This is a listing of people in our region or Villages who are the immediate contacts for information or to relay questions. Please keep in mind that many of them are full-time employees with their own work to do. Nevertheless they are willing to help as much as they can.

Governmental employees may refer you first to their official agency speakers or to their agency webpages for information (see the category info sources). [Although special appropriation of federal funds has been directed to each state for use in H5N1 bird monitoring, it isn’t yet being used for local offices or extra personnel out here.]

Please add additions or corrections in the comments box below.


  • YK Alaska This site
  • YK Alaska
  • M. Pamela Bumsted, Ph.D.
    Human Biologist
    PO Box 1951
    Bethel, AK 99559-1951
    I’m in the Bethel phone book (but with dial-up Internet the phoneline is often busy)
    ykalaska AT gmail DOT com

  • Alaska Fish & Game
  • Phil Perry, Area Wildlife Biologist
    phillip_perry AT fishgame DOT state DOT ak DOT us
    Local number for Phil is 543-2979. Toll free number in Alaska is 1-800-425-2979
    PO Box 1467
    Bethel, Alaska 99559-1467
    543-2021 (Fax Number)

  • Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
  • PO Box 346
    Bethel, AK 99559
    Phone Number: 543-3151
    807 Chief Eddie Hoffman State Highway
    Visit the Refuge’s Web Site:

    Fred Broerman, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
    Fred_Broerman AT fws DOT gov

      for questions related to schools programs only, contact
      Donna L. Hanley, EdS, Education Specialist
      Donna_Hanley AT fws DOT gov
  • Association of Village Councils Presidents
  • Timothy Andrew, Director of Wildlife Resources
    AVCP Division of Realty and Natural Resources
    PO Box 219
    tandrew AT avcp DOT org

  • The Delta Discovery newspaper
  • (on-line version of most news stories however, there isn’t a collected set of H5N1 stories yet. Check out all the newspaper links or search for INFLUENZA in their search box)
    P.O. Box 1028
    Bethel, Alaska 99559
    543-4116 (fax)
    401 Ridgecrest Drive next to Subway
    For general news and information: realnews AT deltadiscovery DOT com

  • Alaska Dept of Health & Social Services, Public Health
  • Tim Struna, RN, MPH
    Public Health Nurse
    PO Box 1048
    Bethel, AK 99559
    Timothy_Struna AT health DOT state DOT ak DOT us

  • Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. Office of Environmental Health and Engineering
  • They seem to be handling only the bird testing.
    543-6420 or 1-800-478-6599.