Members

The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual assault is comprised of nine members: Commissioners or their designee of the Departments of Corrections, Law, Health and Social Service, Public Safety, Education and Early Development; and four public members appointed by the governor. The Council meets, at a minimum, quarterly. All meetings are announced by public notice.

Picture Name Affiliation
Susan Cushing,
Public Member

Appointed: July 2009
P.O. Box 111200, Juneau AK 99811
Phone: 235-4850
Email: cushinghouse@gmail.com

Ronald Taylor
Deputy Commission for Corrections
Appointed: December 2012
ADS-OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 601
Anchorage, AK 99501-3558
Phone: 269-7362
Email: ronald.taylor@alaska.gov
Donna Erickson
Public Member
Appointed: April 22, 2013
PO Box 111200, Juneau AK 99811
Phone: (907) 625-1208
Email: sauraq55@hotmail.com
Richard Irwin Chair
Public Member
Appointed: September 2011
1301 W 100th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: 344-2141(W)
Email: rwi52@me.com
Kelly Howell
Special Assistant/Legislative Liaison
Appointed: October, 2013
Dept. of Public Safety,
Office of the Commissioner
5700 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1225
Phone: (907) 269-5086
Email: kelly.howell@alaska.gov
Rachel Gernat Vice Chair
Public Member
Appointed: August 2012
PO Box 111200, Juneau AK 99811
Phone:  (907)354-6622 (M)
Email: rachelgernat@gmail.com
Patricia Owen
Health and Safety Program Coordinator
Appointed: March 2011
Jessica Hood, Secretary 465-2830
Dept. of Education and Early Development, TLS
801 W 10th Street, Suite 200 / P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Phone: 465-2939 Fax: 465-6760
Email: patricia.owen@alaska.gov
Rick Svobodny
Deputy Attorney General
Appointed: January 2007
Dept. of Law, Criminal Division
Dimond Courthouse, RM 717 / P.O. Box 110300
Juneau, AK 99811-0300
Phone: 465-3428 Fax: 465-4043
Email: richardsvobodny@alaska.gov