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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for United Way of Southeast Alaska meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:15 PM in the United Human Services Conference Room at United Way of Southeast Alaska.  If you are interested in serving on the United Way Board of Directors, please contact Wayne Stevens at (907) 463-5530.

Executive Committee

Mark Mesdag (Chair)
CPA; Partner
Elgee, Rehfeld & Mertz, LLC
Warren Russell
(Chair Elect)

Bill Peters (Treasurer)
VP Corporate Development
True North Federal Credit Union
Ann Gifford (Secretary)
Retired; Community Advocate

 Board of Directors

Rustan Burton (Past Chair)
Juneau Empire
Kendri M. M. Cesar
Associate Attorney
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Munson, LLP
Rosemary Hagevig
Retired; Community Advocate

Robbie Stell
Retired; Community Advocate
Vacant Praveen Mekala



Joy Lyon
Executive Director
Millie Ryan
Executive Director



Fred Parady
Deputy Commissioner
State of Alaska, Dpt of Commerce