Our Staff

Meet the people who make it happen!


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Cindy Hensley

Inspired, Passionate, Grateful, Blessed, Awed, Uplifted, Joyful, and Filled with Love…This is how I feel when I walk into 'work!' It’s the same way I felt in 1999 when Vicki & I followed a 'nudge' to open an Agency where people come together to learn, laugh, create, grow, and have FUN together. Friendships were born, and today they continue to grow and flourish. 

I am continually learning from the people we get to provide services for. Their unconditional love for life and each other inspires me to be a better teacher, leader, and human being. Add to that the most talented, dedicated, unique, humble, and passionate Direct Support Professionals and Administrative Team…and you’ve just created the Perfect Brew. Drink it in daily and it will promise to heal all that ails!  

As for me, I love yoga, walking in nature, playing with our dog Max, and spending time with my family.  I’m blessed with two beautiful homes in the most amazing places on earth, Alaska, and Hawaii. I share my life with my wife Pat, who supports and inspires me to follow my passions daily. I’m a Spiritual Practitioner with the Alaska Center for Spiritual Living and the Prayer Chaplain Director at Unity Church of Hawaii. I begin each day with prayer and meditation as it helps keep me present to the Presence of my Higher Power and PRESENT in the Now moment throughout my workday.

I’m grateful for the amazing Life I get to live, the people who support and love me, and for ALL people who shine their Love Light out into the world and make it a better place to live! Peace & Love to us all! 

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Vicki Rae Moe

I am grateful and amazed to see how much our agency has grown since Cindy and I started it back in the summer of 1999! I especially love that I get to see our participants every day. They always put a smile on my face, even in the most challenging moments.
I love that we provide jobs in our community and that we are able to attract such talented and wonderful staff who support and teach through positive and fun activities. 

I have lived in Anchorage for over 40 years and I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to live. My dog and I go for a nature walk every day. I love birds and animals, and that’s probably why I don’t eat them. I have played many sports over the years, and now I play tennis and golf… the latter weather permitting, of course! I am a big reader and I love the paper books – no computer reading for me. 

When I started this work, I didn’t have any gray hair! But the gray hair has been so worth it for the last 15 years… I have learned so much from our program participants and I am still learning from them every day!

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Tonya Dipo

I was born in Anchorage, but spent most of my teenage years in Utah where I met my husband, Matt.  We were best friends throughout our school years and got married in 2003 after I attended college in Utah. 

In the summer of 2004, we moved to Alaska and I met Cindy and Vic through our previous work at the Anchorage School District ACT Program. I started working part time for Cindy and Vic’s back in April of 2006, and have been a full time employee since September of 2010. 

 Our agency is my forever home, and I couldn’t ask for a better place to work! I adore all of the participants and staff we work with!!  

Some of my favorite things are camping with my family, fishing with my husband, going on vacation, and spending time with our beautiful daughter! Matt and I welcomed Cambria in January of 2015 and we are so in love with our little girl!

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Allison Wilson

I started working at Cindy & Vic’s in 2012 after retiring from the Anchorage School District in 2011 where I had worked first as a special education teacher and for most of my career as a school counselor. Over the years with Cindy and Vic’s, I have been worked as a DSP in group day hab, at the assisted living homes, and later worked as a case manager and resident manager. In September 2021 I had the opportunity to become part of the administrative team at Cindy and Vic’s as the Training & Agency Support Coordinator. In this new position, I get to create and facilitate trainings for staff, put together continuing education resources, help support Renee with our assisted living homes, and assist the agency with special projects.  

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family; we are overjoyed to have a new granddaughter who was born in December of 2020! I love journaling, walking, traveling and doing expressive arts.  

What I love most about Cindy and Vic’s are the people…there’s a real feeling of caring, connection and fun. So many times I have thought to myself, “I can’t believe I get paid for doing what I love!”

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Renee Alford

I moved to Anchorage in 1972, and started working for the Anchorage School District after graduating from West High in 1978. I started out as a substitute, and was then offered a full time Teaching Assistant position in 1984. I worked as a T.A. for 7 years, and then moved away for 4 years.   

When I moved back, I returned to the school district where I met Cindy and Vic. When they first opened their program, I worked on call. As the program grew, I worked the summer program and later was offered a full time position as a Residential Manager at Peace Place.

My work at Peace Place has been an awesome experience! I am currently the Community Living Supervisor, which has been both challenging and rewarding! My faith and my family are a very important part of my life.

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 Ana Gerber-Cavalier
I started working at Cindy & Vic's in December of 2014, and since then I have enjoyed getting to know this awesome crew while learning many different forms of Direct Support, from Day Habilitation to working in our group homes. As of 2020 I transitioned away from Direct Support and joined the administrative team, taking on the remote working role of Visual Media Manager. My day to day contribution includes online software administration, tech support, updating our website and managing our social media (check out the links in our "contact us" page!). 

Outside of work I love to explore outdoors in our great state of Alaska. I enjoy backpacking, hiking, packrafting and skiing year round. I'm extraordinarily grateful for the work community I've found here at Cindy & Vic's, for the flexibility this position has offered me to do the things I love, and for the incredible people I continue to meet along the way.


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Linda Steiner

Resident Managers

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Teri 'Poppins' Cunningham
Joyful Joint

If you ignore the first 6 months of my life I am a lifelong Alaskan. My father was raised in Ketchikan and spent a short time in Colorado, where I was born. I grew up in southeast Alaska, eventually moving to Anchorage where I’ve spent most of my life. I lived in Fairbanks for 5 years but that’s another story…

After a long career in printing and publishing life brought changes and Cindy and Vic’s was one of those. I worked in the day-hab Program and weekend relief while completing certification in Medical Assisting. 

When Cindy and Vic opened the 'Joyful Joint' house, I took on the role of Resident Manager and now live with 3 amazingly gifted young women. We cook together, work out, and generally laugh a lot. I enjoy helping both make healthy decisions and living and loving life.

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Audra Lovejoy
Peace Place

I started working for the Cindy and Vic’s family in June of 2017! I was born in Colorado and raised in Alaska, where I lived in Hoonah, Cordova, and Anchorage where I met my husband, Rick. In 1988, we got married and moved to San Diego, and then to Oregon where we raised their 3 children. I worked for a local school district there, where I provided supports for students with a wide variety of needs as a Behavior Consultant.  

My connection to Cindy and Vic’s came about during my daughter’s wedding, where Anna Pieper was the photographer! After I heard about C&V from Anna, I applied for a job. The stars aligned, and we had an opening that was the perfect fit: Peace Place Resident Manager. I feel so incredibly blessed…The ladies at Peace Place are amazing and bring joy to my life daily.

Linda Marie Wymbs
Joyful Joint

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Carly Neumuth
Harmony House

I have worked for Cindy and Vic's since September of 2012, when I started out as weekend relief in our Assisted Living Homes. In May of 2013, I became the

Resident Manager at Harmony House.
I like spending time with the girls out in the community, making home cooked meals, and having dinner parties.  But, most of all, I like living and sharing a home with two wonderful young ladies.

 I ventured to Alaska from Wisconsin after graduating college in 2005 to complete a year term of AmeriCorps National Service. I then moved back to the lower 48 and completed another term in St. Louis. Through AmeriCorps, I traveled around assisting with natural disasters and conservation before returning to Alaska in 2008. I found the first love of my life, Layla, on Craigslist in 2009. We like going for walks, riding my Harley Davidson trike, spending time at home and coaching Special Olympics.


Annette Nelson
Blessings Bungalow

Hi! My favorite thing to do is to hangout with my grandson and rest of the family. I also like to hike, bike, swim and take long drives and take picture of nature.

I came Cindy and Vic's because I needed a job with insurance and knew they were an awesome company to work for.

I really enjoy work at Blessing Bungalow with my guys, they are the best. - Annette

Direct Support Professionals

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Cindy Jo Powell
I started working at Cindy & Vic’s 4.24.14.  I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and at the tender age of 19 started a nearly 20 yr career as a hairstylist. The most exciting thing that happened to me was moving to Alaska in 1994. That is, until I met my husband in 1997.

My passions include our puppies, kayaking, hiking, softball, advocating for shelter dogs, and volunteering for The American Cancer Society.  My favorite thing about working at Cindy & Vic’s is having met the most amazing people, both staff and the individuals that are served by this agency.

Lanie Crittenden
I grew up in Philippines with 2 sisters and 4 brothers. In 2005 I got married to my wonderful husband who brought me here.

I love being outdoors with family and friends. Tara encouraged me to work at CindyandVics while we worked together at the coffee shop. She believes in me. Since then I love being part of the Cindy & Vic's world ~ Lanie

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Ben Broyles

I began working at Cindy and Vic’s in June of 2022 for summer employment. I attend college at the University of Miami in biomedical engineering/pre-med track. I have been involved as a Special Olympics volunteer for many years and was active in Partner’s Club when I was attending high school. I have worked as the co-director of Camp Shriver in 2021 and 2022. When not working, I enjoy playing piano and getting outside with my friends. 

What I enjoy most about Cindy and Vics is working with great staff, getting involved in the community, and helping others.

I hope to be back to work during college breaks and vacations!

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Natalie Wilson

I was born and raised here in Anchorage. I was first introduced to Cindy and Vic’s by my mother, Allison Wilson, who was already employed with them.  She suspected I would really love this job, so she had me come and visit her at work and introduced me to some of the participants. She was right!  I fell in love. Shortly after my introduction to the Program, I began my work here in August of 2013. I am currently a student at UAA, getting a Health Sciences degree. I love American Sign Language! I am conversationally fluent and I absolutely love teaching sign to our participants. This job has been wonderful and challenges me daily. I learn so much from our participants and I find that there is never a dull moment!

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Lea Satterthwaite

I started working at Cindy & Vics in April of 2022 first in the Assisted Living Homes and later in Group Day Hab. I enjoy working in both settings equally! I work with amazing people and enjoy helping our participants & residents to become more self-sufficient.  

Everyone here is extremely nice and pleasant. I love my job! Cindy and Vic’s is an extremely honest company; I like the way they run the business.  

I love dogs, but currently don’t have any of my own. I love that Cindy and Vic’s is such a dog-friendly community so I can love on the dogs around here! Dogs are one of my greatest passions, hobbies, and interests.

A favorite quote is: “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”

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I became part of Cindy & Vic’s in 2018 as a DSP working in Group Day Hab. I love working with our people and having the flexibility to get out and involved in community adventures. What I appreciate about Cindy and Vic’s is the feeling of being a family. 

I grew up as a military dependent and have traveled all over the world, but Alaska is my HOME! I love to travel, volunteer with Special Olympics, and watching hockey games. 

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Wendy joined us in January of 2017, and we are so happy to have her warm and friendly spirit as part of the Cindy and Vic’s family! Wendy was born in Queens, New York, as the first generation of a family who immigrated from Mexico. Wendy married her high school sweetheart, and they headed from Kansas to Alaska in search of adventure! 

Wendy was a hairdresser for 12 years and says, “I helped people feel good about themselves on the outside and I believe I got into DSP work to help people on the insde!” Wendy has lots of love to share with her 5 godchildren and 3 “fur babies,” and she and her husband also foster dogs and raise chickens. Wendy’s hobbies include yoga, gardening, and bellydancing… when she’s not busy with her cute menagerie!  

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Sue Carlson
​​I started working at Cindy and Vic’s in February of 2019. I was born, raised, graduated from college, married the love of my life, and raised three awesome kids in Minnesota.

My husband and I owned and operated a portrait photography studio for 20 years. When our first grandchild was born in Anchorage in 2013, we knew we couldn’t be so far away. We walked away from our business, sold almost everything we owned and began a new adventure in Alaska. Now we have two precious granddaughters here and they are my joy!

Another joy of mine is flower gardening. I feel so blessed to work at Cindy and Vic’s. I have worked in the human services field in the past, but have never worked alongside staff the caliber of those I work with here. I am honored to work with these wonderful individuals who mentor me, and lift me up, every day. However, it’s the people we serve who truly bless me, even on the tough days when things don’t go quite as I planned. The following quote sums up how I feel about the work I do here at Cindy and Vic’s:
“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”
George Eliot

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Jerry Moore

Jerry has been part of the Cindy and Vic’s team since 2012, and in that time, he has made himself indispensable! Jerry uses his skills as an educator and a long-term IDD services provider to provide compassionate and skilled supports to our participants – all with an undeniable sense of FUN!

Jerry also has some serious DJ skillz that he shares with us at our special event parties. The party atmosphere just wouldn’t be the same without DJ Jerry! In the words of a teammate, “Jerry is a highly valued member of the C&V team. And that’s an understatement!” Jerry, thank you for sharing your fun-loving and caring personality with our Group Day Hab program and as a weekend relief staff person in our homes. You always bring a smile and a sense of calm and consistency, with great ideas for special adventures and personalized activities. We think you rock!!!

Let's not forget our loyal 4-legged Volunteers!

Staff Recognition

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