Ginger Bear, Executive Director
Ginger has worked in the Social Service sector since the late 1980's and has been with Family Promise Mat-Su since 2017. A First Class Girl Scout and recipient of a Humanitarian Award, Ginger brings her passion of helping others to meet the needs of struggling families in the Mat-Su community. Both personally and professionally, Ginger understands the dynamics of homelessness, and was able to begin helping those she identified with when she became Case Manager for Family Promise of Pulaski County in 2009. After moving to Alaska in 2016, Ginger found Family Promise Mat-Su. Beginning as a van driver in 2017, Ginger soon accepted a Case Manager position for transitional housing and diversion. After the retirement of the founding Executive Director in July 2019, Ginger accepted the position of Interim Executive Director. And, in January 2020, Ginger was offered the Executive Director position.
Vivian Chance, Outreach Manager
Vivian has experiences with the homeless, incarcerated, and mentally unstable community members. She has a background as a licensed nurse, has worked with the Department of Corrections, and has a passion for our mission and programs. Vivian loves to cook and is providing evening meals to the re-entry population and street homeless in our community.
Vivian comes to Family Promise Mat-Su with a certificate in Practical Nursing, from UAA. Vivian also has experience working with the Department of Corrections in Anchorage and Eagle River. Vivian loves to cook and is providing evening meals to the re-entry population and street homeless in our community.
Nancy Retallick, Program Manager
Nancy has 23 years of case management experience. Publisher of Carly Shares Her Story and working on her PHD in Holistic Life Coaching, she has much to offer to our affiliate. Mother and grandmother, we welcome Nancy's expertise as she joins our team working closely with our guest families.