Kathleen Totemoff


Kathleen Totemoff is the Founder/President of iEXIST, LLC, a company dedicated to saving lives and strengthening communities through innovative approaches and strategic partnerships in changing the trajectory of the substance misuse epidemic.

She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alaska College of Business and Public Policy for more than a decade and spent more than four years as a Medication-Assisted Treatment Project Director/Grant Manager for a rural Alaska Clinic.  Additionally, Kathleen is a Certified Health Coach whose work background includes behavioral intervention, residential treatment, rural economic development, and grant writing.  She serves on a variety of boards and coalitions, including the Governor of Alaska’s Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (including their Psychiatric Care and Legislative Advocacy Subcommittees), the Kenai Peninsula Homelessness Coalition, Nine Star Education and Employment Services Board of Directors (Workforce Development Committee Co-Chair and Executive Committee member), and is a former President of the Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition. 

She earned her Psychology degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and has also completed extensive undergraduate coursework in the fields of sociology, human and social services, and criminal justice. 

She lives with her family on a small homestead with her dog, goats, chickens, geese, rabbits, honeybees, and the occasional moose that wanders into the yard.  As a parent of two special needs children, she has spent the past decade studying biomedical interventions for Autism and related conditions and recognizes the importance of nutrition and a healthy environment in supporting overall wellness.

Although Kathleen’s numerous commitments require her to spend many hours each workweek engaged with computers, remote learning, and leading-edge health care delivery technologies, she still finds time to enjoy day trips to the lake, walks on the beach with her family, and caring for her animals.