Haven House Staff

Julee Douglas : Executive Director

Julee Douglas

Executive Director

Julee Douglas is a lifelong Alaskan, growing up in Ketchikan and settling in Juneau in 1998. Julee has a passion to serve women and utilize her skills to guide them through their recovery process. She is inspired by the courage and tenacity of the ladies that she mentors. Julee found her life's passion when hired in August of 2015 as House Manager for Haven House Juneau. It is an extension of the work she had already been doing and as a recovery coach. Julee loves spending time with her family and her beloved dogs.

julee.douglas@havenhousejuneau.org

Haven House Board of Directors

June Degnan : Emeritus President (served 2010-2018)

June Degnan

Emeritus President (served 2010-2018)

June Degnan has a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science with Phi Kappa Phi Honors from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology cum laude. She has held professional positions as land manager, planner, teacher, archivist, librarian, and historian. She co-founded a women's shelter in Florida and worked with healthy relationships/violence prevention and youth activities for AWARE.

Mary Alice McKeen : President

Mary Alice McKeen

President

Mary Alice McKeen has lived in Juneau, Alaska, since 1978, which is a long way from Brooklyn New York where she was born. She went to college in Washington D.C. and then law school at Stanford before that area was even called Silicon Valley. Mary Alice worked for Alaska Legal Services, had her own private practice, and is now retired from work as a regulation writer for fisheries regulations for National Marine Fisheries Service.

Christina Love : Vice President

Christina Love

Vice President

Christina has been an active volunteer at Haven House since it opened and joined the Haven House Board in 2017.  Christina is a member of the Certified Association for Addiction Professionals (NADAAC). She is also a coach-trainer-speaker, recovery coach and advocate, peer support specialist, and reentry coach. Christina is an Alaskan Native woman who is open about her lived experiences of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual assault as a minor, homelessness, suicide, and the connection that the violence she survived has between her substance use disorders, mental health illnesses, homelessness, suicide, and incarceration. This experience informs and strengthens her work on systemic issues.

Christina is currently a specialty trainer for Alaska’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault State Coalition with the focus on the intersectionality of oppressed populations. She has served in a number of positions as an advocate, case manager, and coordinator for Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape (AWARE). During her tenure with AWARE she coordinated Juneau’s Disability Abuse Response Team (DART) with the emphasis on hidden disabilities and disparities.  Christina has worked closely with the State of Alaska on a number of boards, committees, and task forces; most recently the 2017 Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force and the 2017 State of Alaska Policy Academy that focuses on recovery oriented systems of care.

Larry Talley : Secretary

Larry Talley

Secretary

Larry Talley is a software developer for National Marine Fisheries Service. Due to his early childhood in a floating logging camp near Ketchikan, Larry feels more at home on the water than on land. His non-profit experience includes serving as board president and fundraising committee member for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church during reconstruction after its total loss to fire in 2006.

Tyler Emerson : Board Treasurer

Tyler Emerson

Board Treasurer

Tyler Emerson, a lifelong Alaskan, joined the Haven House Board in 2017 as our Treasurer.  Tyler is a staff accountant with Elgee Rehfeld Mertz LLC. Tyler escapes his indoor job every summer when he spends the entire summer outdoors fishing in Cross Sound.  Fortunately, for us, he returns in the fall.

Talia Eames : Board Member

Talia Eames

Board Member

Talia Eames is Sitka Kaagwaantaan of the Wolf House of the lineage of Anaaxoots.  Her Tlingit name is Ghaayéitli.  Talia received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Science from Chapman University College in 2012. After 10 years of service in the United States Air Force, Talia returned to her home in Southeast Alaska with the desire to effect social and community change. In 2015, she was hired as the coordinator of the Second Chance Reentry Program with Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and was recently promoted to manage the newly-created Reentry & Recovery Department. She is also an active member of the Juneau Reentry Coalition steering team as the Alaska Native Work Group chair.

Hal Geiger : Board Member

Hal Geiger

Board Member

Hal Geiger is a biologist and biostatistician who has lived in Juneau since 1982. He is married to Sigrid Dahlberg, and they have two children, Will and Beth. He has done research on the effects of salmon hatcheries, the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on pink salmon, the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on birds and fish, conservation genetics, and salmon stock assessment techniques. Hal has a master’s degree in statistics from Oregon State University and a PhD from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hal has a long-term interest in jazz and blues, as well as traditional archery and the outdoors.

Donna Baldwin : Board Member

Donna Baldwin

Board Member

Donna Baldwin is our newest Board member, although she has been a volunteer at Haven House since it opened.  Donna is in long-term recovery herself and has given unstintingly of her time to help others make that same journey.  She is a certified recovery coach.  Donna has lived in  Alaska for 30 years and in Juneau for 20 years.  Donna worked for sixteen years helping children through work at Juneau Youth Services.  Her work at JYS included the transitional living program (helping young people aging out of foster care or getting out of incarceration), the program giving emergency transport to children-in-crisis to JYS's emergency shelter, and coordinating services for children through outreach to many groups and agencies in the community.  Donna currently works as a steward on our wonderful Alaska Marine Highway System.