Crystal Brown, CHES, NCMA
Patient Care Coordinator
Crystal has been a Medical Assistant for over nineteen years. Throughout that time, she has worked in a wide range of primary care and specialty care settings as well as assisting with care for people of all ages. Throughout her career, she has seen the benefits of access to care and is excited to be part of Anchorage Project Access and its mission. Crystal holds a Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, with an Emphasis in Health Education. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA).
Crystal is the Eligibility Specialist for Anchorage Project Access. She is certified to help participants apply for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare health insurance. Crystal has over 20 years’ experience as a Social worker and holds a BS in Child and Family. Crystal has worked as a Case Manager and Caseworker for Community Mental Health, Child Protective Services and Foster care programs.
Jane has been with Anchorage Project Access since 2007. She has a passion for serving Alaskans and works hard to ensure that all are treated with compassion, dignity, and afforded access to quality care. In her position as Operations Manager, maintaining a high level of performance and excellence in serving patients in every aspect of their care is her number one goal. She witnesses daily the commitment of physicians and other providers who donate healthcare to the low income and uninsured in our community. Jane is dedicated to continuing the organization’s mission in supporting Alaskans’ access to quality healthcare services.
Melinda Freemon, MS, LPC, CCS
Melinda Freemon has been in health-related leadership positions in Alaska for over 30 years. She has worked as an Executive Director in the behavioral health and health care fields overseeing comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment programs, programs for women in transition, permanent supportive housing programs and public health programs with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. Ms. Freemon has worked extensively in rural and urban Alaska to address health and social service disparities. Ms. Freemon has served as the Executive Director of the Salvation Army Clitheroe Center, the Director of the Supportive Housing Division for RurAL CAP and the Director of the Anchorage Health Department. She has served on local task forces and statewide commissions working to improve access to health care for all Alaskans. Ms. Freemon began her position at Anchorage Project Access in August 2018.
Ms. Freemon is a recipient of the 2012 YWCA BP Exploration’s Woman of Achievement Award as well as the 2012 Hard-Won Victory Award by the American Planning Association Alaska Chapter. Ms. Freemon has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
Dental Health Coordinator
Sarah has over twenty-five years of experience as a dental assistant. As the Dental Health Coordinator for Anchorage Project Access, she helps patients connect to much needed dental work to create ongoing healthy life habits. She enjoys the opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives.