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

 

 Elected directors

Heather Cavanaugh

Heather Cavanaugh

Elected Director

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

Stephanie Erickson

Stephanie Erickson

Elected Director

Anchorage, AK
Greater Prudhoe Area Manager
ConocoPhillips Alaska

Ella Goss

Ella Goss

Elected Director

Anchorage, AK
Chief Executive Officer
Providence Alaska Medical Center

Jason Gootee

Jason Gootee

Elected Director

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

Todd Greimann

Todd Greimann

Elected Director

Juneau, AK
Managing Partner 
Mauna Loa Land & Cattle, LLC



Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman

Jyotsna "Jo" Heckman

Elected Director

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

Roald Helgesen

Roald Helgesen

Elected Director

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

Brian Holst

Brian Holst

Elected Director

Juneau, AK
Executive Director
Juneau Economic Development Council


Cary Keller

Cary Keller

Elected Director

Fairbanks, AK 
Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief of Sports Medicine, and Assistant Medical Director
Foundation Health Partners - Sportsmedicine Fairbanks

Stephanie Madsen

Stephanie Madsen

Elected Director

Juneau, AK
Executive Director
At-Sea Processors Association

Meg Nordale

Meg Nordale

Elected Director

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

Rhonda Oliver

Rhonda Oliver

Elected Director

Anchorage, AK
Corporate Controller
Cook Inlet Region, Inc.

Jennifer Schrage

Jennifer Schrage

Elected Director

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

Alex Slivka

Alex Slivka

Elected Director

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

Tim Thompson

Tim Thompson

Elected Director

Anchorage, AK
External Affairs Manager
Alaska Airlines

Aleesha Towns-Bain

Aleesha Towns-Bain

Elected Director

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

Regent directors

Darrell Hargraves

Darrell Hargraves

Regent Director

Wasilla, AK
Board of Regents
University of Alaska

Mary K. Hughes

Mary K. Hughes

Regent Director

Anchorage, AK
Board of Regents
University of Alaska

Ex-officio directors

Pat Pitney

Pat Pitney

Ex-officio Director

Fairbanks, AK
Interim President
University of Alaska

Karen Carey

Karen Carey

Ex-officio Director

Juneau, AK
Chancellor
University of Alaska Southeast

Bruce Schultz

Bruce Schultz

Ex-officio Director

Anchorage, AK
Interim Chancellor
University of Alaska Anchorage

Daniel White

Daniel White

Ex-officio Director

Fairbanks, AK
Chancellor
University of Alaska Fairbanks

 Emeritus directors

Thomas B. Jensen Jr.

Thomas B. Jensen Jr.

Emeritus Director

Eagle River, AK
President
Tom Jensen & Associates

Arliss Sturgulewski

Arliss Sturgulewski

Emeritus Director

Anchorage, AK