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:
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.
Governor Appointed Nominees: The Board includes members appointed by the Governor of the State of Alaska. Please apply online through alaska.gov.
2019-20 Board of Directors
Moira K. Smith, ChairAnchorage | VP and General Counsel, Enstar
Kristi Williams, Vice ChairAnchorage | Government Relations Manager,
Aldona Jonaitis, TreasurerFairbanks | Director Emerita, Museum of the North
Thea Agnew Bemben, Member-at-LargeAnchorage | Managing Principal, Agnew::Beck
April AlbezaAnchorage | Assistant Controller, NANA Development Corporation
Bruce BotelhoDouglas | Attorney
Anne HanleyFairbanks | Screenwriter / Playwright
Cordelia Qiġñaaq KellieAnchorage | Government Affairs Advisor & External Affairs, Iḷisaġvik College
Peter MetcalfeJuneau | Writer / Publisher
Laci MichaudAnchorage | Projects Manager, Alaska Miners Association
Judy Owens-ManleyAnchorage | Retired, UAA Ctr for Community Engagement & Learning
Don ReardenAnchorage | Professor (UAA), author, screenwriter, producer
Sheri SkeltonAnchorage | Adjunct English professor, UAF Northwest campus
Jeannine Stafford-JabaayHope | Business Owner
Kathleen TarrAnchorage | Writer and Creative Writing Teacher
Sharon Aaġlu ThompsonAnchorage | Executive Director, Arctic Slope Community Foundation
Mead TreadwellAnchorage | Former Lt. Governor;
Investor, Treadwell Development