System Office of Risk Services
 

System Office of Risk Services

 
All personnel for The System Office of Risk Services are located at:
 
1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99508-3438
 Phone (907)786-1173 or (907)786-1140 
Fax (907)786-1412 

Chief Risk Officer

 Tim Edwards

 

tmedwards202@alaska.edu
                                                 907-786-1381
Tim has over 24 years in Safety and Health experience as the Occupational Safety and Health Manager for a Major Air Force Base. He also has 30 years experience as a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves. Tim holds his Bachelors Degree in Safety and Health as well as two other minors in safety and social services. He is back in Alaska after serving for four years in the late 1980's at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks.

 

Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Kenneth Walker
kewalker6@alaska.edu
                                                 907-786-7735

Ken brings more than 14 years of experience to the position and came to us from San Antonio, TX where he worked at Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center as Chief, Safety Career Field Management Team. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s degree from Columbia Southern University.  He is also a military veteran having served 24 years in the United States Air Force.



 

Risk Manager

Vanessa Saephan, CIC

 vtsaephan@alaska.edu

                                                 907-786-6119
                           

Vanessa Saephan manages the insurance and risk finance programs for UA. She works in conjunction with the Chief Risk Officer in strategic development and implementation of risk management processes and procedures across the institution. Vanessa serves as the liaison to the faculty and staff of UA to assist in identifying and strategically managing business risks associated with their activities, consistent with the University's missions of teaching, research and public service. 

 

Office Manager

 Kala Hansen

kshansen@alaska.edu

907-786-1173

                                         

                              

                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

Claims Manager

 Patti Wilson

 

pjwilson2@alaska.edu
                                                 907-786-7755

Patti Wilson joined the System Office of Risk Services in Anchorage as claims manager in 2006. She is responsible for minimizing the cost of risk to the University through the effective management of claims.  She leads a team of claims professionals who administer the University’s self-insured claims program, including auto, liability, property, and workers’ compensation claims.

Patti also serves as an information and education resource to the UA community, monitoring legislation, regulations, and legal developments affecting the University’s claims program.  She is the administrator for the University’s risk management information system, and has responsibility for claim notification and reporting processes system-wide.

 

Senior Claims Adjuster

Daisy Saffir

 

desaffir@alaska.edu
                                                  907-786-1716

Daisy Saffir joined the System Office of Risk Services in Anchorage as Claims Adjuster in 2013.  She handles multi-line claims for the University’s self-insured claims program.  This position provides a means to stabilize and minimize the cost of risk to the University through investigation, management and settlement of first and third party claims.  Daisy is also responsible for informal training in claims and risk management processes for members of the University community, and for supervision of the Fairbanks support staff.

Daisy is also the former Vice President of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of Alaska. Daisy has almost fifteen years of experience in claims management, with a specialty in workers’ compensation and litigation management.  She has been an independently licensed adjuster in Alaska since 2009 and has handled claims in multiple jurisdictions.

 

Junior Claims Adjuster

Danielle Nelson

 

dnelson15@alaska.edu
                                                  907-786-1675

The claims technician provides administrative support for the claims section and is the contact for claim reporting.  Ms. Nelson is a general claims information resource for the University customers and is responsible for accurate and timely claims processing and data analysis.

 

Claims Assistant                            

Jennifer Medders

 

jlmedders@alaska.edu
                                                 907-786-1140
                                                                


 

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