Case Management
Services

Since 1988, Daybreak has been providing comprehensive case management services to adults seeking to live a complete and largely self-sufficient lifestyle in the Mat-Su Valley. Our initial focus was working with those with a diagnosed mental illness, helping them to engage in their communities by assisting them to find and obtain employment, housing, transportation and other services.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

We have since expanded our services to include working with individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are also suffering from a diagnosed mental illness.

Valley Reentry Partner

In 2016, Daybreak became one of the first partners in the Valley Reentry Partners program, providing the support needed to help those who have been incarcerated to successfully return to the community.

Engage In Recovery

We believe a person is far more than merely a diagnosis, that everyone has the ability to do dynamic things and that recovery from a mental illness is possible. Our case management plans are tailored to each client and designed to make the most of his or her capabilities. More importantly, those plans are delivered by caring professionals who actively engage with the people we serve.

Our Team

  • Polly-Beth Odom

    Executive Director

    “My role is to educate the community about the scope of services Daybreak provides in the recovery process,” explains Polly-Beth. “It is our job as an agency to find the resources and services that will best meet the goal of the person served—no matter how out of the box their recovery may be. We ensure that a person’s highest potential is met in their recovery process. Polly-Beth began her career with Daybreak as a resident manager/case manager in 1988. Her current role includes being responsible for the daily operations of the agency, including managing CARF accreditation, grant writing and mentoring staff members. She is also active in community projects focused on improving mental health service delivery in Alaska. Since 2007, Polly-Beth has been an adjunct professor at Wayland Baptist University. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and a Masters of Science in Community Mental Health from Trinity College of Vermont.

  • Kelly Eggleston, LPC

    Clinical Director

    After Kelly completed her Bachelors in Social Work at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, she enjoyed a successful career as a case manager, substance abuse counselor and program manager working with both adults and youth. She subsequently completed the Masters Program in Community Mental Health at Southern New Hampshire University before eventually joining Daybreak more than a decade ago. “Daybreak makes the extra effort to get to know the clients we work with,” she shares. “Our treatment plans are based on things that they want to accomplish rather than things that we identify. I have the privilege of working at a job that is not only fulfilling, but that I really enjoy as well.” Kelly says that one of the things that sets Daybreak apart from other service providers is not only how they view their clients, but how clients view them. “I am still assisting some clients that I initially starting working with twelve years ago. They choose to stay with our agency long term.”

  • Randy Bendle

    TABI Program Manager

    Randy’s role at Daybreak focuses on helping people living with both mental illness and traumatic brain injury become as independent as possible. Doing so requires him to work with multiple agencies within the community as he connects people with the resources they need to ensure the best care possible. “The work Daybreak does in the community is incredibly valuable,” Randy says. “We work out in the field and can be available to attend important meetings, to be there for the individual and ensure communication between them and agencies is as clear as it can be.” Randy joined Daybreak in 2012, but has been working in the human service field for over 10 years. He has assisted both children and adults, including working in the crisis unit in Anchorage. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University and is currently in the process of earning his Master’s Degree in Psychology.

  • Jeff Odom

    Quality Assurance Manager

    Jeff has worked in the human services field for over 20 years, including as a Safety Officer & Community Schools Coordinator as well as a direct service provider for individuals with developmental disabilities. At Daybreak, he has played key role in providing support and advocy for those involved in the Palmer and Anchorage Therapeutic Courts. “My role is to help them be successful and compliant with court requirements,” Jeff explains. “I assist them with finding housing, employment, medical and health providers, and assist them with applying for benefit. My role as the Prisoner Reentry case manager is similar. I help clients who are being released from prison or jail transition back into the community. The ultimate goal is to help them stay out of jail and be productive members of society.” According to Jeff, he particularly enjoys his work with Daybreak because of the organization’s mission and commitment to giving those who are less fortunate a voice in the community. He appreciates being on the “front lines” with clients and working well with the court system. He received his Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies and his Bachelor of Human Services from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

  • Lynne Atkin

    BHAP Case Manager

Daybreak’s Board of Directors

The Daybreak Board of Directors is made up of volunteers and includes community leaders, client family members and other stakeholders. As a board, they help to provide vision for our organization, oversee our activities and ensure we continue to focus on our mission of meeting the needs of the individuals we serve. Board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Daybreak conference room. The following individuals are currently serving on the Daybreak Board of Directors:

Dean Mandrell

President

Ray Stride

Vice President

Sarah Welton

Secretary

Mabel Wimmer

Treasurer

Howard Bess

Member

Leslie Hollaus

Member

Vacant

Member