Josh Hemsath

Program Fellow

Phone: (907) 334-0518

Email: jhemsath@rasmuson.org

Josh Hemsath joined the Foundation in June 2019 for a two-year fellowship position as part of the program team, our grantmaking arm. He brings 10 years of experience with nonprofits in Alaska and around the Pacific Northwest. He grew up in the Anchorage area and holds a Bachelor of Science in community health from Montana State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington. For the last six years, Josh represented Pride Foundation in Alaska as its regional philanthropy officer, the sole staff member in the state. In that job, he mobilized community resources to support students and develop organizations. Some of his work addressed ways to help those who are experiencing homelessness. Before his tenure with Pride Foundation, he worked as a health educator and a graphic designer.

Josh serves or has served many local and statewide organizations as a board member including The Foraker Group, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, the Anchorage Concert Foundation, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. He volunteers with Story Works Alaska as an essay coach and is a graduate of Leadership Anchorage. Josh enjoys traveling, running and spending time with family and friends.

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Roy Agloinga

Program Officer

Jeff Baird

Chief of Staff

Vaughnetta Barton

Program Officer - External Affairs

Deborah Bitney

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

Communications Manager

Tanya Dumas

Program Officer

Laura Erickson

Office Manager

Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Jess Haley

Executive Assistant to the President / Board Liaison

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