Care Coordination Resource Alaska


Myeongsun “May” Olson

Myeongsun (May) was born and raised in South Korea and came to Alaska in 2014. She graduated from Hannam University in South Korea and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Christian Studies and Public Administration.  Myeongsun speaks and writes in both Korean and English.

In the beginning of 2021, she became a Certified Care Coordinator and in April of […]

Noel Tanap

Noel was born and raised in Hawaii and, is a recent transplant to Alaska. He has his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. Noel joined Care Coordination of Alaska in 2020, having previously worked as a Resident Crisis manager and behavioral health technician, helping people with mental illness transition into the community. He was drawn to working with […]

Tami Balts

Tami graduated from Biola University with a BA in Psychology. Her interest and the majority of her career has been in working with people with multiple challenges: intellectual & developmental disabilities, physical conditions & illnesses, substance abuse, mental health disorders, etc. Tami’s choice of careers was heavily influenced by her experiences with her youngest brother, who was born with a […]

Gabriela Harbison

Gabriela is fluent in English and Spanish and has experience on both sides of the tortilla of caregiving. She was the caregiver for her own mother and through her work as a Care Coordinator has a lot of experience with assisted living homes and other professional caregiving programs. Her professional and personal experiences make her passionate about helping seniors get […]

Elizabeth Smith

For more than years, Liz has been working in Care Coordination and focusing her efforts on helping people get onto the Home and Community Based Waiver and working with the in-home folks who do not qualify for the waiver. Recently she has moved into serving the rural communities.

Liz works with seniors, and with people who have Intellectual and Developmental […]

Brandy Barnes

Brandy has been providing Care Coordination services since 2007. While she completed her schooling, Brandy was hired by People First of Alaska, Anchorage Chapter and worked as a mentor, providing assistance and guidance to the board and members to expand advocacy and disability awareness throughout the state.

When Brandy met her cousin who communicated with ASL after losing his hearing at […]