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Staff and Contact Information

State of Alaska – Department of Health and Social Services - SDS Medicare Information Office
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Staff contacts for Grantees, Volunteers & Partners:

Grantee Directory Alaska SHIP

Medicare Information Office Staff contacts list:

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Anthony "TJ" Zielinski

SHIP Call Center/Reception
907-334-0841
907-269-3680
1-800-478-6065
Anthony.Zielinski@alaska.gov

• General inquiries
• Intake Specialist
• Schedules requests for speakers, appointments
• Call center receptionist
• Office supply orders
• SHIPtalk data entry
• Outreach preparation/distribution to agencies

Judith Bendersky
SHIP and SMP Program Manager
907-269-3669
judith.bendersky@alaska.gov

• Program development/oversight
• Budget oversight
• Curriculum development
• Contracts & Grants management
• Performance measurement
• Quarterly reports
• Media-marketing
• Outreach
• Public speaking


Jeannè Larson

Health Program Associate
907-269-3649
jeanne.larson@alaska.gov


• Lead counselor
• Volunteer trainer
• MEDICARE subject expert
• SHIPTalk lead
• NPR Data lead
• Website development


Nila Morgan

Fraud Educator & Volunteer Coordinator
907-269-4199
nila.morgan@alaska.gov


• Medicare fraud educator
• Volunteer coordinator
• Volunteer application process
• Contracts & Grants management
• Performance measurement
• SMART FACTS data entry