ALP Staff

ALP has an incredible, supportive team of staff members that support our students, volunteers, and everything we do!

Lori Pickett

Executive Director

Marisol Vargas

Director of Finance & Social Services
English, Spanish

Amy Facklam

Director of Adult Education

Lauren Neuman

Lead Educational Instructor
English, Spanish

Sunny Kim

Program Support Specialist/
English, Korean

Naki Nakamura

Intake Integration Specialist
English, Spanish

Rosario Ramirez

Family Literacy Coordinator
English, Spanish

Erin LoPorto

Resource and Technology Coordinator

Nyabony Gat

PLN Coordinator, PATH Academy instructor
English, Nuer

Juna May

Integrated English Training Instructor (health), RN

Kengo Nagaoka

Adult Education Student Integration Specialist
English, Japanese

Ashley Mattson

Community Integration Specialist
English, French

Casey Lewis

Program Support Specialist

Ben Virgin

Language Arts and Social Studies Instructor
English, Italian

ALP Board Members

ALP is supported by a hard-working, generous group of board members who support our staff with promotions, fundraising, special projects, and so much more!

Meneka Thiru

Community Engagement Librarian, APL

Sue Liebner

Vice President, Volunteer Teacher
Principal, ASD, retired

Jim Anderson

Treasurer, Volunteer Teacher
CPA, retired

DeeAnn Apgar

Small business owner

Linda Gerwin

Board Member
Accountant, Natives of Alaska

Amanda Dale

Board Member
Education Programs Mgr, Alaska Humanities Forum

Shannon Kuhn

Board Member
Health Communications Director, CDC Foundation

Brian Kirchner

Board Member
Program Mgr, Skiku Inc

Kate Powers

Board Member
Regional Director, Ops Support, Providence Health & Services

Mari Selle

Board Member
Director, Workforce Development South Central Area Health Education Center /Alaska Primary Care Association

Emily Creely

Advisory Committee Member
Environmental Project Mgr, DOWL