Movers and Shakers 7/15/12
Dr. Araceli “Ari” Cabarcas, Psy.D., has been hired by the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Behavioral Health Division as a behavioral health clinician at the Haa Toowóo Náakw Hít outpatient behavioral health clinic in Sitka. Cabarcas holds a doctorate of psychology degree from California Southern University in Irvine, Calif. She also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from National University in San Diego. Before moving to Sitka, Cabarcas worked in California as the YWCA director for a domestic violence treatment program, a trainer for the Anti-Defamation League, a talk radio show host, the writer of an advice column and two books about domestic violence and women who are abusive, and she spent a decade working in private practice. She was the 1999 San Diego Latina of the Year and was on the 2008 Riverside County Women to Watch List. Her medical interests include biological psychology, forensic psychology and neuropsychology.
Emily A. Zimbrich has been hired by SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium as a behavioral health clinician at the SEARHC Haines Behavioral Health Clinic in the Green Dolphin Building. Zimbrich previously was the director of Impact Counseling Services Inc. in Haines, which she founded in 1996. She also worked in residential treatment for adolescent girls in Wyoming, and she briefly worked with Lynn Canal Counseling in Haines and did contract work with a variety of mental health agencies in Alaska. She earned a master’s degree in clinical Christian counseling from Cornerstone University in Lake Charles, La. She holds Licensed Professional Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor II credentials from the state of Alaska. Zimbich is in her second term on the Alaska Board of Professional Counseling (appointed in 2006, renewed in 2010), and has been vice chair of the board for the past four years. A long-time resident of Southeast Alaska, Emily was born in Juneau and raised in Haines.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced her second session summer interns who will work in her Washington, D.C. office starting July 9. Murkowski selected Jenessa Albertson of Ketchikan; Courtney Lewis of Soldotna; Sierra Udland from Juneau; Carly Colligan of Wasilla; Tavish Logan, Katherine Tomera, Marissa Torgerson, Cale Clingenpeel and Douglas Watts of Anchorage; and Joseph Mueller from Healy. Murkowski’s summer interns are recent high school graduates who assist in the office’s day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks such as directing mail, interacting with Alaska visitors and assisting staff with policy-related research projects.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium pediatric dentist Dr. Kim Hort won the Clinical Excellence Award for Dental Specialist 2012 from the National Oral Health Council Executive Committee. Hort, who holds the rank of Commander with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, is the sole pediatric dental consultant for Southeast Alaska and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She started as a general dentist with SEARHC in August 2000, then took time out in 2005 to attend a two-year pediatric dental residency with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. Hort earned her doctor of dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Albright College of Reading, Pa.
Amber Lee has joined Northwest Strategies as senior account supervisor for the full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency. Lee is responsible for account management, brand and campaign strategy and development and management of creative execution. Clients she is responsible for include Alaska Housing Finance Corp., Cook Inlet Housing Authority, and Era Alaska. Lee has more than 17 years experience in communications, advertising and marketing. She has worked for newspapers, nonprofits, and as a campaign manager and staffer at the Alaska State Legislature. Lee spent the bulk of her career in telecommunications marketing as a marketing manager at Alaska Communications, and a marketing director at GCI. She has an undergraduate degree in communications and a master’s degree in nonfiction creative writing.