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, which focuses on advancing the quality of early education and child development. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and exploring Alaska with his family.


Roy Agloinga

Program Officer of External Affairs

Michele Brown

Senior Fellow

Sydney Copley

Executive Assistant to Vice President

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

Communications Manager

Bob Doehl

Senior Fellow

Tanya King Dumas

Senior Program Officer

Julee Farley

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Monica Garcia-Itchoak

Program Officer

Christina Gheen

Grant Management Associate

Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Jess Haley

Manager of the President's Office

Rodney Hamilton

IT Operations Manager

Marian Hunter

Grants Manager

Diane Kaplan

President and CEO

Emily Kwon

External Affairs Associate

Ted Mala

Program Fellow

Enzina Marrari

Program Officer

Alexandra McKay

Vice President of Programs

Erin Milan

Administrative Assistant

Samona Norombaba

Special Assistant to Vice President of Programs

Kris Palmatier

Director of Finance

Chris Perez

Director of Programs

Allison Ruoff

Finance Assistant

Lailani Stone

Finance Assistant

Deborah Vo

Program Officer

Sonya Wellman

Director of Events