Governor Walker announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Below is an excerpt from State of Alaska Office of the Governor’s press release. The entire press release can be viewed on the governor’s website.

Governor Bill Walker today announced 42 new appointments to Boards and Commissions. The appointments fill vacancies on several regulatory and advisory bodies, including the Governor’s Tribal Advisory Council, the Oil and Gas Competitiveness Review Board, and the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council.

“Alaskans who serve on a board, commission, or council are involved in critical work that impacts the everyday lives of their fellow citizens,” Governor Walker said. “I thank those who have volunteered to serve, and look forward to seeing the work these appointees will accomplish.”

(Edited for brevity.)

Teri Ann Holderman of Ketchikan was appointed to the Public seat on the Alaska Pioneers’ Homes Advisory Board for a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021. Ms. Holderman is an Administrative Assistant for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Public Works. The board conducts annual inspections of the property and procedures of the Alaska Pioneers’ Homes and recommends changes and improvements to the Governor.

Gordon Severson, Sr. of Anchorage was appointed to the Public seat on the Alaska Pioneers’ Homes Advisory Board for a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021. Mr. Severson retired from the Corps of Engineers and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. He is a verteran of the Korean War where he was awarded four Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal for valor. The board conducts annual inspections of the property and procedures of the Alaska Pioneers’ Homes and recommends changes and improvements to the Governor.

Meghan Clark of Anchorage was appointed to the Higher Education seat on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education for a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Ms. Clark is a parent of children with developmental disabilities and she coordinates the pediatric neurodevelopment clinic and the project ECHO Autism clinic for the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She holds an MBA from Alaska Pacific University. The council serves as the interdepartmental planning/coordinating agency of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Education and Early Development, and other departments which provide special education or deliver services to people with disabilities.


Christian Muntean of Anchorage was appointed to the Consumer/Secondary seat on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education for a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Muntean is the President of Vantage Consulting and holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership. The council serves as the interdepartmental planning/coordinating agency of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Education and Early Development, and other departments which deliver services to people with disabilities or provide special education.

Anthony Cravalho of Kotzebue was reappointed to the Consumer/Secondary seat on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education for a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Cravalho is the Director of Planning and Development for the Maniilaq Association. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from the University of Nevada. He is an Army veteran and a parent of an adult child with autism. The council serves as the interdepartmental planning/coordinating agency of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Education and Early Development, and other departments which deliver services to people with disabilities or provide special education.

Mallory Hamilton of Anchorage was reappointed to the Consumer/Secondary seat on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education for a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020. Ms. Hamilton is a long-time volunteer advocate for the Disability Community. The council serves as the interdepartmental planning/coordinating agency of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Education and Early Development, and other departments which deliver services to people with disabilities or provide special education.


Nicole Lebo of Anchorage was appointed to the Youth Organization seat on the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council for a term beginning July 7, 2017 and ending October 1, 2017. Ms. Lebo is the Director of Program Services for Camp Fire Alaska. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Universtiy of New York. The council advises the Governor and the Legislature on how to reduce suicide and its effect on individuals, families, and communities throughout the state.

Monique Andrews of Eagle River was appointed to the Military seat on the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council for a term beginning July 7, 2017 and ending October 1, 2020. Ms. Andrews is the Resilience and Risk Reduction Program Coordinator for the Alaska Army National Guard. She graduates with her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University this fall. The council advises the Governor and the Legislature on how to reduce suicide and its effect on individuals, families, and communities throughout the state.

Britta Hamre of Anchorage was appointed to the 16-24 Years of Age seat on the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council for a term beginning July 7, 2017 and ending October 1, 2019. Ms. Hamre is the Resettlement and Placement Case Manager with Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services, a division of Catholic Social Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The council advises the Governor and the Legislature on how to reduce suicide and its effect on individuals, families, and communities throughout the state.