Alexandra McKay

Vice President of Strategy and Impact

Phone: 907-297-2700


Alexandra McKay joined Rasmuson Foundation in 2017 as the vice president of programs, managing the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and initiatives, and transitioned to vice president of strategy and impact in 2022. Before joining the Foundation, she had a stellar career in law and philanthropy. She has over 32 years of nonprofit, government and private sector experience, including 15 years working in senior roles for major family foundations. Her focus has been on strategic planning, public policy, human services and social justice. She has served on the boards of American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Washington, Town Hall Seattle and Perseverance Theatre, and as a commissioner on the American Bar Association Youth at Risk and the Seattle Ethics and Elections commissions.

Alex was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from East Anchorage High School. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, a Master of Law degree in sustainable international development from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

At the Foundation, she has been a strong advocate of funding for groups that historically have been underrepresented. She currently serves on the boards of Philanthropy Northwest, United Way of Anchorage and Outer Coast, a Sitka-based liberal arts institution of higher learning. She is vice president of the United Way of Anchorage board. In 2020, she was named a YWCA of Alaska “Women of Achievement,” a statewide honor that recognizes those who work for the YWCA mission of empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting opportunity for all.


Loren Abbey

Director of People and Culture

Roy Agloinga

Program Officer, External Affairs

Bill Bailey

Director of External Affairs

Jeff Baird

Chief of Staff

Laura Boone

Office Manager

Michele Brown

Senior Fellow

Emily Cho

External Affairs Associate

Sydney Copley

Executive Assistant to Vice President

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

Communications Manager

Bob Doehl

Senior Fellow

Julee Farley

Chief Financial Officer

Monica Garcia-Itchoak

Program Officer

Christina Gheen

Grants Manager

Carmen Goodwin

Manager of HR and Risk Management

Gretchen Guess

President and CEO

Jess Haley

Manager of the President's Office

Tanya King

Senior Program Officer

Enzina Marrari

Program Officer

Erin Milan

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Samona Norombaba

Program Associate

Chris Perez

Vice President of Programs

Tasha Pineda

Program Officer

Lailani Stone

Finance Assistant

Monica Terrones Vargas

Events Manager

Deborah Vo

Program Officer

Maura Wharton

Executive Assistant, Programs & Strategy