Jeff Baird

Chief of Staff

Phone: (907) 334-0511


Jeff Baird moved to Alaska in August 2008 after accepting a one-year judicial clerkship with the Alaska Court System in Bethel. He clerked for a second year in Anchorage and joined Rasmuson Foundation in 2011.  He served as a program associate, then program officer, and in 2018 was named the Foundation’s first chief of staff.

Previously, Jeff spent six years working as a reporter for newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. He earned his law degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. Jeff serves on the board of Catholic Social Services for Alaska and earlier served on the board of thread, the child care agency. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and exploring Alaska with his family.


Roy Agloinga

Program Officer

Deborah Bitney

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

Communications Manager

Laura Erickson

Office Manager

Alice Qannik Glenn

Program Fellow

Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Stephanie Hubers

Executive Assistant to the Vice Presidents

Marian Hunter

Grants Manager

Diane Kaplan

President and CEO

Emily Kwon

External Affairs Assistant

Dick Mandsager

Senior Fellow

Alexandra McKay

Vice President of Programs

Jenny Miller

Program Fellow

Samona Norombaba

Administrative Assistant

Kris Palmatier

Finance Manager

Chris Perez

Senior Program Officer

Todd Shenk

Senior Program Officer

Sharity Sommer

Program Officer

Kelly Wagner

Grants Management Associate

Sonya Wellman

Events Manager