About Us

ATCEM is hosted by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Department of Community Environment & Health. We partner with representatives from nonprofits, communities, industry, and all levels of government to make the conference a success!

ATCEM Core Planning Team: 

Oxcenia O’DominATCEM Lead
Sarah IngramATCEM Coordinator
Oxcenia O’Domin
Ida Norton
Air & Healthy Homes Track Leads
Jackie Schaeffer
Barbara Johnson

George Anderson
Climate, Sustainability & Resilience Track Leads
Joe Sarcone
Elisha Hunt
Community Health Track Leads
Bailey Richards
Lisa Griswold
Contamination Support/Brownfields Track Leads
Brian Berube Public Infrastructure Track Lead
Trisha Bower
Zach Giaonotti
Solid & Hazardous Waste Track Leads 
Kari Young
Andie Wall
Water Resources Track Leads
Christy McDonald
Kevin Heller
Youth Track Leads

If you’re interested in lending your voice to the content shared at ATCEM, consider joining a track planning committee! See all tracks listed below for the types of topics covered in each and then email atcem@anthc.org to let us know which track you’d like to join!

What kinds of topics are covered in the ATCEM tracks?

Air & Healthy Homes

  • Indoor and outdoor air quality
  • Air quality and home environment impacts to human health
  • Solutions to creating and maintaining a healthy indoor environment

Climate, Sustainability & Resilience

  • Climate change impacts, response, and mitigation
  • Sustainable resource management using Indigenous knowledge and Western technology
  • Building community resilience
  • Emergency preparedness and response

Community Health

  • Mental/behavioral health awareness
  • Injury prevention related to community activities
  • Traditional foods and nutrition
  • Environmental health

Contamination Support/Brownfields

  • EPA Brownfields program, projects, and funding
  • Contaminated sites in Alaska
  • Contamination prevention, assessment, and remediation
  • Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Contaminated Lands Partnership Group

Public Infrastructure

  • Water, sewer, electric and internet infrastructure
  • Funding, constructing, and maintaining infrastructure
  • Climate change and infrastructure
  • Community infrastructure and public health

Solid & Hazardous Waste

  • Rural solid waste management and success stories
  • Education and outreach
  • Funding opportunities
  • Backhaul and recycling
  • Innovative technology

Water Resources

  • Threats to freshwater and ocean resources
  • Local efforts to protect resources
  • Alaska water rights
  • Monitoring and research


  • Funding opportunities
  • Education and outreach
  • Programs and projects
  • Navigating culture when engaging youth
  • Improving mental health in youth through outdoor activities