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Ida Hildebrand

Chair

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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 serves as the Board Chair with Gana-A’Yoo, Limited; serves as Chair of the Executive Committee; and is on the Kaiyuh Construction, LLC Board of Directors. 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.

 

 

Leann Sommer

President

 

P2-a711c.jpgLeann is the daughter of Chris and Albertha Sommer of Galena. Her grandparents are Laura and the late Edward Pitka of Galena, and the late Henry and Maudrey Sommer of Tanana. She has three older sisters: Larissa, Crystal and Joyelyn Sommer. After graduating high school from the Sidney C. Huntington School in Galena, she went on to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality Management from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Since then she has been working in Anchorage. She currently is a member of the National Association for Professional Women. Before being elected to the Gana-A'Yoo's board, she served on the Shareholder Relations Committee for two years. She is now employed by the Lakefront Anchorage - formerly known as the Millennium Alaskan Hotel, as the Corporate Sales Manager. Prior to the Lakefront Anchorage, she was employed with Doyon, Ltd, as a Project Coordinator. 

 

 

 

Ragine Pilot

Vice President

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Ragine serves on the Human Resources Committee of Gana-A'Yoo, Limited. Currently, she works part-time for the Galena City School District at the GILA Dorm. She previously worked 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.

 








Kimberly Bower

Secretary

 

P1-44ea8.jpgKimberly serves on the Human Resources Committee of Gana-A'Yoo, Limited and the Foundation Committee. 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.


 

 

 

Michael Stickman

Treasurer

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Michael is currently the Treasurer of the Gana-A’Yoo, Limited Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Executive Committee; Treasurer of Khotol Services Corporation; First Chief of Nulato Tribal Council; a Member of Western Interior Regional Advisory Council and the Middle Yukon/Koyukuk Advisory Committee.  He also serves as the International Chair on the Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC), an international treaty organization established to defend the rights and further the interests internationally of American and Canadian Athabaskan member First Nation governments in the eight-nation Arctic Council. His work experience includes providing furnace, water heater and maintenance work to community members and working as a Water Plant Operator for the City of Nulato. He attended Tanana Valley Community College and University of Alaska-Fairbanks, graduating with an AAS Degree in Petroleum Technology and received training in heating and ventilation in Portland, Oregon. Michael holds Nulato class stock. 

 

 


William Dayton

Director 

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William serves on the Resource Committee and the Investment Committee, 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.   

 

Charlene Ostbloom

Director

 

Charlene_Ostbloom.jpgCharlene works for Doyon, Limited as the Vice President of Communications. She is responsible for the company’s internal and external communication strategies. Prior to accepting the role, Ostbloom served as the Human Resource Service Center Manager at Doyon and worked at Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for over 10 years in various capacities. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Charlene serves on the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation board and the Alaska Public Media board, and is a past board member of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. She resides in Fairbanks with her husband Roger and their two boys, Andrew and Nicholas. Charlene holds Nulato class stock.

 

 

 

Melissa McGinty

Director

 

Melissa works for Doyon Government Group as the Contracts and Compliance Analyst for the past 5 years. She oversees and provides contract compliance for over 80 active Federal contracts nationwide Melissa holds a Bachelors from UAF and a Masters from UAS degrees in Business Administration. She graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School and was raised in Nulato. Melissa holds Nulato class stock.

 

 

 

 

Betty Griffin

Director

 

Betty is a retired educator. She holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Education from UAF and graduated from Dillingham High School. Betty holds Kaltag class stock.