Our Staff

Mari L. Selle, MPH, Director

Mari Selle brings to the Center a strong background in rural health policy and program development. Previously, she has worked on the executive management team for a small rural hospital, managed a health care consulting business, and has worked on health policy and research within State government and the University systems. Ms. Selle enjoys playtime with her young children and getting out in the Alaskan outdoors.

Office:  907-212-6584
Email: mariko.selle@providence.org

Emily Berman, Health Education Coordinator

Ms. Berman wants to live in a world filled with equal opportunity, holistic health care, and brunch every day of the week. As a former AmeriCorps member and Sarah Lawrence College graduate with a dual degree in biology and psychology, her first professional work experience is with the SC AHEC as a Health Education Coordinator. She was voted “Most Open Heart” by students of her Behavioral Health Careers Spring Break Camp. When she’s not helping students of all ages discover and reach their dream health career, you can find her training for a triathlon, curled up with a book and her cat, or trying to decide where to travel next for graduate school or the Peace Corps.

Phone: 907-212-6580
Email: Emily.berman@providence.org

Teresa Novakovich, Program Assistant

Ms. Novakovich is a long-time Alaskan, professional photographer, and former Bookkeeper and HR manager for her family-owned business. She has volunteered extensively in her community and church over the years, earning an Outstanding Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from the Superintendent of Schools and President of the Anchorage School board. Ms. Novakovich enjoys running, photography, and spending time with her family.
Phone: 907-212-6578 or 907-919-8127
Email: Teresan@alaskapca.org

Alexa Lawson, M.A., Health Education Coordinator

With a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Montana, and a Master’s in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University, Alex’s passion is to cultivate partnerships in order to discover and utilize existing resources for transformation within marginalized communities. An adventurous spirit and avid love of the outdoors generally keep Alex occupied with hiking, biking, skiing and camping outside of the office, though you may also find her exercising culinary creativity in the kitchen, or planning her next international exploration.

Phone: 907-212-6571

Email: alexa.lawson@providence.org

Eryn Wade, VISTA Americorps Member

Mr. Wade is an Americorps VISTA member working on creating a mentorship model for entry level health care providers in Alaska. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in political science and has previously worked at Vons and The South Bay Entrepreneurial. Mr. Wade considers himself an amateur home cook with training in food preparation from his former employment.
Phone: 907-212-6590
Email: Eryn.Wade@providence.org

Nyabony Gat, Student Success Coordinator

Ms. Gat is a Health Sciences student at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she is pursuing her lifelong dream to become a physician serving rural and underserved communities. She has worked with the SC AHEC since 2015, where she has organized three Scrub Camps and multiple pop-up camps. Ms. Gat has received numerous honors, awards, and scholarships as a student. She speaks fluent Nuer.
Phone: 907-212-6590
Email: SCAlaskaAHEC@providence.org