About Us

LINKS – is a non-profit agency that has served the Mat-Su Borough for almost 30 years. We currently have four programs serving various populations in the borough and statewide.

Mission

LINKS provides resources, advocacy, and connection to improve lives.

Vision

LINKS is widely known as the go-to resource in the Mat-Su driven by a powerful board, a dedicated and knowledgeable workforce, and high-quality individualized services. It’s fueled by diverse funding streams and strong community partnerships.

HUMS
The High Utilizer Mat-Su (HUMS) program assists community members with a variety of social needs by reducing barriers to accessing healthcare, behavioral health services, and other services the individual may need. The program is voluntary, serves those aged 18 and older that have multiple emergency department visits.

Board of Directors

 


Crystal Benson-Carlough, President

 

Melinda Ericksen, Vice President

Cheryl Carson, Secretary

 

Mary Kate Johnston, Board Member

Scott Kubacki, Board Member

Christie Alexander, Associate Member

Staff

Administrative

Chantel Grubb, Office Manager

Aaron Wright, Executive Director

ADRC

Britney Travis, Program Director

Diana Hunter-Carlson, ADRC Specialist

James Lewis, ADRC Specialist

Rob Bashleben, ADRC Specialist

Jennifer Kahumoku, ADRC Specialist

Trudy Storch, ADRC Specialist

 

Veteran Directed Care Program

Thomas Brass, VDC Program Director

Dawn McHendry, VDC Coordinator

CPRC

Nancy Strahan, Program Director

Ryen Richards, Parent Advocate

HUMS

 

 

 

Christine Hundley, Community Health Worker

Kelsea Irwin, Community Health Worker

How do I start?

Start by contacting one of our advocacy specialists today. Call 907-373-3632 between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday for assistance, or to schedule an appointment.

Join our Board of Directors

We currently have Board member seats open – please fill out the application below to apply to volunteer as a LINKS Board member.

Board of Directors Application

Board Membership is rewarding work but it does require certain commitments.

  • Time Commitment: Members are expected to attend monthly meetings with a 2-hour commitment.
  • Annual Contribution: Our members are expected to make an annual contribution to the organization that is fiscally significant to them. 
  • Community First: Our board is responsible for maintaining our mission of bettering our community and serving its residents.
  • Our Board requires a 2 year commitment