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Leadership

AWAIC’s day-to-day business is run by our Executive Director, Suzi Pearson, who works directly with the Board of Directors, staff and local agencies working under the guiding principles of AWAIC’s mission - oversees the organization’s operations and programs, ensuring compliancy with federal, state and municipal grants and funding requirements and develops/implements the annual budget for the agency operations.

Becky More, Development Director - oversees all unrestricted contributions/donations, corporate and individual charitable giving, and planned fund raising events supporting the organization and seeking new funding to support the agency.

Lisa Noland, Grants & Program Director - responsible for direction of all AWAIC shelter and program operations to include grant development and grant reporting as well as development and assessment of agency resources.

May Main, Human Resources and Operations Director - responsible for the operations of the Human Resources department and provides consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, employee safety, welfare, wellness and health and ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

Susan Peterson, Finance Director - oversees all financial aspects of the agency including payroll, revenues and expenses, and annual audit processes.

Meet Our Board of Directors (2017)

Andria Agli
Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Allen M. Bailey
Law Offices of Allen. M Bailey

Emily Davenport, President
Ahtna

Mike Fink, President Elect
Grant Thornton

Jessica Gilbert
Wells Fargo

Monica James
Calista Corporation

Lt. John McKinnon, Secretary 
Anchorage Police Department

Rick Miller, Treasurer 
Retired (ML&P)

Kathleen O'Connell
PRL Logistics

Jean Sauget
Retired (Chugach Electric)


The AWAIC Board of Directors holds meetings at the AWAIC administrative offices. Future meeting dates are:

March 6, 2017 at 4pm

April 3, 2017 at 4pm

May 1, 2017 at 4pm