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Our Vision and Values

We envision a community of recovery in Interior Alaska where peers are empowered to embark on a journey to find support and growth.   We value peer driven services that are trauma informed exemplify radical acceptance and integrity by dedicated peers.

Our Story

The Bridge began in May 2019 with funding from the State Opioid Response grants from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Today with multiple streams of funding we are inclusive of justice involved individuals as well as those with mental illness and substance use disorders.  We provide peer support,  reentry case management, supported employment services and outreach to encampments in Fairbanks North Star Borough.

This summer we are working with the city of Fairbanks, The Alaska Mental Health Trust  and Alaska Behavioral Health to start a Mobile Crisis Team that will be part of the Crisis Now continuum of care for behavioral health emergencies.

Meet the Team

Our team is made up of incredibly passionate and dedicated individuals, who not only persevered through their own challenges and adversities but have taken the bold and selfless step to offer their insight and experience to help others in our community.

Reentry Services Director

Linda Setterberg

Operations Director

Fairbanks has been home to the Setterbergs since 1982.  Linda has a BS in Nursing and a MA in Global Urban Leadership. With 20 years of non-profit leadership she brings her wisdom to our team. She is passionate about making community behavioral health services accessible to individuals and their families.

Tundra Greenstreet

Tundra Greenstreet

Program Services Director

Born in Palmer, Tundra Greenstreet is a life-long Alaskan who now calls Fairbanks home. Tundra graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012 with a MA in Professional Communication and has seven years of experience working in mental health, reentry, and recovery support settings. Like many Alaskans, Tundra has seen the impact of substance use disorders on friends and family alike and has a passion for recovery support.

Giles Hawthorn

Giles Hawthorn

Employment Specialist 

Retired from the US Army as an infantry Platoon Sergeant from Ft. Wainwright in 2013 Giles pursued a Bachelor's degree in Business, a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and is currently completing a Master's in Social Work.

The Bridge revealed to Giles that social connection, compassion and second chances given to many that are often dismissed because of their personal history. "The amount of good we see in our participants is matched only by their gratitude."

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Ericka Lensegrav

Encampment Case Manager

Ericka has been in the Fairbanks area a little over 10 years. She has two wonderful boys and an amazing husband. Ericka is a recovering addict and a survivor of domestic violence.

"I have great experience using Fairbanks resources to come up from a low point in life and get to where I am at today. I am excited to use my lived experience and recovery steps to help others that are in need."

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Lys Dempsey

Enacampment Peer Support Specialist

Lys started at The Bridge as a volunteer and has worked hard to become a productive and much needed part of our team. She lives and breathes recovery from the front desk to social media. Her lived experience tears down barriers and gives hope.

Clint

Clint Lemen

Peer Support Specialist

Clint is born and raised in Alaska.  He has lived in Fairbanks, hails from Manley, and spent a decade off and on in Utqiagvik. Working with an Air Cargo business he travelled all across Alaska delivering freight to different communities. He is excited to be able to work with his community.
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Kerry Phillips

Peer Support Specialist: Mobile Crisis Team

Kerry Phillips grew up in Fairbanks and graduated from West Valley High in 1998 and then from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2004 with a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Services. Kerry's knowledge on both sides of the criminal justice system help our participants navigate the justice system and she is also a person in long term recovery. She also serves as the Community Connections Chair for the Fairbanks Re-entry Coalition.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only thing you have left."

Alex

Alexandra Bilbrey

Peer Support Specialist

Alex is an adventure seeker and loves hiking and exploring. She is a photographer and sees the beauty in places others may not.  Married to the greatest guy ever, they adopted her younger sister when she was put into foster care . Along with her lived experience of homelessness and addiction she has three years experience in behavioral health settings and strives to be the person she needed when she was younger.

Reentry Case Manager

Marsha Oss

Fairbanks Reentry Case Manager

he Fairbanks Reentry Case Manager works with Alaska Department of Corrections to coordinate pre-release and post-release access to services for specifically identified reentrants, to include High Risk Misdemeanants, Medium-High Risk Felons, and the Sex Offender Population.

 

 

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Next Steps...

For information on how to volunteer, participate in training or for support services please call or email.