AMHB Board Members

Staff Members contact information

The Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) has 20 board members, including 13 public members appointed by the Governor. Not less than half the members are individuals with a mental health disorder or their family members, and other seats include at least two licensed mental health professionals, who represent public and private mental health service providers, and at least one member admitted to practice law in the state. Nonvoting members include the director of the Division of Behavioral Health, and other principal state agencies with respect to education, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, juvenile justice, housing, and health and social services.

Members are listed by name, location, group represented, and term expiration date.

  • Charlene Tautfest, Chair - Soldotna - Consumer/Family - Term expires 12/1/25
  • Brenda Moore, Chair Elect - Anchorage - Consumer/Family - Term expires 12/1/23
  • Robert Dorton, Secretary – Fairbanks - Public - Term expires 12/1/25
  • Sharon J. Clark, Member at Large - Nenana - Public - Term expires 12/1/23
  • Monique Andrews - Eagle River - Provider- Term expires 12/1/25
  • Jeanne Brady - Anchorage - Provider - Term expires 12/1/24
  • Diane Fielden - Soldotna - Beneficiary/Family - Term expires 12/1/25
  • Tanya Hicks - Wasilla - Consumer - Term expires 12/1/24
  • Kurt Hoenack - Palmer - Consumer - Term expires 12/1/25
  • Karen Malcolm-Smith - Anchorage - Consumer/Family - Term expires 12/1/23
  • Tonie Protzman - Anchorage - Provider - Term expires 12/1/24
  • James Savage - Wasilla - Consumer/Family - Term expires 12/1/24
  • VACANT - Attorney

Ex-Officios

  • Shannon Dilley - Juneau - Division of Juvenile Justice
  • Sharon Fishel - Juneau - Department of Education & Early Development
  • Duane Mayes - Anchorage - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Adam Rutherford - Anchorage - Department of Corrections
  • Catherine Stone - Anchorage - Alaska Housing Finance Corporation