Alaskans have worked to develop Peer Support for many years. The Division of Behavioral Health has made a concentrated effort to develop a Certification and Training Program for Peer Providers and promote a system of care that is based on the expectation of recovery. This six webinar series over six weeks will cover many of the issues that are key to strengthening recovery in Alaska.
Grant Program Manager, Division of Behavioral Health
Jim is a Grant Program Manager and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years of
experience in the behavioral health field. Jim received both his M.Ed in Counseling Psychology
and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Boston University.
Over the course of his career, Jim has worked in many settings including psychiatric hospitals, crisis stabilization units and community behavioral health centers and in roles ranging from case manager, clinician, team leader, to behavioral health director. He has been with the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health for the past 10 years. In his position with the Division, he has provided technical assistance and grant oversight for numerous community behavioral health centers and substance use disorder treatment facilities around the state. He was the Project Coordinator for the Alaska’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic SAMHSA Planning Grant and is Project Director for the SAMHSA COVID Emergency Services Grant. He has been heavily involved with the Division’s planning around expanded Crisis services and the movement towards a Crisis Now model of care as well as the creation of a State Certification and Training program for Peer Support Workers.