Doyon Foundation Hires Board Member as Executive Director
Doyon Foundation, the charitable arm of the Alaska Native corporation for the Interior region, selected Mariah Pitka-Jenkins as its new Executive Director. Pitka-Jenkins, originally from Galena, has served on the foundation’s board of directors since 2019.
“I am humbled at the experience to work with our shareholders via the Doyon Foundation,” Pitka-Jenkins says. “Early in my career, I received the support of the Doyon Foundation to further my education and I am excited at the opportunity to give back.”
Pitka-Jenkins received a scholarship from Doyon Foundation as a graduate of Bristol Bay Borough High School. She earned an associate certificate in project management from George Washington University and obtained her executive leadership certificate from the University of California Berkeley in 2013.
Pitka-Jenkins is the first Class C shareholder to serve as a general manager in the Doyon, Limited family of companies. She joined Doyon in 2002, starting in accounting and working her way up to her most recent position as the senior vice president and general manager for Doyon Remote Facilities & Services.
“Mariah’s experience and knowledge as a foundation board member and passion to help our students succeed will be integral in taking the foundation into the future,” says Jennifer Fate, president of the foundation’s board and secretary of the Doyon, Limited board. “We are excited to have Mariah in this key role and believe that the foundation will continue to flourish under her leadership.”