Meet Our Team
ND Systems Team includes Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Master Prepared Clinicians, Neurofeedback Trainers and Life Skill Coaches.
Clinical Training: Master’s Students enrolled in an accredited program seeking a mental health rotation
Supervision: Graduates of Master Programs seeking supervision for licensure.
Residency: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners seeking a residency opportunity to solidify confidence as an independent health care provider of mental health services.
Teresa Lyons, APRN, PMHNP, attended the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), earning her Masters in Science of Nursing with credentialing to become a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Her training at UCSF provided a strong background in working with children, teens and families. She returned to Fairbanks and entered into private practice as ND Systems. The practice has grown to included several other professionals as well as expansion with two satellite clinics in Kenai Alaska and Seattle Washington.
Born in South Korea but raised in Tennessee, Lydia is here in Fairbanks due to being an Army spouse. As a daughter of retired Army father and prior service herself, she graduated in July of 2015 from the Army
Practical Nurse course out of Ft. Bliss, Texas. She has served in the mental health field as an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Nurse as well as a DoD civilian nurse for Active-Duty members. Lydia also has experience working with high acuity pediatric patients in Private Duty Nursing along with being a Restorative Nurse Manager in a Long-Term Care setting.
Her passion for delivering high quality, patient-focused care has led her to the administrative side of health care. Her previous experiences working as a staff nurse drove her desire to influence both patient care and the care of staff in positive ways. She is completing her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration but plans on continuing on to a graduate program to become a medical provider.
Sharon was born and raised in Alaska. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Nursing from UAA in 1992. Over the years, she worked in a variety of settings including Corrections, Addiction treatment, and Home Health and Hospice. Hospital experience includes working on a Medical Surgical/Pediatric unit, Postpartum and Nursery, Mental Health, Telemetry unit, and Post
Anesthesia Care Unit.
In 2018, she went back to UAA to obtain a Master’s in Nursing with a focus as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She sought out clinical experiences while in school that would provide more experience with children and adolescent mental health. Becoming certified in neurofeedback is in process to provide other options to those who want other options to medicating youth with ADHD. She is also getting additional training to help those with learning glitches such as Dyslexia, ADHD or Autism. She works out of the Kenai office.
Danah obtained her Associate of Arts Degree in 2010 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2012, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Danah went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social
Work and graduated from the University of New England in 2018 and shorty thereafter became employed as a Mental Health Clinician with ND Systems in September of 2018. Danah is an experienced child protection advocate and has worked as both a child protection investigator and court appointed Guardian Ad a Litem. She’s skilled in conflict resolution and has advanced education and training in domestic violence, sexual offending and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Danah utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psycho-Education approaches to assist her clients in reaching their desired therapeutic goals. Danah currently offers psychotherapy sessions, both individual and family, as well as Biopsychosocial Risk and Resiliency Assessments.
Vanessa is a Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a board-certified Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PHCNS-BC). Her clinical practice focuses on providing mental health care to individuals across their lifespan, childhood, teens, young adults, and elders. Her public health practice includes substance use disorders and health services research. Dr. Miller received her doctorate in public health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center; her clinical nurse specialist training was done at Texas Woman’s University; and
her psychiatric/mental health training was done at the University of California San Francisco.
Maliko was raised in Eagle River, AK and moved to Fairbanks to continue being a dog musher in Alaska’s dog mushing capital. However, soon after she became interested in community support work and began to focus on substance abuse and recovery support. In 2019 she began pursuing her Masters in Social Work, graduating and becoming licensed in 2020.
Since then she has worked for community mental health and with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in supporting access to mental health services for pre-teens, teens and young adults. Maliko has worked extensively with the LGBTQ+ community and offers services geared towards the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ population.
Anna is from the Kenai Peninsula area. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007 from the University of Alaska Anchorage and worked in a variety of acute care settings in the hospital before becoming a nurse case manager in 2014 with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and Washington. She completed a master’s degree in nursing education in 2020 with Western Governors University and completed her second master’s degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner degree in 2022 with the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Anna enjoys continuously learning and applying strategies to help clients in their mental health treatment journey. She practices creative art modalities, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques, and she works with all ages from children to adulthood in psychotherapy and medication management.
Jacy graduated school here in Fairbanks and after some time away, has returned to fill the role of administrative assistant in the Fairbanks office. With her interests in the medical field, she is currently furthering her education to become a certified Medical Assistant. She is a loving mother of three kids and two dogs and enjoys spending time with her family.
Tara was born and raised in Oregon. She obtained her Certification as a Medical Assistant in 2000. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of health care settings including Pediatrics, General Medicine, Gastroenterology, Pain Management, and Hematology/Oncology at OHSU.
Tara made her move to Alaska in 2013 and then obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing from UAA in 2018. Prior to joining the ND Systems team as an RN/Mental Health Clinician, she worked in Home Health as a Nurse Manager and Home Healthcare and Hospice Nurse.
Brighton Brooks (they/them) moved to Fairbanks in 2000 to attend UAF where they completed their BA in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling. They recently completed all coursework required by the American Dance Therapy Association in pursuit of becoming a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. Brighton specializes in trauma-informed individual and group somatic psychotherapy and expressive arts techniques to help people of any age activate their imagination and celebrate their unique vitality. Their other interests include world dance, supportive engagement in the queer community, scuba diving, and teaching sociology at UAF.