Katy Smith, Director of Community Programs
Katy joined AK Child & Family in 2007 as our Intake Clinical Therapist for the Admissions Department. Between 2007-2009 Katy also worked as a therapist with Gaylor cottage, and transitioned to a full time residential Clinical Therapist for Gould cottage. Katy returned to the Admissions Department in 2009 to hold the positions of Admissions Coordinator and Utilization Review. While performing those duties Katy became licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC). In 2014, Katy transitioned into the role of Director of Admissions and received certification as Board Approved Counselor Supervisor for LPC licensure hours. Katy was born and raised in Alaska as a third-generation Alaskan and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University. She completed her graduate clinical internship through Providence Family Medical Center working with children, adults, and persons from the Hmong community in Anchorage.
As AK Child & Family’s Director of Community Programs, Katy is responsible for the overall supervision, oversight, and administration of our community based programming. This includes home-based services, therapeutic foster care and wraparound services. Clinical Services, Case Management, Activity Therapy, Peer Support, and 24-hour on-call support are all facets of our community base programming. Katy supervises the Clinical Case Management Supervisors, Activity Therapy Supervisor, and Treatment Foster Care Supervisor.