Monica Garcia-Itchoak

Program Officer

Phone: 907-334-0520


Monica Garcia-Itchoak joined the Foundation in April 2021, bringing more than 26 years of nonprofit and education experience, much of it with museums and other art organizations.

She came from The Foraker Group, where she worked with nonprofits on sustainability. Garcia-Itchoak moved to Alaska in 2010 from New York to direct education and public programs at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Among other museum posts, she managed museum learning experiences at The American Museum of Natural History.

Garcia-Itchoak is an alumna of Leadership Anchorage through the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence series at The Foraker Group.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio arts and Master of Education from the University of Illinois. She currently serves on the boards of the Pratt Museum, Museums Alaska and thread Alaska, a statewide childcare resource agency.

She lives in Anchorage with her husband, Karlin, their daughter,  Cedar Rose, and Chignik, their rambunctious husky. She loves traveling to cities for the architecture, museums, culture, film and antique shops. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, biking and camping.


Roy Agloinga

Program Officer of External Affairs

Jeff Baird

Chief of Staff

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

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