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Behavioral Health, Psychology
Alaska Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners, Temporary Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Woods is an Aleut originally from St. Paul Island. She earned a B.A. in Psychology, a Clinical Psychology Masters of Science and a doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis all from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Tina spent a total of thirteen years working for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA), and was most recently the Tribal Behavioral Health Director/Community Health Services Regional Administrator. She completed her pre-doctorate internship at SEARHC Behavioral Health in 2012.
Prior to receiving her doctorate, she served as the Assistant Director and later the Interim Director of Behavioral Health and Rural Services at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) in Anchorage.
Together with her Elder mentors, Dr. Woods participated in the development and foundation of the Doorway to a Sacred Place, a guide for Behavioral Health Aides & Caregivers in Rural Alaskan Communities published by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Dr. Woods enjoys providing Behavioral Health services to both Alaska Native and non-Native people and using the Talking Circle as an effective and culturally responsive service. She is pleased to be able to blend her education with her Native culture.
Tina is particularly proud of earning her Ph.D. while being a wife and mother. She loves meeting new people, watching the Food Network, and most of all spending time with her husband, Daniel, and her two children, Jasmine and Hunter.
Behavioral Health, Psychiatry
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Shirley earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Akron in Ohio. She has more than 30 years experience in psychiatric nursing, including six years in Kotzebue with the Maniilaq Health Center.
Shirley won a Veterans Administration Hands and Heart Award.
Shirley's medical interests include the holistic approach in improving mental health across the adult lifespan. She specializes in adult psychiatric mental health nursing, and she has extensive experience in treating patients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Iola earned a degree from the University of Colorado.
Behavioral Health, Clinician
State of Alaska Board of Professional Counselors
Emily earned a Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, La. She holds Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Chemical Dependency Counselor II (CDC II) credentials from the state of Alaska. Before joining SEARHC in July 2012, Emily previously was the director of Impact Counseling Services Inc. in Haines, which she founded in 1996. She also worked in residential treatment for adolescent girls in Wyoming, and she briefly worked with Lynn Canal Counseling in Haines and did contract work with a variety of mental health agencies in Alaska.
Emily is in her second term on the Alaska Board of Professional Counseling (appointed in 2006, renewed in 2010), and has been vice chair of the board for the past four years.
A long-time resident of Southeast Alaska, Emily was born in Juneau and raised in Haines. Her mother, Hazel Englund, was born in Haines to a family that homesteaded in the community. Emily enjoys working with people toward achieving goals they have set and seeing things change for the better in their lives. She also enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and berry picking.