Jay Bechtol
Jay BechtolCEO
Jay has over thirty years of social service experience working with children, adults and families. He has a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. He firmly believes that everyone has capacity to transform their lives.
Carla Meitler
Carla MeitlerCOO/CFO
Carla has been with SPBHS for over 15 years, starting as the Accounting Supervisor, and moving into the Chief Operating Officer role during her tenure at the agency. Her background includes holding management positions in financial departments at savings banks in California and Washington, as well as an Accountant position at Premera Blue Cross in Washington. She was born and raised in Southern California, and moved with her husband to Washington, then to Alaska. Carla holds a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her dogs, and they spend as much time as possible in the summer in their RV exploring Alaska and Canada.
Donna Duncan
Donna DuncanClinical Director
Donna’s academic and internship work took place in northern California. Her undergraduate time spent at San Francisco State University was toward becoming an elementary school teacher and she went on to receive her Master of Social Work degree at California State University, Sacramento. Donna also has experience in the field of drug and alcohol counseling as well as assisting people with a variety of transitions such as life after trauma, establishing new partnerships, co-parenting through separation and divorce, reinventing ourselves in retirement and/or career re-direction, as well as gender and sexual orientation affirmation.

It is Donna’s intention to consistently be an active advocate who supports people in:

– Clarifying their personal values
– Finding meaning in their unique life story
– Cultivating relationships that are nurturing
– Establishing the best ways to receive, contribute and find purpose

Jon McGhee
Jon McGheeProgram Manager - Adult Rehab / IPS
Jon has over 25 years of experience in social services. Prior to working at SPBHS, he lived and worked internationally in 10 countries in the social services field, primarily in Asia. Jon was hired at SPBHS in 2017 to start the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment program at the agency. IPS soon took off and became a model program for other Alaska agencies and was used by the State of Alaska as a training resource. In 2019 Jon was excited to be offered the chance to lead the Adult Rehab program. He is a firm believer that, even though recovery looks different for everyone, recovery is in fact achievable with the right tools, supports, and encouragement. Outside of work, he enjoys spending simple quality time with his family and friends in all that our small Alaska town has to offer.
Rudy Multz
Rudy MultzProgram Manager - Child & Family Services
Rudy has been working at SPBHS since 2002 when he started working summers as a Direct Service Provider. Since then, he has worked in Quality Assurance, Case Management, and as the Parenting with Love and Limits co-facilitator. In his current role as the Program Manager for the Child & Family Program he has contributed to strengthening partnerships locally and has been an advocate for youth by prioritizing inclusion as a means of addressing mental health stigma. For self-care he enjoys pursuing his creative passion for games, music, theater and gets his endorphins by playing broomball.
Leeann Serio
Leeann SerioQuality Improvement Director
Leeann was born and raised in Homer, in a home out East End that she and her husband now own. She studied art and education in Sitka where she later began her career in Mental Health QA in 2006 as a Quality Assurance Manager for Youth Advocates of Sitka, diving headfirst into the world of regulations and documentation. She took breaks to travel and try new things but kept returning to this particular field. She worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist at SPBHS from 2013-2023, and now enjoys transforming data into useful (and colorful!) charts and continually gathering feedback to inform sustainable positive changes as the Quality Improvement Director. In her off-time, Leeann enjoys gardening with her husband, performing with Pier One Theatre, and working on creative projects with her kids.
Shane Kilcher
Shane KilcherProgram Manager