SeaView Community Services
302 Railway Avenue
P.O. Box 1045
Seward, Alaska 99664
Toll Free (within Alaska) 1.888.224.5257
Need Help Now? Crisis Line: 907-224-3027
SeaView's Administrative Team:
Christine Sheehan – Executive Director
Chris has lived in the Seward area since 1988 and is a marine biology graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University, with continuing education in computer programming and radiological health physics. Chris is a former squadron commander and mission pilot with the Alaska Civil Air Patrol, and former Emergency Medical Technician I/Firefighter with the Bear Creek Fire Department. Currently she serves on the Alaska Vocational Technical School Information Technology Advisory Board. Chris resides in the Seward area with her husband Jim. Their two adult children attended Seward schools and graduated from Seward High.
Chris has fifteen years of experience in information technology and for the past ten years has been a part-time statewide coordinator for community development activities, focusing on child character development, empowerment of junior youth (12-14), and building the capacity of individuals for service to their communities. Chris is experienced in administration, management of human resources, and grant writing. She will continue in her part-time work with statewide community development.
Chris most recently served as SeaView’s Information Technology Director, and as one of the team of SeaView directors acting in the absence of an Executive Director. The Director Team, on which Chris was an integral part, was responsible for the day to day operations at SeaView.
Joseph Forscher – Behavioral Health Director
Finance Director - Vacant Position
Dyan Ferren – Human Resources Director
Dyan Ferren joined SeaView Community Services in December 2006 and is the organization’s
Human Resources Director. Her career in Human Resources began 20 years ago, starting as a recruiter.
Since arriving in Alaska in 1985, Dyan’s passion for mission-driven organizations has resulted in working
for Head Start in Fairbanks, Prince William Sound Aquaculture in Cordova, and The Alaska SeaLife Center
in Seward, plus donating her professional skills to a number of other for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Dyan has an Associate of Liberal Arts degree and has been a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) for the past 12 years.
She and her husband, Howard, have been Seward residents since 2002.
Melvin Nobles - Disability Services/Acreditation Director
Mel joined the Seaview Team in April of 2013 after arriving in Seward from North Carolina. He is joined in Seward by his wife Kimberly and their four children.
Mel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has worked in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities for 17 years.
He has worked for private for profit and non-profit agencies as well as in public sector jobs, in areas including direct care services, case management, operations management, vocational services management, Medicaid Waiver coordination, and quality assurance/improvement.
Karen Glenn - Director of Grants and Administration
Karen Glenn is a 1980 Graduate of Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) in Seward, AK in Office Occupations and Accounting.
Karen has been employed at SeaView Community Services as the Administrative Manager providing administrative support to the Executive Directors as well as the Board of Directors since March 2003 and underwent a title change in November 2013 to Director of Grants and Administration.
For 10 ˝ years prior to 2003, Karen was employed by American Express Financial Advisors first in Eugene, Oregon as a Receptionist and then promoted to Administrative Assistant. She was then transferred to Portland, Oregon and served as Operations Manager there for three years before moving back to Alaska.
Prior to this time, Karen worked for Seward Life Action Council (now SeaView Community Services) in the capacity of Receptionist, Secretary and finally Administrative Assistant for 11 years .
To contact any member of the Adminstrative Team, please call 907.224.5257.
Donald Ireland – Board Co-President
Lynn Hohl – Board Co-President
Mary Huss – Board Vice President
Deb Faust – Board Secretary Treasurer
To contact any member of the Board of Directors, please call 907.224.5257 or send an email to BoardofDirectors@SeaviewSeward.org.