About RCPC

buildingThe Resource Center Parents and Children (RCPC) has grown in size, strength, and commitment since 1973, when it was started by a small group of concerned Fairbanks citizens who met as the Fairbanks Child Protection Task Force (FCPTF) to discuss the problems of child abuse and neglect in the Fairbanks community.

Over the years our programs and services have varied; however, all have focused on the same mission. The prevention of child abuse and neglect begins with strengthening the family structure, helping parents with parenting skills, and providing a safe place for parents to share and deal with parenting issues. The Resource Center for Parents and Children has been successful due to quality staff, programs and countless volunteers and social service agency partners. To all that have shared in our agency’s history, thank you.

Our Address

726 26th Avenue, Suite 2, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 Phone: (907) 456-2866  |  Fax: (907) 451-8125

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Staff Directory

Administration: 456-2866

James “Scooter” Welch, Executive Director jwelch@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 107

Nadia Riley, Finance/HR Manager nriley@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 118

Bonita Brees, Finance Clerk, bbrees@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 132

Family Education Services: 456-2866

Lori Markkanen, Program Manager lmarkkanen@rcpcfairbanks.org

Desiree Macz, Program Assistant Manager mmacz@rcpcfairbanks.org 456-9030 Ext 130

Stevie’s Place: 374-2850

Lori Markkanen, Program Manager lmarkkanen@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 168

Linda Folger, Family Advocate lfolger@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 171

Desiree Macz, Family Advocate dmacz@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 162

Andrea Del Fierro, Family Advocate adelfierro@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 166

Fairbanks Staff: 456-2990

Alison Munoz – Interim Program Coordinator amunoz@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 153

Desiree Macz, Office Manager dmacz@rcpcfairbanks.org

Sarah Ollenburger, Registered Dietitian sollenburger@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 115

Sheila Ellis, Nutrition Educator sellis@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext 151

Agnes Brockmeyer, Program Assistant abrockmeyer@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext. 101

Raven Morgan, Program Assistant rmorgan@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext. 101

Alicia Coppedge, Nutrition Educator acoppedge@rcpcfairbanks.org Ext. 152

Joana King, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator jking@rcpcfairbanks.org (907) 378-5140

Alison Munoz, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator / IBCLC amunoz@rcpcfairbanks.org (907) 456-9054 Ext 154

Kathryn McDonald, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor kmcdonald@rcpcfairbanks.org (907) 378-6154

Kimberly Nicholas, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor knicholas@rcpcfairbanks.org (907) 347-5585

Elizabeth Duffy, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor eduffy@rcpcfairbanks.org

Stephanie Sabrasula, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor ssabrasula@rcpcfairbanks.org

Sandra Rendon, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor srendon@rcpcfairbanks.org

Nicole Cook, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor ncook@rcpcfairbanks.org

Board of Directors

  • Steve Meckel, Board President
  • Karen Clark, Treasurer
  • Kristin Baysinger, Vice-Chair
  • Lisa Bishop, Secretary
  • Margie Richards, Board Officer
  • Kelly Atlee, Board Officer

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