We're a team dedicated
to helping children and families

PHH is a diverse team driven by their love of helping others in a unique and rewarding atmosphere.

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We have a saying... “Once a PHH kid, always a PHH kid”

— A PHH team member

We work in the best interests of each child to offer assistance, even after they leave our programs, should they choose to continue the relationship. If you have skills and experience to offer to improve the lives of Alaskan youth and their families, please email us.

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A Life Dedicated to Healing: Meet Ty Tigner, a Champion for Alaska's Youth

Ty isn't just an Executive Director—he’s a beacon of hope for Alaska's most vulnerable youth. His 30-year journey began with the State of Alaska, ensuring justice. But his calling was clear: guiding troubled youth towards brighter tomorrows. Joining Presbyterian Hospitality House in 1990, Ty has wore many hats, each fueled by compassion and expertise:

  • Teaching Parent & Case Manager: Built a safe haven for nurturing emotional growth and youth empowerment.
  • Project Coordinator: Pioneered pilot programs that created effective treatment programs to secure housing, transportation and other services
  • Program Director: Oversaw multiple group homes and foster care programs, collaborated with state and non-profit agencies, and developed capacity building programming. 

Since 2016, as PHH's Executive Director, Ty has driven the organization with unwavering dedication and a transformative vision. Under his leadership:

  • PHH expanded services, reaching more youth in need and offering diversified support programs.
  • Secured vital funding to ensure stability and resources for continued impact.
  • Champion of a groundbreaking vision to develop a state-of-the-art facility to break the cycle of trauma and create healthy, fully-functioning members of a civil society.

Our team of experts works together to address the individual needs of youth

Teaching Parents set and maintain the treatment environment. They are skilled in establishing rapport with residents and their families from a wide range of cultural and sociological backgrounds, as well as individual and group counseling techniques. These professionals have experience in human services case management, as well as the developmental stages of growth.

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Mental Health Clinicians

Our mental health clinicians have expertise in a strengths-based treatment approach. The treatment model uses individual strengths to help overcome challenges and take steps to achieve goals through treatment modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, narrative therapy, and solution based therapy. Our staff uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and substance abuse prevention programs.   

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PHH Youth Mentors

Mentors help encourage the emotional and behavioral growth of a youth in foster care. Your active listening skills and ability to communicate helps youth to practice the life skills they learn from their Teaching Parents. As a role model, mentors will help youth set and main - tain healthy relationship boundaries, as well as practice interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.
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Addison Turnbough

Program Director

Gabe Duran

Clinical Services Director

Kaylee Morton

Billing Director

Lisa Rocha

Human Resources Director

Naomi Tigner

Director of Community Programs

Sam & Dathy Morton

Teaching Parents

Thomas & Tiffany Di Emidio

Teaching Parents

Tyrhen (Ty) Tigner

Executive Director