About Our Leadership

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Meet the AAS Team


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Tami Jo Watson
Executive Director

Tami Jo attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Services in 2007 and then went on to Southern New Hampshire University and graduated with her Master in Community Mental Health Counseling. She worked in the mental health field for four and a half years at a local children’s mental health agency before going to Catholic Social Services in 2011 to work in their Pregnancy Support and Adoption Services. She has been the director of the program since 2013 and has a passion for adoption and working with birth parents and adoptive parents through their adoption journey. She is an adoptive mom of two through the foster care system and is an advocate for older youth finding permanency and their forever family. She is a strong believer every child deserves a home regardless of age. Tami is excited to continue her work in the adoption field and provide education and support to birth families and adoptive families in our community.

 

 
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Victoria Ross
Deputy Director

Victoria was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She is a wife and a mother of six children, four of which she adopted through the foster care system. She received her bachelor’s degree in Counseling at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Southern California. She received her LCSW in 2015. Victoria has experience working with various demographic populations including, adults in substance abuse treatment, children and preteens in a local mental health hospital, new mothers in a hospital setting in the NICU and Maternity Center, and special needs infants and toddlers in a local Infant Learning Program. Victoria has been an adoption home study writer for almost three years working with families pursuing adoption through the foster care system. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, gardening, and exploring Alaska. Victoria is excited to help other individuals build their forever families.