2016 Board of Directors
President – Patty Miller
Vice President – Dawnia Clements
Treasurer – Natasha Pope
Secretary – Sharon Gratrix
Member at Large – Mike Lajoie
Rori Van Nortwick
Executive Director – Karl Garber
Business Manager – Barbara Seibel
Development Director – Lorraine Guyer
Care Coordination Manager – Rebecca Marinelli
Education Director – Pam Kelley
About the Executive Director:
Karl Garber serves as Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska where he works collaboratively with a statewide board of directors, staff and community partners across Alaska. He ensures the organizations effectiveness by providing strategic, operational, ethical, and inspirational leadership that is consistent with the mission and principals of the organization.
Prior to joining Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska, Karl served as the Operations Administrator with Providence Health and Services; he has worked in leadership roles for senior health services for more than 20 years in Alaska.
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Karl relocated to Anchorage, Alaska in 1977 with his wife Gail seeking adventure. They have three children, all born and raised in Anchorage. They enjoy being outdoors together and continue to find adventure.
Deeply committed to the healthcare field, Karl has served on the Board of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association and has been a member of the American Health Care Association. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. In addition, his wealth of experience includes being a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a Certified Eden Alternative Associate and a Certified Public Accountant.