Christina Lee promoted to Reentry & Recovery Operations Manager

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) announced the promotion of Christina Lee to Reentry & Recovery Operations Manager.

Lee was hired by Tlingit & Haida in Jan. 2021 as the Reentry & Recovery coordinator. Her Tlingit name is Sheét and she is from the Deisheetaan clan.

In her new role, Lee will be responsible for managing the coordination and development of the Tribe’s three non-congregate shelters, which provide sober and supportive housing to people released from incarceration or returning from treatment.

Tlingit & Haida has two non-congregate shelters that can house up to 27 men.

The women’s shelter, Haven House, is currently under reconstruction after it was destroyed by flooding and demolished in 2021. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024.

Haven House will have nine beds for women.

Community & Behavioral Services Division Senior Director Dr. Tina Woods said Lee’s promotion is well deserved.

“Christina has become skilled in managing each property ensuring requirements are met functionally and aesthetically for the participants to feel a sense of belonging and home,” Dr. Woods said. “Christina is also a Tlingit & Haida tribal citizen and it’s exciting to see her benefit from career advancement opportunities, especially as someone who presents with ‘lived experience’ and is driven by compassion for working with our program participants. Christina has already responded to numerous after-hour demands of the non-congregate shelters in an effective manner in this new role.”

The Reentry & Recovery Department works closely with the Tribal Court and other partners to ensure cohesion in program development and restorative justice practices.

“I cannot express how grateful I am to not only be working for my Tribe, but also being able to give back and help our people. My passion and dedication is helping others. I am proud to be working for Tlingit & Haida and honored they have given me the privilege to step up and see potential in me even when I didn’t see it in myself,” shared Lee.

Lee serves as a steering team member on the Juneau Reentry Coalition (JREC) which promotes public safety within the community by identifying and implementing strategies that increase the success of justice-involved individuals and reduces the likelihood of recidivism. Lee holds a Chemical Dependency Counselor I (CDCI) certification from Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC).