2014 Blog Entries
Serving the agency in many ways
Jackie Savina, Board Member, on 12/10/2014
Since I left AK Child & Family in 2006, I have had a passion for the agency! Whether it be checking in with current employees, browsing the site for any current job openings, seeing past students out and about in Anchorage, or coincidentally driving by the JL Campus, it’s a place that I have always held close to my heart. In July of 2013, I reached out to Stephanie Miller, Donor Relations, who put me in touch with Denis, President and CEO, about any board openings. The next week I met with Denis, we talked about the organization and my interest in joining the board. I then met with Tim Astle and we all agreed that it was a great fit! Fast-forward to January 2014 – there I was, a Board Member with AK Child & Family!
I am currently working as the Remote Medical Coordinator for Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services in Anchorage, Alaska. Beacon is a full-service occupational company who contracts medical, safety, training, and employee insight services to companies. The Remote Medical department with in Beacon provides long term and project based medical support to employers. I am responsible for the operations, logistics, and staffing within the department. Remote Medical support can include a fully outsourced model that includes facilities, equipment, personnel and emergency response vehicles, or can simply be personnel to work within existing medical infrastructures. Beacon has medical clinics throughout the world! From the North Slope of Alaska, to Antarctica, to Russia, throughout the United States, and many more. My favorite part of the position is working with staff and clients to ensure we provide Rock Star customer service!
I am the wife to Stephen Trimble, and mother of John (Jack) Trimble who will be 1 year old in January. I am a member of the March of Dimes Finance Committee and have, in the past, been a part of the Nick Indahl Memorial Scholarship fund that is based out my church, Gloria Dei Lutheran. You can find me at the Tesoro Sports Center on Sunday nights playing women’s hockey.
As a past employee with the agency, May 2004 to October 2006, I have worked as a Psychiatric Treatment Counselor at Gould Cottage, Activity Therapist, and Licensing Coordinator for the Treatment Foster Homes. I understand the work and daily operations of the agency and am looking forward to gaining more knowledge to make it a better place for everyone. As the only past employee on the board – I am looking forward to having others hear my perspectives and ideas. I appreciate and understand the value the agency provides and thank all staff for their commitment to keeping the kids safe 24/7! “Children are OUR Future”!