Ahtna, Inc. (Ahtna) operates under the direction of a thirteen-member board. All board members are Ahtna shareholders and are voted in by fellow shareholders at the annual meeting.

The Ahtna Board of Directors is responsible for governing the organization by establishing policies and objectives; selecting, appointing, supporting and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources; approving annual budgets; accounting to Ahtna shareholders for the organization’s performance; and setting the salaries and compensation of company management.

Board members come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds and bring many key strengths and experiences to Ahtna. They represent the unity of the Ahtna region and people, and make balanced and informed decisions that are in alignment with the mission and vision of the corporation and are in the best interest of current and future Ahtna shareholders.

Current Board Members

Nicholas Jackson Udzisyu (Caribou) Chair, Seat A: At-Large (2017)

Eleanor Dementi Udzisyu (Caribou) Vice-Chair, Seat C: Cantwell (2017)

Jason B. Hart Naltsiine (Sky) Treasurer, Seat A: At-Large (2019) Ahtna Netiye’ Board Vice Chair


Linda Pete
Udzisyu (Caribou)
Secretary, Seat F: Gakona (2019)
Ahtna Netiye’ Board Member


Roy J. Tansy, Sr.
Tsisyu (Paint)
Director, Seat A: At-Large (2018)
Ahtna Netiye’ Board Member


John Craig
Naltsiine (Sky)
Director, Seat A: At-Large (2019)


Lucille Lincoln
Naltsiine (Sky)
Director, Seat G2: Copper Center (2018)

Dorothy Shinn Udzisyu (Caribou) Director, Seat J: Tazlina (2017)

Franklin John

Franklin John
‘Ałts’e’tnaey (One Way)
Director, Seat H: Mentasta Lake (2018)


Karen Linnell
Naltsiine (Sky)
Director, Seat D: Chistochina (2019)
Ahtna Netiye’ Board Member

Angela Vermillion Tsisyu (Paint) Seat I: Gulkana (2018) Ahtna Netiye’ Board Chair


Genevieve John
Tsisyu (Paint)
Director, Seat A: At Large (2018)


Jessica Rock
Taltsiine (Water)
Director, Seat G1: Copper Center (2017)