Hope’s Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer – Roy T. Scheller, Ph.D.
Roy joined the team at Hope in 1978 bringing with him a background in Anthropology and work in the field of Intellectual Disabilities in both New York and Massachusetts. During his 35 plus years at Hope, Roy has been primarily involved in the internal management of the organization as well as in overseeing the growth and development of the agency on a state, national, and international level.
Chief of Staff– Michele Girault
After falling in love with Alaska while on vacation, Michele opted to move to our beautiful state and joined the Hope team in 1984. Prior to coming to Hope she developed a passion for those with differing abilities while working in a small institution in California. Her focus has been to help build communities where everyone is valued and opportunity to contribute. Michele has a background in Human Development and Family Studies as well as Organizational Management.
Leadership Team Contacts
|Chief Strategy Officer|
|Chief Information Officer|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|Deputy Director of Community Support Services||Ray Collins|
|Deputy Director of Health & Wellness|
|Deputy Director of Internal & External Relations||Kris Jez|
|Deputy Director of Licensing, Internal Audit & Quality Assurance|
|Deputy Director of Mental & Behavioral Health Services|
|Deputy Director of Physical Plant Operations|
|Director of Human Resources||Sharayah Talarovich|
|Director of Spirituality & Organizational Wellness||Rick Benjamin|
|Clinical Director||Dr. Chuck Lester|
|Medical Director||Dr. William Browner|
|Corporate Culture Director||Robin Siverson|
|Director of Mental Health Services||Paul Ingram|
Other Important Contacts
Artistic Expressions Director
Director of Community Support Services - Kenai
Director of Community Support Services - Kodiak
Director of Community Support Services - Mat-Su
Community Activities Director
Foster Care Licensing Specialist
Ethics and Human Rights Committee
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Deputy Director of Internal & External Relations
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