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Council Members

Council members are appointed and/or designated by law to represent a wide range of knowledge, expertise and involvement in domestic violence and sexual assault issues statewide. Here are the current members of the Council.


Patricia Owen

Patricia Owen, Chair

  • Health and Safety Program
  • Coordinator
  • Appointed: March 2011
  • Dept. of Education and Early
  • Development, TLS
  • 801 W 10th St, Suite 200/
  • P.O. Box 110500
  • Juneau, AK 99811-0500
  • Phone: (907)465-2939
  • Fax: (907)465-6760
  • patricia.owen@alaska.gov

Karen Forrest

Karen Forrest

  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Appointed: October 2015
  • Dept. Health & Social Services,
  • Office of the Commissioner
  • 240 Main Street, Suite 700, Juneau,
  • AK 99811-0635
  • Phone: (907)465-1610
  • karen.forrest@alaska.gov



vacant

Dean Williams

  • Commissioner
  • Appointed: May 2016
  • Dept. of Corrections
  • Office of the Commissioner
  • 550 W. 7th Ave Ste 1800, Anchorage,
  • AK 99501
  • Phone: (907)269-7362
  • dean.williams@alaska.gov






James Cantor

James Cantor

  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Appointed: October 2015
  • Dept. of Law, Civil Div
  • 1031 W 4th Ave #200
  • Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Phone: (907)269-5100
  • jim.cantor@alaska.gov






Rachel Gernat

Rachel Gernat

  • Public Member
  • Appointed: August 2012
  • P.O. Box 111200, Juneau, AK,
  • 99811
  • Phone: (907)354-6622 (M)
  • rachelgernat@gmail.com



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Michelle DeWitt








Richard Irwin

Richard Irwin

  • Public Member
  • Appointed: September 2011
  • 2531 Legacy Dr., Anchorage,
  • AK 99516
  • Phone: (907)677-1238 (W)
  • richard@alaskaltc.com







Donna Erickson

Donna Erickson

  • Public Member
  • Appointed: April 2013
  • P.O. Box 111200, Juneau, AK
  • 99811
  • Phone: (907)625-1208
  • sauraq55@hotmail.com







Walt Monegan

Walt Monegan

  • Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
  • Appointed: October 2013
  • Dept. of Public Safety,
  • Office of the Commissioner
  • 5700 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage,
  • AK 99507-1225
  • Phone: (907)269-5086
  • walt.monegan@alaska.gov