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From the Eyes of the Interim Executive Director:

Greetings from REACH, Inc.:

Hey, everyone; I am thrilled to step into the role of Interim Executive Director at REACH, Inc. while our stellar recruitment team searches for a new REACH, Inc. Executive Director. As you know, Dan Elstad has retired after 40 years of employment and is greatly missed. While change can often bring uncertainty, I want to assure each of you that we have a rockstar team and will persevere through this time of transition. I am excited about the future of REACH and where it will take us!

This month, I would like to give a big shoutout and heartfelt thanks to our dedicated Alaska Care Coordinators! These fantastic individuals work tirelessly to ensure that everyone we serve gets the support they need, no matter their challenges. Care coordinators play a crucial role in connecting eligible individuals with essential community-based long-term support, from waivers to medical and social services. They are like navigators in a complex sea, ensuring access to Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver services throughout our communities.

Not only that, but they craft personalized support plans that empower those we serve to achieve their goals, promoting independence and enriching community inclusion. They do all this while juggling the intricacies of platforms like Harmony—a testament to their dedication and resilience.

So, please reach out to your care coordinator and show them love! Let them know how much you appreciate everything they do toTogether, we are making a real difference!


Sherri McDonald

Interim Executive Director

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