Refer to the AKOTA Bylaws for Board of Director responsibilities.


Director interior/north

Contact a board member to volunteer for this position!


chelsea phelps
director Southwest & southcentral

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Term End Date:  February  2026

AKOTA Southeast Director

Erin Brennan, OTR/L
Director southeast

Hi, I’m Erin and I have had the privilege of being Cordova’s sole Occupational Therapist (OT) since 2021. I graduated from Philadelphia University with my Masters in December 2016 and after my first full-time job started travel therapy with my now wife, a Physical Therapist Assistant.

We worked in 4 states from 2019-2021 in an array of different settings but we turned our temporary status into full time after living in Cordova for 6 months. 

Over the past 2 ½ years, I have learned to embrace the challenges of being an Alaskan OT for all its quirks and grown in ways to best help my community: I created and hold a monthly LGBTQ+ support group, I assisted our Native Village of Eyak in forming and running a Neurodiverse Parental Support group, and I completed a fellowship (22-23) with UAA’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program. During my year of LEND, I rediscovered my passion for activism and the change we can make when our voices are heard; I look forward to embracing this role as a volunteer for AKOTA’s Board of Directors!


Term End Date: February 2026


Hilary Sauder
Director Southeast

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Term End Date: February 2026