Diane Kaplan

President and CEO

Phone: (907) 297-2700

Email: president@rasmuson.org

Diane Kaplan became president and chief executive officer of Rasmuson Foundation, based in Anchorage, Alaska in 2001. She served as the first employee and administrator of the Foundation for six years prior to assuming the presidency.

Before joining the Foundation, Kaplan provided consulting services for philanthropic organizations, Native corporations and tribes, and broadcast nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, she served as chief executive officer of Alaska’s 28-station public radio network.

Kaplan earned a degree in communications and women’s studies from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude.

Kaplan is a member of the boards of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics, The Alaska Community Foundation, United States Artists and The Foraker Group. She serves on the President’s Council of the ArtPlace national funding collaborative. She is also a member of the Philanthropy Northwest Honorary Council and the Anchorage Rotary Club.

Kaplan’s community contributions have been recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Athena Society, Alaska Public Radio Network, Alaska Broadcasters Association, and YWCA. In 2013, Kaplan received the First Alaskans Institute Ted Stevens Award. She was named the Council on Foundations Distinguished Grantmaker of the Year in 2007 and in 2006 received the Alaska Federation of Natives’ prestigious Denali Award which recognizes a non-Native individual who has contributed to the growth and development of the Alaska Native community’s culture, economy and health. She was recognized with the Association of Black Elected Officials Shining Star Award in 2010.

Staff

Roy Agloinga

Program Officer

Jeff Baird

Program Officer

Deborah Bitney

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Laura Erickson

Office Manager

Alice Qannik Glenn

Program Fellow

Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Marian Hunter

Grants Manager

Janine Iknokinok

Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

Emily Kwon

External Affairs Assistant

Alexandra McKay

Vice President of Programs

Jenny Miller

Program Fellow

Kris Palmatier

Finance Manager

Chris Perez

Senior Program Officer

Jennifer Shine

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Jayson Smart

Senior Program Officer

Sharity Sommer

Program Officer

Kelly Wagner

Grants Management Associate

Sonya Wellman

Events Manager