Ahtna, Inc. (Ahtna) operates under the direction of a thirteen-member board. All board members are Ahtna shareholders and are voted in by fellow shareholders at the annual meeting.

The Ahtna Board of Directors is responsible for governing the organization by establishing policies and objectives; selecting, appointing, supporting and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources; approving annual budgets; accounting to Ahtna shareholders for the organization’s performance; and setting the salaries and compensation of company management.

Board members come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds and bring many key strengths and experiences to Ahtna. They represent the unity of the Ahtna region and people, and make balanced and informed decisions that are in alignment with the mission and vision of the corporation and are in the best interest of current and future Ahtna shareholders.

Current Board Members

Ken Johns
Udzisyu (Caribou) Chair, Seat G1: Kluti-Kaah (2020)

Margie Ewan
Udzisyu (Caribou)
Vice-Chair, Seat-A: At-Large (2021)

Jason B. Hart
Naltsiine (Sky) Treasurer, Seat A: At-Large (2022)


Linda Pete
Udzisyu (Caribou)
Secretary, Seat F: Gakona (2022)

Nicholas Jackson
Udzisyu (Caribou) Director, Seat A: At-Large (2020)


Lucille Lincoln
Naltsiine (Sky)
Director, Seat G2: Kluti-Kaah (2021)

Eleanor Dementi 
Udzisyu (Caribou) Director, Seat C: Cantwell (2021) Ahtna Netiye’ Executive Committee Secretary


Albert Fleury
Taltsiine (Water)
Director, Seat J: Tazlina (2020) Ahtna Netiye’ Executive Committee Member



John Craig
Naltsiine (Sky)
Director, Seat A: At-Large (2022) Ahtna Netiye’ Executive Committee Chair

Franklin John

Franklin John
‘Ałts’e’tnaey (One Way)
Director, Seat H: Mentasta Lake (2021)


Genevieve John
Tsisyu (Paint)
Director, Seat A: At Large (2021) Ahtna Netiye’ Executive Committee Vice Chair

Shawn Sanford

Shawn Sanford
Naltsiine (Sky)
Director, Seat D: Cheesh’na (2022)
Ahtna Netiye’ Executive Committee Treasurer



John Dye
Tsisyu (Paint)
Director, Seat I: Gulkana
(2021) Ahtna Netiye’
Executive Committee