It’s a big job and this team is ready to take it on!
With Tom Barrett at the helm, the 2018 Fundraising Cabinet will help create and implement strategies to raise the financial and volunteer resources needed to increase graduation rates to 90% by 2020, fight homelessness and put impoverished families on a stable path. Passionate about improving lives, our cabinet members will be asking everyone to unleash their inner hero, join the fight and GIVE UNITED.
CABINET CHAIR – TOM BARRETT
Tom Barrett is the President of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of First National Bank Alaska, and the Boards of several Alaska non-profit organizations.
Barrett’s career includes service as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation and as the first Administrator of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Prior to that, he served 35 years in the United States Coast Guard, attaining the rank of Vice Admiral. He commanded Coast Guard operations in Alaska and the North Pacific from 1999 to 2002. Other Alaska tours included Kodiak and Juneau. He attained the position of Vice Commandant, the number two position in the Coast Guard and is a Vietnam veteran.
Barrett holds a B.S. in Biology from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., and a Juris Doctor with honors from the George Washington University.
Mike Dunn, Hilcorp Alaska LLC
Michelle Egan, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Patrick Flynn, Community Volunteer
Patrick Flynn, a lifelong Alaskan, has volunteered for and/or contributed to the United Way of Alaska for roughly 20 years (maybe more, maybe less; his memory is worsening as he ages). Having worked in fields as diverse as transportation & logistics, tourism, environmental consulting and state & local government he obviously can’t hold down a job and therefore identifies with others who encounter life’s challenges.
Rick Fox, Edison Chouest Offshore
Tina Grovier, Stoel Rives
Mike Huston, Northrim Bank
Mike Huston is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Northrim Bank. He moved to Anchorage in 2017 after spending 25 years in the banking industry in Wyoming and Montana. Mike is passionate about the United Way mission, as he believes that a strong and vibrant nonprofit network is essential to building healthy communities. While in Wyoming, he served as both President of the United Way of Natrona County as well as its Campaign Chair in 2010. Mike is currently on the board of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and has previously served in various capacities with numerous community organizations. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Casey Knight, Beautiful Alaska Realty
Jeannette B. Levine, Matson Navigation
I started at Matson, September 12, 2016. I am married and have one son.
I completed my BA in Accounting at the University of Alaska Anchorage and in the process of getting my MBA in Business Management. I worked in banking for 10 years – moved to non-profit as Audit Manager, then Accounting Manager for Hope Community Resources which provided me the experience to take on the Accounting and Business Process Management for Matson. My experience with Hope Community Resources gave me the insight for more compassion to those who are in need and have limited capabilities. I serve on their Board to continue to support their beliefs and values. I joined United Way of Anchorage Fundraising Cabinet as I believe it is a gateway in uniting non-profits, volunteers and other entities to combine resources to help solve major issues in our community.
Jerrod Mustain, Matson Navigation
Brad Spees, GCI
Julie Taylor, Alaska Regional
Julie Taylor joined Alaska Regional Hospital as the CEO in December of 2013.
Julie has master’s degrees in both nursing and business administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Before joining Alaska Regional, Julie was the CEO of West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Prior to that position, she was chief operating officer at Medical Center of Aurora in the Denver area.
Julie’s knowledge of the healthcare industry was developed through a wide range of leadership positions, including director of case management and admissions, interim vice president of human resources, associate chief nursing officer and eventually chief operating officer and chief executive officer.
Julie serves on numerous boards, including First National Bank Alaska, the Anchorage Economic Development Council, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and Anchorage Community Land Trust. She is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Anchorage, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and serves as the 2018 Chair for the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. Julie is also a 2016 inductee into the ATHENA Society for her outstanding leadership and excellence in her profession, community service and dedication to promoting women in business. Julie is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and was recently elected as an ACHE Regent for the State of Alaska.
She and her husband, along with their daughter, are passionate about Alaska and experiencing all that the state offers.