Our Staff


Tiffany Hall

Executive Director

Tiffany was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from Bartlett High School, she explored the country for 12 years before returning to Alaska. She came to Recover Alaska in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Classics from Pomona College, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Oregon, and 10 years of nonprofit experience mixed with social justice advocacy, poetry, and dancing. .
Tiffany has been recognized as one of Alaska’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40, University of Oregon’s 2019 Distinguished Recent Alumna, and Grantmakers in Health 2021 recipient of the Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy. She currently serves as vice chair of the board of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance.

Tiffany loves to spend time with her family and friends—especially her magical daughter Margaret—and is grateful to live and play on the land of the Dena’ina people. Her personal story of recovery can be seen in Recover Alaska’s Day 001 video series.

Contact Tiffany at 907-249-6644 or at thall@recoveralaska.org.

Tiffany Hall

Sara Platt

Program Manager

Sara grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Missouri. Having a passion for meeting new people from different cultures, Sara has lived in three different states and six different countries. She has done everything from teaching English in Ecuador and South Korea to working as a behavioral health clinician at a rehabilitation center for youth in Kenya.

Sara holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has spent the last 12 years in the behavioral health world, including advocating for those who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault, working as an integrated health specialist, providing individual and group therapy, and overseeing admissions and early interventions for a community behavioral health clinic that provides both outpatient and residential services for substance use disorders.

Sara arrived in Alaska four years ago and feels grateful for the opportunity to call Alaska her forever home. She has a passion for connecting individuals, families, and providers to each other, to themselves, and to shared goals in order to improve well-being for all Alaskans.

Contact Sara at 907-249-6647 or at splatt@recoveralaska.org.

Sara Platt
Blaze Bell

Blaze Bell

Administrative Coordinator

Blaze Bell is a Victim Rights Advocate, Singer, and Podcast Host. She is the board chair for Victims for Justice, Vice-Chair for the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Victim Consultant for the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, and Peer Support for Standing Together Against Rape. Blaze was in the 2022 Top 40 Under 40 class and the 2019 recipient of the First Lady Volunteer of Alaska award.

Contact Blaze at 907-249-6643 Or bbell@recoveralaska.org.

Elizabeth Ogungbenle, PhD, MPH

Research Analyst

Elizabeth is originally from Nigeria; she received a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH). Elizabeth moved to the United States in 2018 for her PhD program in Public Policy (Health Management). She has a great passion for preventive medicine with the goal of achieving health for all.

Contact Elizabeth at eogungbenle@recoveralaska.org


Marlene Adams

Prevention and Education Manager 

Marlene M Adams, I am Inupiaq, born in Kotzebue raised in Fairbanks and Kenai Alaska. I am grateful to be in recovery. My family relations span across the North with many residing out of state. I have one adult child who I raised as a single Mom and she resides in Anchorage. When asked about why I love Prevention I say it started when I gave birth to my child because I wanted a different world for her that included education around healthy choices, breaking the cycles and advocating for herself.

Some of my favorite things to do include hiking year-round, berry picking, yoga, traveling to new places and spending time laughing with family and friends.

My work experience has been in the nonprofit world, and I thrive in being a part of a team that strives to provide education and healthier choices for our youth who I believe are our future leaders. I’m excited to join Recover Alaska’s team and look forward to connecting with the Alliance and others interested in the reduction of substance misuse in our great state of Alaska.

Contact Marlene at madams@recoveralaska.org



Governance Council

  • Heidi Hedberg — State of Alaska Department of Health
  • April Kyle — Chair, Southcentral Foundation
  • Alex McKay — Rasmuson Foundation
  • Elizabeth Ripley — Past Chair, Mat-Su Health Foundation
  • Ella Goss — Providence Alaska
  • Dean Debbie Craig - UAA

Operations Council

  • Andrew Aquino — University of Alaska 
  • Natasha Pineda — Rasmuson Foundation
  • Heather Phelps — State of Alaska Department of Health
  • Andre Rosay — University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Michelle Baker— Southcentral Foundation
  • Philip Licht — Vice Chair, Set Free Alaska
  • Ray Michaelson — Mat-Su Health Foundation
  • Renee Rafferty — Chair, Providence Health & Services Alaska
  • Tiffany Hall — ex officio, Recover Alaska
  • Tina Woods — Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes