Erin Walker-Tolles is Executive Director of CCS. Under policy direction of the Board of Directors she develops and maintains an agency wide guidance that reflects the CCS mission in serving seniors, children & families and those experiencing disability through Southeast Alaska. She believes every person is valuable and deserves to live with dignity. Every service CCS provides is intended to help people be healthy, independent, and become a vital part of their community. Her job is focused on ensuring that CCS, as a non-profit social service and health care agency, is part of a network of community services extending across all of Southeast Alaska. She shares her own mission with CCS – “with a foundation built on faith, it is our mission and an honor to help those in need”.
Erin has lived in Juneau for more than two decades and has worked with non-profits and tribal social service providers to find the most effective ways to help Alaskan’s in need. Her direct service experience includes: children experiencing behavioral health challenges, helping families on welfare become self-sufficient, and support for individuals of all ages experiencing disabilities. Her career has included work for community non-profit social service providers, faith based non-profits, and most recently at the State of Alaska as Public Assistance Chief of Policy and Program Development. She has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences from Humboldt State University (1993), and a Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health from Trinity College of Vermont (2001).
Tiffany Varnadoe Chief Finance Officer Tiffany is originally from Georgia. She moved to Alaska in 2014 to be the CFO of the hospital in Cordova before joining CCS in 2016. She has worked in healthcare financial management for 25 years, mostly in the non-profit sector. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and beach-coming for sea glass and antique bottles. She and her husband Stephen have five children (Sable, Morgan, Hannah, Caleb and Emily) and one grandson Brendyn,
Tamra Catt joined Catholic Community Service as HR Director in April 2016. She comes to us with over 20 years of experience in medical management. Her experience as Human Resource management includes recruiting, training, career development, compensation performance management, compliance, workers compensation, benefits and employee relations. She has experience in various industries including professional services, healthcare and nonprofit services.
During her previous employment with Premier Radiology in Nashville, Tennessee, she served as Director of Operations for 10 out-patient imaging centers and two hospital imaging facilities. She oversaw daily operations, training, marketing, and adherence to state and federal laws governing her facilities. Tammy was also responsible for developing and delivering training to administrative and technical staff. She participated in annual facility projects to implement quality and improvement for her centers. Tamra has a background in Radiology as an x-ray technologist. She is a current member of Society for Human Resource Management.
Marianne Mills Director of Southeast Senior Services
Marianne Mills is the Director of the Southeast Senior Services (SESS) Program Division of CCS. In this capacity, she works with her staff to assess the service needs of elders in each community, identifies funding sources to pay for those services, plans budgets and staffing, and manages recruitment, interviewing and hiring of personnel for the division. Conducting ongoing staff training, ensuring compliance with grant and contract standards, and providing top quality services for our clients is a critical part of her job. Her statewide advocacy efforts and partnerships with local municipal and tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and fellow non-profit or private agencies are also essential to making sure older Alaskans have access to a full continuum of care.
Marianne began her work at CCS in 1989, managing nutrition, transportation and support services in various Southeast Alaska communities until 2004 when she was promoted to the position of SESS Program Director. She has a B.A. in Sociology from U.C.S.D. (1977), an M.S.W. from San Diego State (1979), an A.A. degree in Data Processing (1985), and an M.B.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (1988).
Jennifer Carson Director of Hospice and Home Care Jennifer is the agency wide Compliance Officer for CCS. Jennifer has experience with healthcare and social service compliance including local, state, and federal rules and regulations, championing agency accreditation, conducting program evaluation and internal audits, and leading organizational performance and quality improvement efforts. Jennifer has developed and implemented not only programmatic policies and procedures, but personnel, governance and administrative policies and procedures. Jennifer is well-versed in risk management, privacy and confidentiality, and program management. Additionally, Jennifer has over 15 years of experience providing direct services to adults with mental illness. Jennifer has a BA in psychology and social work from Miami University of Ohio (1994) and a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Alaska Southeast (2013). Jennifer holds a certification in Healthcare Compliance and certificate in Supported and Community Employment for Individuals with Mental Illness.