Meet Our Team

Executive Director
All Alaska Pediatric Partnership

Tamar Ben-Yosef joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership in 2015 as Executive Director, following a position as account executive at Thompson & Co. Public Relations, a leading public relations agency in Anchorage, Alaska. During her time at the PR agency, Tamar played an active role in bringing in new business through developing and writing business proposals, strategizing and coordinating events for clients and developing original content for websites, blogs, and editorials. She has traveled extensively throughout rural Alaska writing stories for the Arctic Sounder and Dutch Harbor Fisherman newspapers.


Program Director
Help Me Grow Alaska

Carmen Wenger joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership as the Help Me Grow Alaska Program Director in 2017.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science from Dartmouth College and a Master of Public Health Degree in International Health and Development from Tulane University.  Her work with children and families before joining A2P2 included maternal and reproductive health education in Nicaragua, orphan and vulnerable child health interventions in South Africa, and immunizations, homelessness and early childhood education in Alaska.


Program Manager
Help Me Grow Alaska

Sonya joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership in May 2022. She is a lifelong Alaskan and has worked with children and families across the state for over 20 years.  She enjoys helping families find their way to healing and wholeness through whatever path best suits their needs. Sonya has worked extensively with families in crisis and believes the best way to help children is through promoting health in every aspect of their home and family, whatever shape that may take.  As a mother of five, she has an intimate understanding of the many challenges a family may face and finds a great deal of satisfaction in helping parents and children achieve their goals.  In her free time, Sonya enjoys exploring all the many wonders Alaska has to offer—whether fishing, hunting, camping, hiking or just enjoying her back yard with her children.


Community Relations Manager
All Alaska Pediatric Partnership

Elizabeth joined Help Me Grow Alaska in August 2019 as the Help Me Grow Alaska Outreach Coordinator.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Psychology from Juniata College and a Master’s of Divinity from Princeton Seminary. Elizabeth has worked as a Presbyterian pastor, focusing on youth and families, community outreach, and national and international service opportunities.  She most recently served as the Community and Nonprofit Liaison, and policy analyst on Housing and Homelessness, for Governor Bill Walker.  In this role, she had the opportunity to build strong relationships within the nonprofit community, identify gaps and barriers, and work collaboratively to improve systems to meet various challenges faced by Alaskan families and communities. She also planned and implemented statewide interfaith forums and a training for State of Alaska Commissioners and Division Directors on the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and trauma engaged response.  Elizabeth and her husband, Matt, are the proud parents of three children and love to call Alaska home!


Community Relations Coordinator
All Alaska Pediatric Partnership

Marcy joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership in December 2020 as the CAP Lead for Help Me Grow Alaska and made the transition to Community Relations Coordinator in 2022. She was raised in Tennessee, but due to being a military spouse, she has lived in California, Texas, and now Alaska for the 2nd time. Marcy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Her background has primarily been in early childhood education and non-profit organizations providing direct services to children, families, and a variety of home visiting programs.  Alaska holds a very special place in her heart due to her only child being born here in 2014.  Her hobbies include reading, design, camping and spontaneous adventures with her husband, son, and dog.



Family Support Specialist 2
Help Me Grow Alaska

Cassie joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership as a Help Me Grow Alaska Family Support Specialist in June 2020. She previously worked in public health and youth empowerment in Lesotho and South Africa. Her work has primarily focused on youth health education and supporting families. In her free time, Cassie enjoys kayaking, fishing on her family’s commercial boat in Prince William Sound, and nordic and downhill skiing. Cassie grew up on the Kenai Peninsula and is thrilled to be back home and working to assist Alaskan families in positive health practices for their holistic well-being.

Family Support Specialist
Help Me Grow Alaska

Carlos joined All Alaska Pediatric Partnership in April 2022 as a Family Support Specialist for Help Me Grow Alaska. He is originally from Miami Florida. He moved to Anchorage in 2006 and attended University of Alaska Anchorage where he earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. Carlos worked for the Anchorage School District for four years as a music teacher, two years at the elementary level and two years at the middle school level.  Carlos left the school district in 2020 and worked for a year as a Family Services caseworker with the Office of Children’s Services.  After that Carlos worked briefly for AWAIC as a rapid rehousing case manager before joining the team at A2P2.


Family Support Specialist
Help Me Grow Alaska

Robyn joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership in April 2022 as a Family Support Specialist with Help Me Grow Alaska. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master’s degree in Education from Liberty University. Robyn’s background is in early childhood education. As a member of a military family, home is where the Army sends. Robyn and her whole family have fallen in love with the state of Alaska and are excited to call it home!

Program Specialist
Help Me Grow Alaska

Rachel first joined the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership as a social work practicum intern with Help Me Grow Alaska for the 2017-2018 school year and was then hired on in July 2018.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Cedarville University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Rachel has experience in special education, children’s behavioral health, coaching teachers, and supporting family systems.  When not working, Rachel enjoys exploring Alaska on foot, kayak, ice skates, skis, bike or whatever else takes her to the backcountry with her husband, and dog of course.


 About All Alaska Pediatric Partnership

The All Alaska Pediatric Partnership is a catalyst for improvements in Alaska’s health care systems and services for children and their families. We support and link healthcare services between government, healthcare entities, social services, and payers for children and families by leading collaborative opportunities, improving efficiency within systems, advocating on behalf of children, expanding education and training opportunities for healthcare professionals, and enhancing communication around children’s health and wellness. We recognize and respect the diversity within our organization and our community, and use it as a guide to innovative thinking that leads to change.

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