Alaska Humanities Forum board members are active change-makers and community leaders, listeners and storytellers, fundraisers and friend-raisers from across the state.

The board meets quarterly (with additional committee work conducted via conference call or in person), and members serve a three-year term with the possibility of reelection to a second term.


All Alaskans are welcome to nominate a board member; self-nominations are accepted. You may apply/nominate in two ways:

  1. Board Appointed Nominees: The Board of Directors appoints the majority of new board members.  Please apply/nominate by clicking on the link the left by Aug. 1.  All nominees will be reviewed by the Board and selected by the September board meeting.

  2. Governor Appointed Nominees: The Board includes members appointed by the Governor of the State of Alaska.  Please apply online through

2020-21 Board of Directors
Anchorage | VP and General Counsel, Enstar
Anchorage | Government Relations Manager,
Calista Corporation
Anchorage | Managing Principal, Agnew::Beck
Anchorage | Assistant Controller, NANA Development Corporation
Douglas | Attorney
Fairbanks | Screenwriter / Playwright
Anchorage | Government Affairs Advisor & External Affairs, Iḷisaġvik College
Fairbanks | Director Emerita, Museum of the North
Juneau | Writer / Publisher
Anchorage | Projects Manager, Alaska Miners Association
Anchorage | Retired, UAA Ctr for Community Engagement & Learning
Anchorage | Professor (UAA), author, screenwriter, producer
Anchorage | Adjunct English professor, UAF Northwest campus
Hope | Business Owner
Anchorage | Writer and Creative Writing Teacher
Anchorage | Executive Director, Arctic Slope Community Foundation
Anchorage | Former Lt. Governor;
Investor, Treadwell Development
Kotzebue | VP Lands, NANA Regional Corporation
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Past Board Members