Policy & Program Development

Submitted by Debbie McDonald on January 3, 2018 - 2:51pm

Matthew Stangley

Chief of Policy and
Program Development

The Policy and Program Development Team is located in Juneau. The unit is responsible for developing and maintaining program policy for the Alaska Temporary Assistance (including Work Services), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps), Adult Public Assistance, Senior Benefits, General Relief Assistance, Medical Assistance, and Permanent Fund Dividend Hold Harmless Programs. They write administrative rules, policy manuals and forms, answer policy questions, compile statistics and perform program evaluations. They are also responsible for the Division's Work Services grants and contracts.


Policy and Program Development Staff

Adult Public Assistance (APA), Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP), Native Family Assistance Program (NFAP), SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Senior Benefits, General Relief Assistance (GRA), and Medicaid Eligibility Policy

  • Matthew Stangley Policy Chief, (907) 465-5835
  • Christina Davis Public Assistance Programs Officer, (907) 465-1618
  • Vacant — Social Services Program Coordinator
  • Jason Burke Social Services Program Coordinator (Constituent Relations), (907) 465-5843
  • Mari West Public Assistance Analyst (APA/LTC Medicaid/Senior Benefits)
  • Reuben Lumbab Public Assistance Analyst (SNAP/GRA)
  • Angie Mickle Public Assistance Analyst (ATAP/NFAP)
  • Lydia Luchini Public Assistance Analyst (MAGI Medicaid/CAMA)
  • Laura Tripp Administrative Assistant II

SNAP E&T, ATAP Work Services and Family Support Programs

E-mail policy questions and public inquiries to: dpapolicy@alaska.gov