Board of Trustees
Anita M. Halterman - chair
Anita is an Eagle River resident with over thirty years of experience working in federal, state, and local government. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and spent most of her career working for the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Anita also served as Chief of Staff for an Anchorage Legislator before becoming an account executive for Deeptree, a risk management firm located in Palmer. She has been and continues to be active in her community, currently serving as a Director for the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, a Director for the Alaska Collaborative for Telemedicine & Telehealth, and as a Commissioner for the Municipality of Anchorage Women’s Commission. Anita is interested in improving behavioral health in Alaska and brings a unique, well rounded perspective to the Trust.
Brent Fisher - vice chair
Brent, a resident of Anchorage, brings extensive leadership experience in industries such as healthcare and organizational management to the board of trustees. Trustee Fisher has served in executive positions for a variety of organizations including hospitals, large medical groups, hospice, software development, consulting, military medicine, and private equity. He currently serves as President & CEO of Alyeska International Inc., as well as other organizations. Having served on the board of directors of numerous professional associations as well civic, business, and religious organizations, Brent currently serves on the boards of the Alaska Collaborative For Telemedicine & Telehealth and the Denali Education Center. Brent’s experience and professional insight into the complexities of the healthcare industry align with Trust efforts on behalf of beneficiaries.
Agnes Moran - secretary, program & planning committee chair
A longtime resident of Ketchikan, Agnes is the Executive Director for Women In Safe Homes, or WISH, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Trustee Moran has also served as a member of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, and has been on the board of directors for First Bank for close to 20 years. Agnes brings more than a decade of work supporting Trust beneficiaries to her role as a trustee, along with skills in building collaborative relationships and in advocacy for Alaska’s rural communities. In addition to her work with WISH, she has extensive volunteer experience, particularly in working with beneficiaries experiencing substance misuse and homelessness. Agnes has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and spent the early part of her career in the aerospace industry.
A longtime resident of Fairbanks, Rhonda is a retired restaurant owner who has held many leadership positions in the Fairbanks business community, and who served as the Mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough from 2000-2003. Once honored as Fairbanks Business Person of the Year, Rhonda has served on many boards and commissions, including as Chair of the University’s Statewide Vocational Education Advisory Board and Board Chair for the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. Later in her life, she worked for the Alaska Pioneer Homes and most recently as a caregiver for her late husband, Vern, who suffered from Diffuse Lewis Body Disease and its associated dementia. Rhonda currently resides in Anchorage.
Kevin Fimon - audit & risk committee chair
Trustee Fimon resides in Anchorage and brings decades of fiscal management to the board of trustees, having owned and operated Fimon Financial Services in Anchorage for the past 32 years. His experience in preparing tax returns, providing financial statements, fiscal management consulting and working with boards and corporations is an asset to the Trust board. Kevin is actively involved in Rotary International, has served with municipal community councils and community schools programs in Nome and Anchorage. Kevin currently serves as treasurer and advisor to nonprofit boards including KNOM Radio Mission Inc., based in Nome and the Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. in Anchorage. Having lived and worked in Nome, Alaska prior to moving to Anchorage, Kevin has an understanding of the provision of services to beneficiaries in Alaska‘s rural communities.
John Morris - finance committee chair
Dr. John Morris, from Anchorage, has a strong background in healthcare systems, public service and financial management. Dr. Morris feels a deep commitment to Alaska and those who live here. He and his wife Cece, who also provides expert healthcare for Alaskans, were married in Homer. Dr. Morris has both formal training and professional daily experience with patients experiencing brain injuries and disease, mental illness and developmental challenges. He has published on the care of patients with neuropsychiatric disease as well as the effects of pain on development, among other topics. He previously served as the Homeless Coordinator for Anchorage where he worked to develop a data driven, outcomes-based system designed to prevent any Alaskan from being unhoused. His education and extensive personal and professional experiences are the basis for his motivation to serve with inclusive and compassionate support of Trust beneficiaries.
John Sturgeon - resource management committee chair
John resides in Anchorage and has an extensive background in forestry, having worked for the US Forest Service, as the State Forester for the Alaska Division of Forestry, and in the private forestry sector. He also formerly served as the CEO of Ouzinkie Native Corporation. Trustee Sturgeon has served as a trustee for PNW Medical University and the Nature Conservancy of Alaska, and as a director on the Board of Forestry, Alaska Forest Association, the Wild Sheep Foundation, and the Resource Development Council. He was awarded the Governor’s Conservationist of the Year Award in 2017.