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Council Members


Rural Public Member


Teresa Lowe

Appointed: August 2018
Utqiagvik, AK, 99723
Phone: (907)465-4356

Vice Chair
Public Member


Lydia Heyward

Appointed: August 2019
Anchorage, AK, 99504
Phone: (907)465-4356

Public Members

Public Member

Linda Stanford

Ryon Turley

Appointed: July, 2020
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907)465-4356

Public Member


Angela Garay

Appointed: August, 2019
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907)465-4356


Department Representatives

Dept. of Corrections


    ---Laura Brooks

     Division Operations Manager
     Health & Rehabilitation Services
     Appointed: February 2019
     550 W. 7th Ave. Ste. 1800,
     Anchorage, AK 99501
     Phone: (907)269-7392


Dept. of Law


John Skidmore

 Deputy Attorney General
 Appointed: July, 2017
 1031 W. 4th Ave. Suite 200,
 Anchorage, AK 99501
 Phone: (907)269-6379

Dept. of Health & Social Services


     ---Jillian Gellings

     Project Analyst
     Appointed: August 2019 
     PO Box 110601
     Juneau, AK 99811-0601
     Phone: (907)465-1614


Dept. of Public Safety


     ---James E. Cockrell

     Appointed: June, 2021
     5700 East Tudor Road
     Anchorage, AK 99507
     Phone: 907-269-5086

Dept. of Education and Early Development


Kami Moore

Program Coordinator II
Appointed: August, 2021
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811


The purpose of the Council is to provide for planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault or to their families and to perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault and to provide for crisis intervention and prevention programs. Council members are appointed by the governor, to represent a wide range of knowledge, expertise and involvement in domestic violence and sexual assault issues statewide. Membership requirements include representation from five government departments: Departments of Public Safety, Health & Social Services, Education & Early Development, Corrections and the Office of the Attorney General. In addition, four public members are appointed at least one who shall be from a rural community.