Calista encourages Shareholders to provide feedback and direction to the company by speaking with their representative Board members, or by serving on the Board directly. (Note: Annual Meeting information is found here.)
For questions about our Board of Directors, or to send a message to a specific Board Member, please get in touch with us. Select the Board of Directors category when you complete the contact form.
* Updated Feb. 27, 2018: Shareholder Relations Committee tour date changes. Click below for details.
Shareholder Relations Committee
Formed in 2004, Calista Corporation’s Shareholder Relations Committee is comprised of five members from the Board of Directors. Each year, generally in the first and fourth quarters, they travel to communities around the YK Delta to provide updates on Calista’s operations and activities. One or two staff members usually join the committee.
This section will be updated when tour dates are confirmed.
2018 February/March Tour:
Feb. 28, 12p: Toksook Bay, Multipurpose Building Weather cancellation March 1, 12p: Atmautluak, Tribal Office Building Weather cancellation March 1, 7p: Napakiak, MV Building Weather cancellation March 2, 12p: Mekoryuk, Nuniwarmiut School Weather cancellation
- March 7, 3p: Chevak, JVP Building
- March 8, 12p: Marshall, Tribal Office Building
- March 8, 4p: Akiak, Bingo Hall
- 2017-2018 Board of Directors (pdf | 553 kb)
- 2017-2018 Board Committee memberships (pdf | 123 kb)
- Map of Units (jpeg | 519 kb)
- Board of Directors Code of Business Ethics — updated April 2018 (pdf | 306 kb)
- Calista Corporation Bylaws – updated March 2018 (pdf | 767 kb)
Members of Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors are elected by Shareholders to provide guidance to the company on a variety of matters. Their duties include the responsibility of hiring and reviewing the performance of the company’s president/CEO, establishing broad policies and objectives, approving budgets and ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources.
Elections are held annually, with the final count of votes determined by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm at the annual meeting. Terms last for three years.
How to be a Board of Director candidate
Board of Director candidate solicitation generally opens a few months before the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, with the deadline for candidate solicitation announced at that time. To learn exactly when candidate applications are accepted, please watch for the Storyknife newsletter announcement, special mailings and/or announcements online such as on the Calista Facebook page. To ensure you are notified of candidate openings, please provide Shareholder Records with your current contact information.
Who can be a candidate
Calista Board of Director candidates must be at least 18 years old and must be a Calista Corporation Shareholder.
Current Board Members / Units
Myron P. Naneng, Sr., Director
Home Village: Hooper Bay
Villages Represented: Unit 1, to include Hooper Bay, Paiumiut, Chevak and Scammon Bay
Joann Werning, Director
Home Village: Alakanuk
Villages Represented: Unit 2, to include Alakanuk, Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), Bill Moore’s Slough, Hamilton and Emmonak
Robert L. Beans, Secretary
Home Village: Mountain Village
Villages Represented: Unit 3, to include Kotlik, Chuloonawick, Mountain Village, Pitka’s Point and St. Mary’s
George Guy, Chair
Home Village: Kwethluk
Villages Represented: Unit 4, to include Kwethluk, Napaskiak, Oscarville, Napakiak and Eek
Johnny Evan, Director
Home Village: Tuntutuliak
Villages Represented: Unit 5, to include Tuntutuliak, Quinhagak, Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Kwigillingok, Kipnuk and Kongiginak
Wayne Don, Director
Home Village: Mekoryuk
Village Represented: Unit 6, to include Mekoryuk, Chefornak, Tooksook Bay, Umkumiut, Tununak, Nightmute, Newtok
Margaret Pohjola, Treasurer
Home Village: Chuathbaluk
Village Represented: Unit 7, to include Lime Village, Stony River, Sleetmute, Red Devil, Crooked Creek, Georgetown, Napaimute, Chuathbaluk, Aniak, Kalskag (Upper), Lower Kalskag
Willie Kasayulie, Director
Home Village: Akiachak
Villages Represented: Unit 8, to include Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Atmautluak, Nunapitchuk, Kasigluk
Earl Samuelson, Sr., Director
Home Village: Bethel
Villages Represented: Unit 9, to include Bethel
Leslie R. Hunter, Sr., Director
Home Villages: Marshall
Villages Represented: Unit 10, to include Andreafski, Pilot Station, Marshall, Ohagamuit, Russian Mission
Robert J. Hoffman, Director
Home Village: Bethel
Villages Represented: At Large, to include any Shareholder