Best Beginnings Board of Directors

Best Beginnings is governed by a board of directors who serve three-year terms. Committees are chaired by a board member and may include individuals not on the board. For more information about becoming involved in Best Beginnings, e-mail admin@bestbeginningsalaska.org or call 907.297.3300.

  • Margaret Bauer, Chair – director, Work Life Services, Providence Health & Services Alaska
  • Holly Willman, Vice Chair – project manager, BP Exploration
  • Gara Bridwell, Secretary – professor of early childhood education, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Grant Todd, Treasurer – principal, Altman, Rogers & Co. CPA’s
  • Debi Baldwin – director, Child Development Division, RurAL CAP
  • Sue Hull – member, State Board of Education
  • Grace Johnston – owner, LindenOak LLC
  • Monica E. Kane – assistant provost, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Jesse Kreger – executive director, Koniag Education Foundation
  • Karen Matthias – owner, Matthias Consulting
  • Patrick Ryland – community banking district manager, vice president, Wells Fargo Bank
  • David Wight – president & CEO, Retired, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company