Board of Directors

Janelle Chapin


Janelle holds an associates in addictions counseling and bachelors of 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


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


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

Carrie Nash


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

Chip Hinde

Member at Large

Chip Hinde was born in Pullman, Washington and has lived mostly in Alaska since 1982, and is a husband, and proud father of two daughters.  Chip has worked in the disability field for over 15 years, having had oversight and administration … 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

Debbie Mekiana

BOD Member

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