Juneau

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Juneau

2354 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
📞 (907)586-6044
Fax (907) 586-6084

Care Coordination
📞 (907) 500-7456
Fax (907) 500-7457

Juneau Education Specialist

Amber
Amber
Smith - Education Specialist

Amber excels at providing educational support for people living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, their families, and their care partners.

📞 907-586-6044
📠 907-586-6084
asmith@alzalaska.org

Juneau Care Coordination Team

Nicholas
Nicholas
Marinelli - Care Coordinator

Nicholas has been a Care Coordinator with ARA for 2 years. With a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University, he has worked both in health and human services and education and has experience providing direct support, case management, and coordination of services.

Nicholas has a lot of experience with IDD Waivers and has worked with a lot of folks who experience an intellectual and/or developmental disability. He has a strong understanding of what it means to be an advocate and how to act as a support for individuals and families.

Nicholas says, “As a care coordinator, I am an advocate. My responsibility is to guide individuals who experience dementia-related symptoms, and those who experience physical and/or intellectual disabilities. My roll is to write the individual’s plan for supports granted under an annual waiver. The goal is to ensure they have enough support so that they can have the choice to remain autonomous in their home and community. I meet with the individual on a monthly basis to ensure the quality and adequacy of the services they are receiving. Additionally, I work with the individual’s entire team (family, medical provider, habilitative providing agency, etc.) coordinating satisfactory services for them; helping them connect to the locally available resources.

“Throughout my career, my work has been devoted to building stronger communities. I believe that the more individuals who are able to participate in the community the stronger the community is. My goal as a Care Coordinator is to help people remain in a place of their choosing, as a participant in their community. I want to work with individuals to identify the resources available and select services that best fit their needs.”

📞 907-500-7456
📠 907-500-7457
nMarinelli@ccralaska.org

Tiffany
Tiffany
Schneider - Care Coordinator

Joining ARA 3 years ago, Tiffany believes her personal experiences allow her to connect with individuals and their families on a personal level. Believing that every person has a voice that deserves to be heard, she uses a person-centered approach connecting community and natural supports in response to the individuals’ goals, needs, and personal preferences. She also believes in promoting positive and effective communication with all team members while valuing collaboration.

Tiffany attended the University of Phoenix and received an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with a concentration in addictions.

In 2009, she became a step-parent to her son who experiences an intellectual disability and has learned ways to advocate for him across all settings. The struggles they endured as a family raising a child with many extra needs inspired her to go back to school so she could help other families navigate the same hurdles she and her family experienced.

While attending school, Tiffany took on a paid intern position at Genesee Lake School, in Oconomowoc, WI, a school that is nationally recognized for providing treatment programs, therapeutic school settings, and advocacy for children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, and/or emotional disturbances. She started as one-on-one support staff in the classroom, and after 3 months, she was promoted to an instructional aide in a high-needs classroom with children ranging from 9 to 14 years old.

While working at Genesee Lake School for two and a half years, Tiffany learned different therapeutic approaches to teaching, as well as implementing different therapeutic tools to better assist children who experience different abilities, and to prepare them for transitioning back into their traditional school setting.

📞 907-500-7456
tschneider@ccralaska.org

Tess
Tess
Staton - Juneau

Care Coordination Supervisor
Born and raised in Juneau, Tess is familiar with the resources that are available and has strong community connections, which at times has been extremely beneficial to helping coordinate services and care.

Following graduation from Lewis and Clark College with a BA in Psychology Tess began working as a case manager/service coordinator at a local providing agency, working specifically with individuals who experienced complex medical conditions. Prior to that, a behavioral health specialist, providing direct care to individuals, who experienced mental health disorders, in group homes.

As a care coordinator, Tess is an advocate to individuals who are elderly and experience dementia-related symptoms, and to those who experience physical and/or intellectual disabilities. In her role, with support from the care coordination team, she writes the individual’s annual waiver for habilitative services, which helps ensure they have enough support so that they can live their own best life.

Tess is passionate about helping others.

📞 907-500-7456
📠 907-500-7457
TStaton@ccralaska.org