Board Message: Officers Elected
Willie Kasayulie, Board Chair
Storyknife, July/August 2022 edition
The Calista Board elected Officers in July. My fellow Board members elected me as Board Chair, Margaret Pohjola as Vice Chair, Robert Beans as Secretary, and Earl Samuelson, Sr. as Treasurer.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our Shareholders in this capacity. Shareholders elect Directors—your vote is what counts. As Directors, we work for the Shareholders and the Region. We set goals for the corporation while management works to meet those goals.
In all we do, our Core Values are aligned with our traditional cultural values. The Core Value of Service to Shareholders, customers and the public is a value we have always had in supporting our Elders and those in need.
On the Calista Board, fellow Directors elect officers. Each officer serves a one-year term. Quyana to all Directors and your service to our Shareholders and the Region.
CALISTA BOARD OFFICERS
Kasayulie of Akiachak has served on the Board since 1999 and
is a past Chair. He has served on the board of many regional organizations like AVCP, Akiachak, Ltd., the Akiachak IRA Council and with AFN.
Pohjola, with village ties to Chuathbaluk, has served since 1987. She is a past Chair and has held various accounting roles with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Cook Inlet Tribal Council and the Alaska State Employees Association.
Beans, with ties to Mountain Village, was first elected to the Board in 2012. He has previously served as Board Chair and Board Secretary. He currently serves on the board for Alaska Village Electric Cooperative.
EARL SAMUELSON, SR.
Samuelson, with ties to Bethel, has served on the Board since 2014. He is a member of Bethel Search & Rescue, and was an aircraft pilot for the Alaska Department of Public Safety for over 30 years.