Our Staff


Stewart McDonald, Ed.D. – Executive Director

Stewart began his service in the field of Special Education, serving children experiencing severe emotional disturbance and behavioral needs.  Throughout his public school career, Stewart focused on managing resources, staff, as well as federal and state mandates to ensure the child remained at the center of focus.  Stewart earned degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, a Master of Educational Leadership, Superintendent Endorsement, a Graduate Certificate in Education Leadership and Management, a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Accountability, and a Doctor of Educational Leadership and Management.  Stewart Joined the CODI team as the Executive Director in December 2019. Stewart considers the service of children and families the highest calling and honor.

Chelsea Weber – Finance and Human Resource Director

Chelsea joined the CODI team in 2018. She has worked in the health administration field since 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2021 and has been an essential CODI team member dedicated to the mission and client success.

Allen J Blair, PsyD, LPC- Clinical Director

Allen earned a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Alaska Pacific University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Allen has over 17 years of combined clinical and counseling experience, including child/youth and family behavioral health clinic treatment, in-patient treatment, residential psychiatric treatment, and private practice. Academia experience includes presentations of “An Alaskan Transition System for Improving Outcomes of Youth and Young Adults in Community and Rural Settings: TIP Model Implementation & Sustainability”, Georgetown Training Institutes; Forensic Assessment; and The Neurobiology of Instrumental and Impulsive Aggression.

Administrative Staff

Accounting – Mary Pistulka
Billing Specialist – Crystal Mathis
Reception/Scheduling – Kim Torgerson-Zarr
Behavioral Health Associate Supervisor- Sabrina Miller

Behavioral Health Associates

Behavioral Health Associates work directly with our clients to support them one-on-one in the classroom and out in the community.

Tyler Albrecht

Kolten Brueggeman

Jacob Dewey
Abigail Florenski
Jonathan Geddes
Ciara Haunold
Heaven Mayer
Jeremiah Morin
Laurelei Olsen
Luke Schmidt
Nadya Steadman
Destiny Wells
Liz Wolfe

Case Managers

Case Managers work with the client’s families to support them and link them to resources, as well as work directly with our clients to support them out in the community.

Joy Isselbacher
Danya Niketa
Gloria Torres


Our Clinicians provide individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to support our clients.

Julie Canales, MS, NCC

Jules Gerbar, MSW

Laurie Hoyt, LCSW

Heather Hunziker, MS

Karin Shannon, LMSW

Intern, Practicum, and Field Experience

Our Clinical Interns and Students participate in supervised services and learning experiences.

Jaqueline Brown, Candidate for MSW

Luke Schmidt, Candidate MS January 2024