Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supports UAFAA's mission
  • Implement UAFAA's programs and services and monitor their effectiveness
  • Provide strategic guidance to UAFAA
  • Ensure UAFAA's financial health
  • Support UAFAA's executive director
  • Improve UAFAA's board effectiveness

Interested in running for a seat on the board? Here's what's involved.

 

2017 - 2018 UAF Alumni Association Board of Directors


Board officers

Peter Van Flein, '87

Board President
Seat 5, FNSB
2015 - 2018
pvanflein@gmail.com

1987 - BBA, Business Administration
Independent financial advisor

Gail Dabaluz, '10

Board Vice President
Seat 7, Southeast
2017 - 2018
gaildabaluz@yahoo.com

2010 - MA, Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development
Program coordinator, Southeast Alaska Independent Living

Barbara Fujimoto, `13

Board Secretary
Seat 8, At-Large
2016 - 2019
barbara.fujimoto@
goldbelt.com

2013 - MA Rural Development
Director of Small Business Government Contracting Compliance, Goldbelt Inc., Juneau

Amanda Wall, `01 `05

Board Treasurer
Seat 6, At Large
2016 - 2019
aiwall@alaska.edu

2001 - BA Journalism
2005 - MA Professional Communications
Director, Office of the Bursar, UAF


Find out more about the alumni staff.

Board members

Shannon Johnson-Nanalook, `11

Seat 1, Rural
2017-2020
sejohnson24@yahoo.com

2011 - BA Social Work
Program Coordinator, Nilavena Subregional Clinic, Iliamna

Mary Beth Loewen, '02, '07

Seat 2, Southcentral,
2017 - 2020
marybethloewen@gmail.com

2002 - BS, Natural Sciences
2007 - MA, Fisheries
Fisheries biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Forrest Kuiper, '99, '00, '12

Seat 3, Fairbanks
2017 - 2020
forrest.kuiper@alaska.edu

1999 - AAS, Municipal Fire Control
2000 - AAS, Hazardous Material Control
2012 - BEM, Emergency Management
Fire Captain, UAF Fire Department

Shannon McCarthy, '88

Seat 4, Southcentral
2015 - 2018
shannonmccarthy49@
gmail.com

1988 - BA, Political Science
Public Information Officer, State of Alaska Central Region of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Vacant

Seat 9, Fairbanks
2016 - 2019

Libby Eddy, `92

Seat 10, Outside (Lower 48)
2016 - 2019
ofeddy@alaska.edu

1992 - Associate of Arts
Retired/Former Registrar and Director of Admissions, UAF

Rachel Lauesen

Seat 11, Municipality of Anchorage 
2017 - 2019
rlauesen@fortiermikko.com

2004 - BA, History
Senior associate attorney, Fortier & Mikko P.C., Anchorage

Ex-Officio Board Members

Jason Gootee, '05

Southcentral Chapter President
jason.gootee@
modahealth.com

2005 - BA, English
Regional Manager, Alaska, Sales & Account Services office, modahealth

Brenda Riley, `02

Fairbanks Chapter President
brendariley81@gmail.com

2002 - BA Anthropology
Director, Fairbanks Children's Museum

Kate Ripley, '11

Executive Director, UAFAA
jason.gootee@
modahealth.com

2011 - Master of Arts, Northern Studies

Scott Roselius

Hockey Chapter President
jason.gootee@
modahealth.com

1981 - BA, Physical Education

Doug Schrage, '85

Student Firefighter Chapter President
drschrage@alaska.edu

1985 - Fire Science


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