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Susan Pickrell


Ms. Pickrell is a lifetime Alaskan who has worked in various human service fields.  She is a tireless advocate for youth and elders and a strong servant in her home community.  She currently serves on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and has served on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board in the past.  Ms. Pickrell provides service to her community with integrity and honor, knowing that our present efforts determines our future.  


Ms. Pickrell has particular experience in Human Resources and policy and procedure development.  She has been instrumental in supporting the maintenance of accreditation at the organizations she has provided service for.  Accreditation is a complex process and Ms. Pickrell is highly experienced in this area.  As a former law enforcement officer, Ms. Pickrell is highly aware of the necessity of social programming in our communities.  She is a committed advocate for change.

  • Program Development and Implementation:  In order to solve complex problems, often it is necessary to have solutions that help manage complexity. In these cases innovative programming is often needed to alleviate the challenges of particular issues. Ms. Pickrell is highly talented in program development and implementation.  She is able to manage complex projects and ensure reliable implementation of various plans.  Ms. Pickrell has implemented such programs as elder programming within tribes, summer youth programming, Men's Batterer's programming, Indian Child Welfare and more.  

  • Prevention Work:  Ms. Pickrell has focused on health, wellness, and prevention throughout her career.  She has worked in social services, enforcement, governance and various programs.  Ms. Pickrell is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations and is aware of the challenges facing communities as they work to prevent adverse outcomes with both youth and community members.  

  • Grant Writing and Grants Management:  Since 2005, Ms. Pickrell has written multiple successful Alaska State and federal grants.  Ms. Pickrell authored the programs and won the following grants—Administration on Aging Caregiver and Nutrition/Transportation Grants, State of Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Community-Based Batterers’ Intervention Programs (BIP), Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Youth Prevention and Suicide Prevention Grants, These grants totaled approximately $1,500,000.  Subsequently, Ms. Pickrell supported the management and implementation of each of these grants.



Social Services Development & Management

Community Development & Fundraising

Federal Grants Management

State Grant Management

Desk Top Publishing

Strategic Planning

Public Speaking

Clients - Past and Present
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