Kimberly Bower


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.


Melissa McGinty


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.




Shay Huntington McEwen


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. 









Betty Griffin

Vice President & Secretary

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.







William Dayton


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.   




Ida Hildebrand


Ida is the former Director of Natural Resource Programs for Chugach Regional Resources Commission. She is the owner of Hildebrand Consulting & Publishing and the President of A. Carey Hildebrand Foundation Inc. Ida previously served as the Board Chair with Gana-A’Yoo, Limited. She is also a Coalition member with the Alaska Marine Science Career Coalition and member of the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network. Ida graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in International Government and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She holds Nulato class stock; and is Athabascan and a tribal member of the Nulato Tribe.



Sharon Hildebrand


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 holds Galena and Nulato class stock and she was also a board member from June 2016 to May 2017.


Thomas Neglaska


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 stock.




Ragine Pilot


Ragine previously worked at the Galena City School District at the GILA Dorm, as the Tribal Operations Director and the Tribal Administrator for Louden Tribal Council. She is a former State of Alaska DFYS Social Worker and a former Chief for Louden Village Council. Ragine holds Galena and Koyukuk stock.