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Colleen Patrick-Riley Retires After 26 Years

Dan Fishel

Patrick-Riley, center is honored by Deputy Commissioners Ron Taylor, left, and Leslie Houston, right.

After 26 years with the State of Alaska – all served as a steadfast advocate for the mentally ill – Mental Health Clinician III Colleen Patrick-Riley will retire. Her last day with the department is October 31st. “She has worked long hours, participated in countless committees, work groups & boards,” said medical director Laura Brooks. “She has helped build programs, change policy and drive services that improve the outcomes of mentally ill offenders releasing from DOC custody. She is tireless, dedicated, creative, and as hard working as they come.”