Alaska CARES Team

Bryant Skinner MBA, Center Manager
Bryant oversees the day to day operations of Alaska CARES and helps coordinate the Multidisciplinary Team response to cases of child maltreatment. Bryant has more than 12 years of experience working within the criminal justice system and assisting children and families that are dealing with the trauma of abuse. Prior to his arrival at Alaska CARES Bryant was the manager of the child advocacy center in Juneau, Alaska.
Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, Medical Director
Dr. Baldwin-Johnson is a board-certified family physician with 20 years experience evaluating children with concerns for abuse or neglect.  She oversees the medical care of children seen at Alaska CARES.  In 2002, she was named Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) & Registered Nurse (RN)
Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses conduct comprehensive forensic medical evaluations when there is a concern of possible sexual or physical abuse or neglect of children: to include possible treatment, referrals to specialists, and follow up exams.  They provide comprehensive forensic medical evaluations for children who have been removed from the home due to maltreatment.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
The CMA works under the supervision of a licensed nurse, assisting children and youth as they receive services at Alaska CARES and performing basic routine nursing duties.
Family Care Coordinator
Family Care Coordinators conduct crisis intervention, forensic interviews, assessments and referrals, and follow-up counseling and service monitoring for families.
On-Call Family Care Coordinator
On-Call Family Care Coordinators conduct crisis intervention, forensic interviews, assessments and referrals, and follow-up telephone counseling and service monitoring for families.
Project Specialist/Family Care Coordinator
The Project Specialist coordinates Diversity Schoolhouse and other outreach and education activities.  As Family Care Coordinator conducts crisis intervention, forensic interviews when needed, assessments and referrals, and follow up counseling and service monitoring for families.
Administrative Coordinator
The administrative coordinator coordinates the center’s outpatient medical services, including scheduling and records management, and acts as liaison with the Anchorage Police Department and the Alaska Office of Children’s Services.
Administrative Assistant II
The Administrative Assistant assists with reception, appointment scheduling, records, files management and other administrative support.
Clinical Therapist
Our clinical therapist provides individual treatment for children, parents, and families seen at CARES.
Child advocates from STAR (Standing Together Against Rape) and SCF (Southcentral Foundation) provide support and assistance to families seen at Alaska CARES, including information and referral as appropriate.