The Doyon Foundation board of directors recently held its officer election, and is pleased to announce the new officers.

Lanien Livingston will continue to serve as board president, while Helena Jacobs steps into the position of vice president, and Jennifer Fate assumes the role of board secretary/treasurer.

LaVerne Huntington

LaVerne Huntington

Other members of the all-volunteer board are LaVerne Demientieff, LaVerne Huntington and Sonta Roach. Huntington joined the board most recently, after being elected during the Foundation’s annual membership meeting last fall.

Huntington, of Koyukuk and Fairbanks, is a previous Foundation scholarship who holds several degrees and certificates, including an associate of arts and sciences degree in applied accounting and human resource, and an applied business certificate in human resource from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is currently the planning and development manager for Tanana Chiefs Conference.

When asked about why she is serving, Huntington quoted the Dalai Lama, “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

Read more about the board members on the Foundation website.