AIPC is a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors.
To Prevent Injuries in Alaska
We pursue this mission using the public health model of injury prevention. We believe that in order to effectively reduce injuries and fatalities in any arena, it is necessary to consider the data that defines the problem. This means analyzing the epidemiology of a type of injury or cause of death, considering potential interventions relevant to both the mechanical causes as well as the human elements. Then, it is possible to implement interventions that address the specific elements of causation and to design interventions relevant to the appropriate population.
AIPC's efforts have been generously funded by a variety of sources including:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
Centers for Disease Control
Alaska Highway Safety Office
Alaska Department of Labor
Alaska Division of Health and Social Services
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Municipality of Anchorage
Denali Safety Council,
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers,
and many others
Marcia Howell JD, is the Executive Director for the Alaska Injury Prevention Center beginning October 1, 2008. The Board of Directors supervises the ED. She has 9+ years of experience with Injury Prevention work at the Alaska Injury Prevention Center. She has been involved in multiple community collaborative efforts including 4 town hall meetings focusing on the negative impacts of alcohol, Coordinator for the International Safe Communities Conference, presenter on media literacy and teen-based media campaigns around the world and US. Prior to working at AIPC she was an attorney for 9 years in Alaska, specializing in disability and domestic violence issues.
Marcia will take the lead on:
Beth Schuerman, Projects Director, has worked at AIPC for seven years. She is directly supervised by the Executive Director. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor and Senior Checker. She has experience coordinating successful youth events including bike rodeos, skateboarding competitions, and other alcohol-free events for teens. She has attended five LifeSavers Conferences and two International Conference on Safe Communities, where she was a presenter on AIPC’s teen projects. Beth also completed Injury Prevention trainings provided by Johns Hopkins University and the Indian Health Services.
Beth will take the lead on:
Mandi Seethaler is AIPC’s bookkeeper and administrative assistant. She will complete fiscal grant reporting requirements. She will also actively participate in CPS activities including car seat checks, tracking statewide CPS participation, , assist with classroom presentations, as well as general administrative assistance.
Mandi will take the lead on:
Peggy Hayashi is an RN and has worked with AIPC for 9 years, promoting child passenger safety. She has been instrumental in expanding CPS in Alaska from just 2 instructors to where we are today.
Peggy will take the lead on:
Niki Pereira is AIPC's Fire Prevention Specialist: Niki runs the Fire Stoppers program. Fire Stoppers responds to youth up to the age of eighteen when they misuse fire in a dangerous way or set a fire that causes damage, injury or death. It has become an integrated youth diversion program for many agencies in Anchorage (and even some state agencies). Referrals to Fire Stoppers come from the Anchorage Fire Department, closely followed by the Anchorage School District and parent self-referrals. The remaining referrals come from APD, McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage Youth Court, Office of Children’s Services, and mental health professionals, including Charter North Star Hospital.
|Anita Shell||Crime Prevention, Anchorage Police Department|
|Kyla Hagan||Injury Prevention Specialist: AK Native Tribal Health|
|Brian Saylor, Board President||Retired director, Institute for Circumpolar Health|
|Corlis Taylor||Manager, Hospital Education and Media, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital|
|Herb Everett||Director Safety, Westmark Hotels|
|Gordon Glaser||Health Program Manager, Division of Public Health|
|Phillip Somervell||National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health|
|Mary Thompson||Trauma Coordinator, Providence Alaska Medical Center|
|Soren Orly, Treasurer||UAA|
|Ronni Sullivan, Vice President||Retired Director of Southern Region EMS|
|Steve Wiener||Manager, Hospital and Communication Environment Services, Alaska Native Medical Center|
|Susan Soule, Secretary||Consultant|