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Kimberly Bower

Chair

Kimberly was born, raised, and graduated from high school in Nulato, Alaska.  She currently works as an RN (Registered Nurse) for the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) for the last 5 years.  Prior to TCC, she was employed by Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in the Med/Surgical Unit.  She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with her nursing degree in 2008.  She is also a board member of the Fairbanks Native Association and a member of the Fairbanks Outboard Association. Kimberly and her husband, Joe, have three boys: Chad, Tyler and Joe II. The family spends their time together enjoying traditional subsistence activities and traveling. Kimberly holds Nulato class stock and lives in Fairbanks. 

 

Melissa McGinty

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President

Melissa works for Doyon Government Group as a Contract and Compliance Analyst for the past five years.  Melissa oversees and provides contract compliance for over 80 active federal contracts nationwide.  Prior to accepting the role, Melissa served as the Shareholder Outreach Manager at Doyon, Limited and also previously worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as an Associate Registrar of Degree Certification and Graduation.  Melissa holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from UAF and a Master's of Business Administration from University of Alaska Southeast.  Melissa is a Mt Edgecumbe High School graduate and was raised in Nulato.  Melissa holds Nulato class stock and lives in Fairbanks.

 

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Shay Huntington McEwen

Treasurer

Shay grew up in Galena and is the granddaughter of the late Sidney and Angela Huntington. Her parents are Glenda "Puddings" Huntington and the late Carl Huntington. She works for BP as the Project Engineer. She graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Alaska Pacific University with a MBA. Shay holds Galena class stock and lives in Soldotna. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Betty Griffin

Vice President

Betty is the daughter of the late Goodwin and Florence Semaken of Kaltag.  She is the mother of three children: Janelle, Jeremy, and Dakota, and a grandmother of three.  Betty has lived all over Alaska and settled in Fairbanks after husband Russ passed.  Although a retired educator, Betty continues to substitute teach.  Betty enjoys helping take care of her grandchildren, loves to learn and experience new things, and is looking forward to being a director. Betty holds Kaltag class stock and lives in Fairbanks.

 

 

 

 

 

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William Dayton

Secretary

William serves on the Resource Committee. He previously served as a Gana-A’Yoo, Limited Board Director from 1979-1981. William holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. William holds Koyukuk class stock and lives in Koyukuk.   

 

 

 Sharon Hildebrand

Director

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Sharon grew up in Nulato and is the granddaughter of the late Ellen and Aloysius Peters from Nulato and the late Florence Grant of Tanana. Sharon is the daughter of Jay and the late Freda (Semaken) Schrock.  Sharon is the village outreach liaison for Doyon, Limited and prior to that worked for TCC as the self-governance coordinator, she also served as paralegal and legal intern for Doyon, Limited, and shareholder records manager for Gana-A’Yoo Limited. Sharon has an extensive history in policy implementation in Alaska’s professional and industrial settings with a wide range of knowledge of Alaska Native peoples.  Sharon holds a Bachelor’s in Alaska Native Studies with a concentration in Alaska Native law, government and politics from UAF.  Sharon also holds a Master’s in public administration from UAS. Sharon is also a board member of Fairbanks Native Association and lives in Fairbanks with her husband Vern and their sons. she was also a board member from June 2016 to May 2017.She holds Galena and Nulato class stock and lives in Fairbanks. 

 

 

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Frederick Huntington Sr.

Director

Frederick currently serves on the Galena City School District Board, Middle Yukon Advisory Board, and the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association Representing District 4 on the Yukon. He previously worked for Tanana Chief Conference and a Wildland Firefighter as a Crew Boss for BLM. He was a Yukon River Comprehensive Plan member for the State of Alaska. Frederick previously was the 1st Chief of Louden Tribal Council, Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility check signer, and Galena Search and Rescue officer. He holds Galena stock and lives in Galena.

 

 

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Thomas Neglaska

Director

Thomas previously worked as the water plant operator for the City of Kaltag. He has been on the Gana-A'Yoo Resource Committee since 2017. He currently sits on the Kaltag Tribal Council, Kaltag Co-Op Board, Yukon Advisory Board, and is a delegate for Alaska Village Electric. Thomas holds Kaltag class stock and lives in Kaltag.

 

 

 

 

 

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Colleen Stickman

Director

Colleen is currently employed as the Alaska Native Cultural Arts and History Teacher in Nenana.  During the summer months she fishes, berry picks, and goes logging in Nulato, at times, she also runs a bed and breakfast. She has taught in rural villages for the past 20 years. Colleen holds a Bachelor's degree in Education endorsed in Secondary


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lds Nulato class stock and lives in Nenana and Nulato.