Staff

heatherHeather Russell, PsyD

Heather Russell, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in the State of Alaska. Dr. Russell’s experience includes clinical assessment of children, adolescents and adults when there is a concern related to Autism, neurocognitive deficits related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Disorders, Developmental Delay, Cognitive Impairment, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders. Dr. Russell has worked in a variety of settings including schools, inpatient facilities, correctional settings, outpatient facilities and private practice. She has experience working in the remote bush communities of Alaska as well as Anchorage and the surrounding communities.Dr. Russell is an active member with the following organizations recognized worldwide:

American Psychological Association (APA) www.apa.org
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) www.nanonline.org
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) www.afccnet.org


 

lynnF. Lynn Hicks, Ph.D.

Lynn Hicks, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Alaska. Dr. Hicks’ experience includes clinical assessment and therapy for adolescents and adults. Testing and assessment questions include diagnostic and clarification; cognitive functioning; academic functioning; adaptive functioning, and personality factors contributing to the current clinical picture.

Dr. Hicks has specialized experience treating the chronically mentally ill including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma treatment. Dr. Hicks has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential treatment, and outpatient treatment. Dr. Hicks is currently serving on the Anchorage FASD Diagnostic Team as a clinical psychologist on a multi-disciplinary diagnostic team.


 

Jan Eric Kiele, M.D.

Dr. Kiele is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Loma Linda in 1988. Dr. Kiele is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He has had extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients across the entire spectrum of mental disorders, but focuses particularly on depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).

Dr. Kiele is sensitive to the faith and spiritual beliefs of his patients. As a child, Dr. Kiele lived in the Alaska bush, and understands some of the challenges of residing in the rural areas of our beautiful state. He enjoys reading, music, electronics, nature photography, writing poetry, and spending time with his family.


 

Christopher Fraczek, Psy.D.

Christopher Fraczek, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Alaska. Dr. Fraczek has worked in out-patient mental health clinics as well as educational settings with children and adolescents who required behavioral support. Dr. Fraczek’s professional experience includes many years of clinical assessment of adults, adolescents and children.

Dr. Fraczek enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, camping and fishing with his family and two mild mannered, but slightly unruly Labradoodles.


leskaLeska James ANP-BC

Leska James is a psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in assessing, diagnosing, and providing treatment for mental health concerns of all ages.  She believes in a holistic approach and guides clients with the most up to date, evidence based practices so that an informed decision can be reached by both provider and patient.  Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Leska worked as a registered nurse in an Intensive Care Unit where she found that she enjoyed assisting patients requiring emotional support and psychiatric care.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 2012.  Although originally from North Carolina, Leska now enjoys her life in Alaska exploring all the state has to offer with her yellow lab Hamlet.

sunyLucinda “Suny” Miller-Mangrobang, Office Manager

Suny came to Alaska in 1994, worked for 3 years in Barrow, finally settling in Anchorage and raising a family. She is an alumni of University of Alaska Anchorage and has 15+ years of experience in behavioral health billing and patient administration.

Suny’s passions include music, gardening, and spending time with her family.