Lauren Risby is an experienced community mental health staff person who has worked with Denali Family Services for the past 14 years in various roles. She is currently an intake coordinator. We became acquainted with her as she requested to focus on FASD for her practicum assignment as part of her educational experience with the UAA School of Social Work Masters’ degree program. After that experience she decided that she had something to contribute to the Board of Directors and indicated an interest in joining us. We are thrilled to have her as a new colleague on the board and know that she will be able to provide a fresh new perspective and has many wonderful community connections that can be helpful to our clients and families.