nurse Manager

Cassandra RN - Dispensing Nurse

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Rick - Board Chair
Tony - Board Treasurer



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