WHO WE ARE

Dr. Barb (QasuGlana) Amarok
Chairperson
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Dr. Barb (QasuGlana) Amarok

Dr. Amarok was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2011. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors and has served in the following positions with SNC: Assistant Secretary, Vice-Chair of the Elders Committee, Vice-Chair of the Bylaws and Personnel Committee, Chair and Secretary/Treasurer of Sitnasuak Financial Services, LLC.  She brings strong experience and advanced education to successfully lead SNC into the future.

Currently, Dr. Amarok serves as the Director of the UAF Northwest Campus based in Nome, board member for the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB), board member for Nome Public Schools, member of the Education Compact Committee for First Alaskans Institute, and member of the Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Research on Resiliency (ANCHRR).

Gloria Karmun
1st Vice Chair
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Gloria Karmun

Gloria Karmun was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1998.  She has served in the following positions with SNC: 1st Vice Chair Board of Directors, Chair of Bonanza Fuel, LLC, Vice Chair of Sitnasuak Properties, LLC, Vice Chair of Sitnasuak Financial Services, LLC, Director of Banner Wind, LLC, Director of Sitnasuak Health Solutions, LLC, Director of SNC Technical Services, LLC, Member of the Bylaws & Personnel Committee, and Chair of the Land Committee.

She currently serves as an Office Assistant II for the Alaska State Troopers, tribal council member of Nome Eskimo Community and Board Member for the Church of the Nazaarene.

LieuDell (Ayaaq) Goldsberry
2nd Vice Chair
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LieuDell (Ayaaq) Goldsberry

LieuDell (Ayaaq) Goldsberry, 41 of Sitka, Alaska is the son of the late Victor Goldsberry and mother Nancy Kunayak. He was the past owner of Chukotka-Alaska, Inc. in Nome, Alaska, a tourist shop that specialized in Native and Russian art that operated for twenty plus years. He also taught and coached at Nome Public Schools for eight years. Currently, he is the Assistant Residential Principal/Activities Director for Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska.

Becka Baker
Treasurer
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Becka Baker

Becka Baker was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2016.  She currently is the Treasurer and has served in the following positions with SNC: Member of the Bylaws & Personnel Committee Member of the Elders Committee,  Member of the Finance Committee, Member of the Communications Committee, Member of the Subsistence Committee, Director and Secretary of Bonanza Fuel, LLC, Director and Secretary, Sitnasuak Properties, LLC, Director and Secretary of Sitnasuak Financial Services, LLC

She is currently a Director of Bering Straits Native Corporation.

Helen C. Bell
Secretary
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Helen C. Bell

Mrs. Bell has served on the Board of Directors from 1987 to present. Mrs. Bell serves as Secretary of the Corporation on the Executive Committee, she is also; Chair of the Elders Committee, Vice-Chair of the By-Laws/Personnel Committee, and a member of the SNC Technical Services Committee.

Kathleen (Katie) LaVonne Bourdon
Director
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Kathleen (Katie) LaVonne Bourdon

Katie was elected to the SNC Board of Directors September, 25, 2021. Katie ran for the SNC board because she wanted to serve the local, Inupiaq community members in a positive way to help sustain and grow our resources for our current community, but also for the many more generations to come. Her father, Franklin Okleasik, Sr., came to Nome (Sitnasuak) from Mary’s Igloo when he was two years old and was a lifelong resident of Nome. Her mother, LaVonne Okleasik, came to Nome as a teacher in 1963 and immersed herself in our community. Both her parents taught her to love and be thankful for the beauty of where we live – the people, the land, the values, the language, and the culture. Her parents have since passed away, and she is here growing older with age and wiser with experiences that are propelling her into seeking ways to perpetuate the beautiful ways that Sitnasuak/Nome can nurture our well beings, families, our community, and our culture.

Marcella A. (Chugie) Folk
Director
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Marcella A. (Chugie) Folk

Chugie was elected to the SNC Board of Directors September 25, 2021. Chugie the daughter of Stanley and Valerie Sobocienski; and the granddaughter of Milton and Mary Adams and Helen (Castel) Stuart. She currently resides in Anchorage, with her husband Jeff Folk. She was born and raised in Nome, where she attended Nome Public Schools. Her childhood consisted of going to fish camp every summer to help put away our traditional foods, something that she still does as much as possible today so that she can share with Family and Elders who reside in Anchorage. After receiving a degree in the accounting field, she started working for Bering Straits Native Corporation as an Account Receivable Clerk and in her 22 years of employment she has worked her way up to an Accounting Manager. She feels that at this time in her life she has the time to give back to our people, and that her financial background will be an asset of serving as a Director for Sitnasuak Native Corporation.

Richard Foster
Director
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Richard Foster

Richard Foster was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2018.  He has served in the following positions with SNC: Chairman of SNC Technical Services, LLC, Director of Sitnasuak Properties, LLC, and Member of the Finance Committee.

He currently serves as an Economic Development Specialist with Klickitat County Economic Development and Gunnery Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps Reserves . He also serves as a Board Member for the South Central Workforce Development Council, and Board Member for the Klickitat County Affordable Housing Board.

Louis H. (Louie) Green, Jr.
Director
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Louis H. (Louie) Green, Jr.

Louie Green, Jr. was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1993.  He has served in the following positions with SNC: 1st Vice Chair Board of Directors, Chair of the Land Committee, Vice Chair of the Bylaws & Personnel Committee, Member of the Elders Committee, Member of the Subsistence Committee, Director of SNC Technical Services, LLC, Director of Sitnasuak Financial Services, LLC.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Federal Seward Peninsula Regional Advisory Council for Subsistence and Director of Bering Straits Native Corporation.

Joseph A. Garnie
Director
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Joseph A. Garnie

Joseph A. Garnie, 65 of Teller, Alaska was elected to the Sitnasuak board of directors on June 1, 2019, and prior was an advisory member for the Corporation’s Land and Subsistence Committees. He also serves on the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation board of directors.

Jaylene Z. Wheeler
Director
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Jaylene Z. Wheeler

Director Wheeler currently serves a term through the 49th Annual Meeting.  She is a Shareholder that was raised in Nome and currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. She also has over 15 years of management-related experience with tribal health organizations, as well as currently owns and leads a small business, Wheeler Consulting.

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