Alaskans live free from the consequences of alcohol misuse, so we are empowered to achieve our full potential.
Reducing excessive alcohol use and harm.
Partnering with organizations and individuals dedicated to reducing the harm associated with alcohol misuse as well as connecting those who need treatment/information to the help they need.
ELEVATING THE CONVERSATION
Raising awareness of the negative impacts of excessive alcohol consumption and advocate for legislation and policies that will help reduce alcohol misuse.
Reducing the stigma associated with alcohol misuse through positive messaging and programs.
Together we are greater than the sum of our parts.
Affirming every person’s inherent worth.
Alaskans working together can impact the wellbeing of our state.
Tiffany was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from Bartlett High School, she explored the country for 12 years, then returned to Alaska in 2012 to work for Providence Health and Services. She served first as a philanthropy officer, where she was honored as the Diverse Communities Scholar in 2013, then as the state advocacy program manager. She comes to Recover Alaska with 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in fundraising, program development, public relations, and government affairs.
Actively involved in the Anchorage community, she volunteers for Story Works Alaska, ChildFirst Alaska and the Pride Foundation. Currently, she chairs the Anchorage Women’s Commission and sits on the board of directors for the YWCA Alaska.
Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and a Master of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is an alumna of both Leadership Anchorage and Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence, and in 2016 was selected as one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40. Tiffany loves to play in the mountains, spend time with her family and friends and give high fives. Her personal story of recovery can be seen in Recover Alaska’s Day 001 video series.
Contact Tiffany at 907-249-6644 or at email@example.com.
Jess is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and made her way to Alaska permanently in 2007, by way of Olympia, Washington, where she studied liberal arts at the Evergreen State College. With a penchant for social justice and a lifelong love of the natural world, Alaska has been home for just over a decade now. In 2009, she took a position with Anchorage School District’s Title VI/ Indian Education program, where she advocated for Alaska Native and Native American families and students, working with grant initiative Project Ki’L as well. Her work with Title VI/ Indian Education won her a Denali Award in 2011.
With a keen awareness of the inefficiencies of people-serving systems, and a strong desire to create change, Jess pursued a Master’s of Arts in Education degree through Goddard College, based in Vermont. She brought those same values to her work at YWCA Alaska as a Youth Empowerment Manager. Her work continues with Recover Alaska, where she manages programs, including Education and Prevention.
Jess is mother to a precocious nine-year-old son. Jess and her son enjoy fishing, visiting relatives, and adventuring. They are also the proud owners of three wonderful cats.
Molly was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. Working her way up the west coast, she graduated Seattle University in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Public Affairs. During college, her care for social justice deepened as she partook in student organizing around environmental, racial, and gender justice. She sees how these systemic issues are tied to alcohol misuse. She comes to Recover Alaska in a year of service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, whose main values are community, simple living, spirituality, and ecological justice. After this year of service she hopes to use the skills she has learned to do community organizing and policy change. Molly also enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and dance parties.
Shape legislation and policies that help to reduce alcohol abuse and build constituencies for change.
Positive Social Norms
Launch campaigns that leverage positive messaging to improve social norms around alcohol consumption among key audiences. Be [You] is a statewide media campaign that seeks to prevent and reduce underage drinking among youth by challenging the misconception that most teens drink alcohol. View Be [You].
Day 001: Voices of Recovery celebrates the true stories of Alaskans overcoming alcohol addiction. An eight-part video and radio series, Day 001 features a diverse range of Alaskans telling their inspiring personal stories of recovery, from professionals to students to artists. View Day 001.
ALCOHOL AND ME
Alcohol & Me is a place for Alaskans to talk about alcohol in their lives. If you lost friends. If you found sobriety. These are your stories in your own words. View Alcohol and Me.
DATA-JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP: TELLING ALASKA’S ALCOHOL STORIES THROUGH DATA
In January 2015, Recover Alaska partnered with the Alaska Press Club to provide a week-long fellowship lab for working journalists to gain skills analyzing and visualizing publicly-available data to build enterprise stories related to alcohol in Alaska. View series.
PATHS TO RECOVERY: FINDING SOLUTIONS TO ALASKA’S LONG-RUNNING ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
In July 2015, Recover Alaska kicked off a partnership with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner to focus on solutions to the alcohol issues in Alaska. View Paths to Recovery.
STATE OF INTOXICATION
Recover Alaska partnered with the Anchorage Daily News to underwrite coverage of one of our state’s most pressing issues, excessive alcohol consumption. Reporter Kyle Hopkins and photographer Marc Lester conducted an in-depth journalistic examination of the effect of excessive use of alcohol on Alaska. View State of Intoxication.
Alaskans have long known that our state has an alcohol problem that needs to be addressed. Alcohol overuse has a yearly economic impact of approximately $1.2 billion for our state, has been identified as the top health issue for Alaskans and directly and indirectly affects individuals, their loved ones and society.
Recover Alaska is a coalition with the goal of addressing the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption in Alaska. It is an organization that is exclusively dedicated to combatting the problem of alcohol abuse. Through various initiatives such as changes to systems, policies and social practices, we are focused on long-term improvements. But we cannot tackle this alone. Our partners include the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Mat-Su Health Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Providence Alaska, State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Southcentral Foundation.
Our belief is that change is not possible unless we get to the root of the alcohol overconsumption problem. We hope to do this by increasing understanding of the effects of excessive alcohol use, changing social norms, improving access to information about treatment and capturing data that will allow us to see where improvements in services and resources are needed. From investigative media partnership projects to analysis of Alaska’s alcohol statutes to sharing personal stories of individuals in recovery, we strive to break the cycle of alcohol abuse so that all Alaskans feel empowered to achieve their full potential.
Funding and support for Recover Alaska has been generously provided by a consortium of funding partners. These include:
Funding and support is also provided by the following partners:
Sultana New Ventures (a service of The Foraker Group)
MIKE ABBOTTAlaska Mental Health Trust Authority
MICHELE BROWNUnited Way of Anchorage
TOM CHARDAlaska Behavioral Health Association
JEFF COOKFairbanks Hospital Foundation Board
CHRIS COOKEAlaska Mental Health Trust Authority Trustee
Adam CrumDepartment of Health and Social Services, State of Alaska
DIANE DISANTOIndividual Representative
KATHERINE GOTTLIEBChair, Southcentral Foundation
TIFFANY HALLRecover Alaska
ROALD HELGESENAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
REBECCA BRICE HENDERSONRasmuson Foundation Board
JEFF JESSEEUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
MICHAEL JOHNSONDepartment of Education and Early Development, State of Alaska
DIANE KAPLANPast Chair, Rasmuson Foundation
Bev SchoonoverAdvisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Preston SimmonsProvidence Alaska
PHILIP LICHTSet Free Alaska
Amanda PriceState of Alaska – Department of Public Safety
WILLIAM MORSEAnchorage Superior Court Judge
ELIZABETH RIPLEYMat-Su Health Foundation
TREVOR STORRSAlaska Children’s Trust
DAN WINKELMANYukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation