Deborah Bitney

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Phone: (907) 334-0506


Deborah Bitney is a lifelong, fourth-generation Alaskan, raised in the Anchorage area and a 1982 graduate of Chugiak High School.

After a year of post-secondary classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks, she began a career that has stretched more than 35 years. Her professional experience as an administrator encompasses business sectors including banking, real estate lending, state government, private sector, nonprofits and political campaigns. As director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division, she managed the launch of the Pick.Click.Give. program and made many changes that created efficiencies and improved the public’s experience. As the housing and finance director for Wasilla Area Seniors Inc., she helped build the first senior housing project in Wasilla.

She successfully managed the financial activities of two statewide campaigns as treasurer for Sarah Palin for Governor and Palin/Parnell. As owner of her own business for more than 10 years, she offered administrative services. Most recently as the administrative services director for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., she worked to establish AGDC as an independent corporation of the State of Alaska.

Deborah serves as a member of the board of MyHouse in Wasilla, which offers housing and a helping hand to homeless and at-risk teens. She is also secretary of the board of the Alaska Children’s Trust and a board member of the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness. Deborah spends much of her free time outdoors, enjoys gardening and fishing, and studies energy healing.



Roy Agloinga

Program Officer

Jeff Baird

Chief of Staff

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

Communications Manager

Tanya Dumas

Program Officer

Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Jess Haley

Executive Assistant to the President / Board Liaison

Josh Hemsath

Program Fellow

Stephanie Hubers

Executive Assistant to the Vice Presidents

Marian Hunter

Grants Manager

Diane Kaplan

President and CEO

Emily Kwon

External Affairs Associate

Allison Macanga

Administrative Assistant

Dick Mandsager

Senior Fellow

Enzina Marrari

Program Officer

Alexandra McKay

Vice President of Programs

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Tristan Agnauraq Morgan

Program Fellow

Samona Norombaba

Finance and Grants Assistant

Kris Palmatier

Director of Finance

Chris Perez

Senior Program Officer

Shawn Rivera

Director of IT

Todd Shenk

Senior Program Officer

Sharity Sommer

Program Officer

Sonya Wellman

Events Manager