Board of Directors

Janelle Chapin

President

Janelle holds an associates in addictions counseling and bachelors of fine arts in social work.  She has worked for many agencies in Fairbanks as an advocate for victims of domestic violence as well those with traumatic brain injuries.  … Read More

LaVada “Sam” Bush

Vice-President

LaVada “Sam” Bush was born in Livermore, California. She has lived and worked in Alaska since 1980 and loves this state and the wonders in it. Sam is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loves all of those roles. She … Read More

Janet Daley

Treasurer

Janet is a Certified Management Accountant with many years’ experience in the non-profit sector both professionally and as a volunteer.  This includes a number of years working in Africa on development and relief projects with … Read More

Glori Williams

Secretary

Glori has worked in the social services field for 5 years and in the medical field for 3 years. She is passionate about advocating for those who experience disabilities, and is guardian for her brother who has special needs. Glori is … Read More

Carrie Nash

Member-At-Large

Carrie was born and raised in Fairbanks, and she and her husband Art are raising three children who experience various needs. She has worked in all five of the large school districts in our state, in addition to her time with University of … Read More

Isaac Bush

BOD Member

When Isaac was born he was diagnosed with multiple disabilities. The doctors told his parents to love him but accept he would not live long. He has continually surprised medical professionals as he leads a productive life as an active … Read More

Lorraine Trask

BOD Member

Lorraine was born in Oneonta New York, and has lived in Alaska since 1997. Lorraine is a wife and mother of two daughters. She is a vocal advocate for the independence of individuals experiencing disabilities, and is passionate about … Read More

Rodney Perdue

BOD Member

Rodney Perdue was born in East Chicago, Indiana and moved to Alaska while serving in the military. Rodney retired from the US Army after over 12 years of service. Rodney has three sons: Ryan-17, Rodney Jr.-20, and Roderick-32. He has been … Read More