Consortium Faculty

Sarah Dewane, PhD, ABPP

Sarah Dewane, PhD, ABPP   

Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC)/Alaska Family Medicine Residency (AKFMR)

Dr. Dewane, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychologists (ABPP), serves as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC) and an Associate Program Director for the Alaska Family Medicine Residency (AKFMR) in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Dewane oversees the integrated behavioral health, social work, and health navigation services at PFMC. As a behavioral science faculty member in the family medicine residency, Dr. Dewane helps to facilitate the Behavioral Medicine Curriculum, including resident education, scholarly activities, and interprofessional service provision learning opportunities. She is also the Co-Director of Training for the APA-accredited Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium. Dr. Dewane earned her doctoral degree from the University of Alaska (UAA), Doctoral Program in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural, Indigenous Emphasis. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families in outpatient, residential, and primary care settings. She specializes in health behavior change and integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings. In her previous position, Dr. Dewane served as a project manager and research professor at the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, focusing on mental health and substance abuse research implementation, program evaluation, and behavioral health training. She has completed the following: PCORP Scholar Program through the University of Washington; Behavioral Science and Family Systems Educator Fellowship administered by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM); Graduate Certificate in Mediation (Emphasis in Healthcare) through Colorado State University; and Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health through the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Dewane has served in leadership roles for Alaska Psychological Association Board and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, American Psychological Association, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She has lived in Alaska for over two decades and enjoys spending time in the outdoors, hiking, and biking with her family and friends.

Seth Green, PhD

Seth Green, Ph.D.    

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)

Dr. Seth Green is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. He has worked in this capacity in Texas, Georgia, and Alaska. He holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. Prior to joining APIA he worked with the Norton Sound Health Corporation in the Bering Straits region of Alaska for five years and before that with the Department of Defense with US Army Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as an embedded battalion psychologist for a number of years. He has also served since 2014 as the Training Co-Director of the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium for psychology interns. In addition, he serves as an instructor at Ilisagvik College for behavioral health aide trainees.

Virginia (Ginny) Parret, PhD

Virginia (Ginny) Parret, PhD    

Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC)/Alaska Family Medicine Residency (AKFMR)

Dr. Parret is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served as a Behavioral Health Faculty member at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage since July 2011. Dr. Parret is supervising clinical psychologist for Providence Family Medicine Center, primary care clinic which offers integrated behavioral health services. She also serves as faculty for the APA accredited - Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium (ak-pic.org). Dr. Parret earned her doctoral degree from the University of Alaska (UAA-site) in Clinical-Community Psychology with an Emphasis in Indigenous and Rural Areas. She completed her dissertation titled: Meeting the Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors in Alaska: Survivors’ and Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives. Her clinical interests include health psychology, integrated behavioral health in primary care, and women’s health across the lifespan. She has a particular interest and passion for identifying and working with women and partners who experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during prenatal and postpartum period. She enjoys the challenge of attempting to improve health through psychosocial interventions for diverse and underserved patient populations. She has completed the following additional trainings: Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Behavioral Science Fellowship in 2014; Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health through the University of Massachusetts; and Certification in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. One of Dr. Parret’s favorite aspects of her job is working with residents to teach behavioral health interventions to use with patients and supervise clinical psychology students who work to deliver integrated behavioral health services within the residency affiliated primary care clinic. Dr. Parret and her husband (both life-long Alaskans) enjoy spending time together doing outdoor activities, various home-improvement projects and chasing after their 2 young sons (Calder & Henrik) who keep them on their toes!

Lindsey Hickey, Ph.D.   

Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC)

Dr. Lindsey Hickey is a licensed clinical psychologist and worked in California and Maryland before moving to Alaska in 2017. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California where her emphasis focused on working with children and families. She previously worked as a Navy psychologist and has a background in projective and personality assessments, trauma-informed care, and certification as a behavioral health consultant in primary care settings. Her research background has included investigating the challenges of integrating behavioral health in rural health settings, the impact of behavioral health problems on Alaska Native populations, and examining connections between behavioral problems, trauma, and projective assessments in youth and adult populations. Dr. Hickey provides supervision and direct care in Nome as well as multiple outlying remote villages. Dr. Hickey resides with her boyfriend and their two dogs in Nome where they enjoy going out to camp, fishing, hunting, and snow machining.

Mark Holman, PsyD

Mark Holman   

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)

Dr. Mark Holman is a Clinical and Health Psychologist. He has been licensed since 2007 and has worked in rural areas of Georgia, New Mexico, and Alaska. He holds a Doctorate of Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. He has worked in hospital and outpatient settings providing assessment and treatment for a culturally and clinically diverse variety of clinical presentations. Prior to joining APIA he worked with veterans and helped to integrate the primary care and mental services of the Alaska VA Healthcare System. He provides both direct patient care as well as supervision and consultation. He has provided multiple trainings and consultation in evidenced practices for treating chronic insomnia as well as in Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Holman utilizes research based practices and works with individuals across the lifespan as well couples and families. He primarily uses brief dynamic, existential, and cognitive therapy modalities to help patients enact meaningful change and recover from suffering. Dr. Holman resides in Anchorage with his wife and two young sons.

Rebecca Volino Robinson, Ph.D.

Rebecca Robinson, Ph.D.   

Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC)

Rebecca Volino Robinson, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, holds a doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology, with a Rural and Indigenous Emphasis, from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her professional background includes research with international refugees and individuals who experience homelessness in the American context. She has worked with a variety of community organizations to improve service delivery to these populations and has peer-reviewed publications in these areas. Dr. Robinson is currently employed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium where she provides consultation to specialty medical clinics, direct clinical service to rural Tribal Health Organizations, and education through faculty appointments with the HRSA-funded AIDS Education and Training Center and the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium. Dr. Robinson has extensive experience working with adults and communities with histories of complex trauma and problems associated with this history including substance misuse, infectious, and chronic disease. She is experienced in trauma-informed program development, implementation, and evaluation and identifies as an Acceptance and Commitment therapist. Dr. Robinson is an advocate for work-life balance. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with family and friends, hiking in the Chugach Mountains, or at home reading a book.

Consortium Staff

By Thao

By Thao   

Providence Family Medicine/Alaska Family Medicine Residency

By Thao has been with AK-PIC: Providence Family Medicine/Alaska Family Medicine Residency site since November 2016. As a Student Rotation Coordinator/Program Coordinator, her primary responsibility is supporting student learners for the Residency and the consortium. She also assist in administrative work as needed. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of Alaska, Anchorage, and is currently pursuing her Master in Public Health. By enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping with friends and family.