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AARP Alaska Welcomes Marge Stoneking and Katie Dougherty to Anchorage Office

Jan 5, 2021 | Nonprofits, Right Moves

Right Moves with Stoneking and Dougherty

AARP Alaska has welcomed two new staff members to their Anchorage office, naming Marge Stoneking as the Associate State Director for Advocacy and Katie Dougherty as Associate State Director for Communications. 

“Marge and Katie bring new energy, experience, and valuable skillsets to AARP Alaska,” says Teresa Holt, state director for AARP Alaska. “We continue to fight for Alaskans 50-plus, and our team is ready to tackle a new year and the challenges to come.”

Stoneking is a thirty-year Alaskan and comes to AARP with twenty years of statewide nonprofit leadership. She brings public policy advocacy experience at the local, state, and federal level in public health. She has been a proud AARP member since age 50 and is excited to advance AARP’s broad social impact agenda alongside volunteers statewide at the largest membership organization in Alaska and nationwide.

“I look forward to broadening my policy scope to address issues impacting financial security and social connection in addition to equity and social determinants of health so that all Alaskans can choose how they live as they age,” says Stoneking.

Stoneking is an active volunteer in the community herself and has enjoyed working with volunteers in her leadership roles at American Lung Association and Girl Scouts prior to joining AARP Alaska.

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Dougherty is a born-and-raised Alaska resident and comes to AARP with a variety of federal, local, and nonprofit policy experience.  She is passionate about the role of communications and advocacy in creating a brighter future. 

“The work that AARP does to empower the 50-plus, promote service, and create age-friendly communities makes life better for Alaskans,” she says.  “Being part of an organization that’s creating positive social change is a joy.”

Dougherty holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a master’s degree in public administration from the UAA.  Before joining AARP, she worked in federal and local government, focusing on the nexus between economic and community development and strategic communications.

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