Alaska Health Fair’s Fairbanks office has tripled its staff through a federal program; and received an unexpected and wonderful gift in the process.  We were asked to participate in a program that the Literacy Council of Alaska offers to older teens and young adults; and in the process we have gained two part-time program assistants for the Tanana Valley/Northern Region Program to help us through the Spring 2020 season.  This unexpected support from new staff members Jaloria Thomas-Dinelt and Jesse Schlegel (see picture below) is proving invaluable!  Both college students are interested in medical field occupations and are attending the Community and Technical College.  They selected Alaska Health Fair as the agency to learn about general health education and various skills sets; as they will end up working with a broad range of medical professionals at our health fairs.  Both young adults are very energetic, willing to work hard and excited to gain new experience; as they learn job ethics and employment skills in the non-profit realm.  Please join us as we welcome them to the Alaska Health Fair team; and get to know them when you visit or call the office &/or attend/exhibit/volunteer at a health fair…

Sharon Phillips
Fairbanks Program Director