Board of Directors

The UA Foundation is legally separate and distinct from the University of Alaska and is governed by its own Board of Directors. This all-volunteer board is composed of prominent Alaskans, the president of the University of Alaska, chancellors from each university (UAA/UAF/UAS), and two members of UA Board of Regents. The directors contribute their time, wisdom, and resources in support of the UA Foundation and the universities as well as provide external oversight of the UA Foundation's operations.

Board Officers

Cynthia Cartledge

Cynthia Cartledge

Chair (2020-2021)

Anchorage, AK
Of Counsel 
Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.

Laura Bruce

Laura Bruce

Vice Chair (2020-2021)

Anchorage, AK
Director
APCM Wealth Management for Individuals

Linda Hulbert

Linda Hulbert

Secretary (2020-2021)

Fairbanks, AK
Agent
New York Life Insurance Company

Julee Farley

Julee Farley

Treasurer (2020-2021)

Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Anchorage, AK
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Rasmuson Foundation

 

 Directors

Heather Cavanaugh

Heather Cavanaugh

Board Member

Anchorage, AK
Co-chair, Development Committee
Director, External Affairs and Corporate Communications
Alaska Communications

Stephanie Erickson

Stephanie Erickson

Board Member

Anchorage, AK
Greater Prudhoe Area Manager
ConocoPhillips Alaska

Ella Goss

Ella Goss

Board Member

Anchorage, AK
Chief Executive
Providence Alaska Medical Center

Jason Gootee

Jason Gootee

Board Member

Lake Oswego, OR
Vice President, Strategic Market Development
Moda Partners, Inc.

Todd Greimann

Todd Greimann

Board Member

Juneau, AK
Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager
Northrim Bank

Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman

Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman

Board Member

Fairbanks, AK
President and Managing Partner
DAS & Associates, LLC

Roald Helgesen

Roald Helgesen

Board Member

Juneau and Wasilla, AK
Chief Operating Office
Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Brian Holst

Brian Holst

Board Member

Juneau, AK
Executive Director
Juneau Economic Development Council


Cary Keller

Cary Keller

Board Member

Fairbanks, AK 
Sportsmedicine and Orthopedic Surgeon
Foundation Health Partners - Sportsmedicine Fairbanks

Stephanie Madsen

Stephanie Madsen

Board Member

Juneau, AK
Executive Director
At-Sea Processors Association

Meg Nordale

Meg Nordale

Board Member

Co-chair, Development Committee
Fairbanks, AK
President
GHEMM Company, Inc.

Rhonda Oliver

Rhonda Oliver

Board Member

Anchorage, AK
Corporate Controller
Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

Jennifer Schrage

Jennifer Schrage

Board Member

Co-chair, Committee on Membership
Anchorage, AK
President
Signature Land Services

Alex Slivka

Alex Slivka

Board Member

Chair, Investment Committee
Anchorage, AK
Chief Fiscal Officer
Municipality of Anchorage

Tim Thompson

Tim Thompson

Director

Anchorage, AK
External Affairs Manager
Alaska Airlines

Aleesha Towns-Bain

Aleesha Towns-Bain

Board Member

Co-chair, Committee on Membership
Anchorage, AK 
Executive Director
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

Ex-officio members

Pat Pitney

Pat Pitney

Ex-officio Member

Fairbanks, AK
Interim President
University of Alaska

Karen Carey

Karen Carey

Ex-officio Member

Juneau, AK
Chancellor
University of Alaska Southeast

Darroll R. Hargraves

Darroll R. Hargraves

Ex-officio Member

Wasilla, AK
Board of Regents
University of Alaska

Mary K. Hughes

Mary K. Hughes

Ex-officio Member

Anchorage, AK
Board of Regents
University of Alaska

Bruce Shultz

Bruce Shultz

Ex-officio Member

Anchorage, AK
Interim Chancellor
University of Alaska Anchorage

Daniel White

Daniel White

Ex-officio Member

Fairbanks, AK
Chancellor
University of Alaska Fairbanks

 Emeritus

Thomas B. Jensen Jr.

Thomas B. Jensen Jr.

Emeritus Member

Eagle River, AK
President
Tom Jensen & Associates

Arliss Sturgulewski

Arliss Sturgulewski

Emeritus Member

Anchorage, AK