Board

The Thrivalaska Board of Directors is comprised of 14 volunteer members who are responsible for fiscal oversight, fundraising, sustainability of the corporation, setting company policy, and determining long and short term strategic goals. Board membership is an exciting opportunity and has many rewards.  Decisions made by the Board benefit children and families currently enrolled and often these decisions impact future families and the community!  If you have expertise in public relations, financial management, fundraising, personnel administration, legal, education or health and human services and would like to know more about our organization, please contact Alicia Berka at 907 479-0900 x261.

AnneMarie Mattacchione

UAF Asst. ECHD Professor
Member Since 2015
Board President
Previous play ‘n learn employee / Head Start Director

Steve Bouta

Retired UAF Museum
Member Since 2006
Vice President, Thread Rep, Finance Committee Member, and Board Liaison to PC
Previous Parent at the Pearl Creek School Age Program

Art Delaune

Retired Access Alaska
Member Since 2000
Board Treasurer, Finance committee member, and Employee Reprehensive
Previous Parent of Childcare Programs

Lisa Olsen

FNSB Finance Dept.
Member Since 2018
Board Secretary

Lakesha Gordon-Fretwell

Self- Employed
Member Since 2016
Community Board and Finance Committee Member
Previous Head Start Parent

Jim Sweeney

Retired SOA Engineer
Member Since 1994
Community Board and Finance Committee Member
Previous Parent of Childcare Programs

Jeannie Cool

UAF Student
Member Since 2019
Community Member
Previous Head Start Parent

Erica Eilenberg

Project Director SF County Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention
Member Since 2020
Community Board Member
Previous Health and Safety Coordinator

Jazzanne Gordon Fretwell

Exec Dir. North Star Youth Court
Member since 2016
Community Board Member
Director of Affiliated non-profit

Tamara Toy

UAF Student
Member Since 2019
Community Board Member
Previous Head Start Parent

Elizabeth Martin

FNSB Sub
Member Since 2020
Community Military Liaison
Previous Head Start Parent

Matt Tallerico

Attorney
Member Since 2020
Pearl Creek Parent Rep

Open Positions

PC Liaison to Board
Head Start Parent Representative