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A committed board of directors closely manages the Foundation with the fiduciary responsibility to invest wisely, manage, and protect the money that is gifted to it. It is through public support by generous donors that we can meet our mission and ensure that funding for education will be available to the community far into the future.

Carroll, Jim
Member, board member since 6/3/2010

Liaison with Juneau Hospice and Home Care

DeLong, Julie
Member, board member since 3/4/2013

Julie is the Home and Community Based Services Regional Coordinator at Southeast Senior Services. She arrived in Juneau in 1988 and has provided direct service and program management with The Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc.; Hospice and Home Care of Juneau; and Wildflower Court, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. She is married to local tenor Jay Query and they have two daughters, Abby & Katrina.

Geiger, Hal
President, board member since 9/1/2006

Hal is a biologist and biostatistician who has lived in Juneau since 1982. He is married to Sigrid Dahlberg, and they have two children, Will and Beth. He has done research on the effects of salmon hatcheries, the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on pink salmon, conservation genetics, and salmon stock assessment techniques. He has a long-term interest in jazz and blues, as well as traditional archery and the outdoors.

Gill Pico, Joni
Member, board member since

Joni Gill Pico has been a social worker since 1986, and worked in health care at SEARCH during the 1990s. Currently she is the Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator at Hospice and Homecare of Juneau. Joni is the single mother of a daughter who attends Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau Alaska.

Martin, M.D., William
Board Member, board member since 1/26/2017

Dr. Martin is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Juneau.

Nielsen, Sue
Member, board member since 4/24/2012

Director, Widowed Person Program

Talley, Larry
Vice-president, board member since 9/19/2011

NOAA Computer Specialist

Urata, M.D., Bob
Member, board member since 10/2/2000

Bob is a family physician practicing in Juneau since 1984. He has been the medical director of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau since 1987 and he was a founding board member of the Foundation for End of Life Care. He was born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska, and he is married and has three children. Bob enjoys basketball, golf, and travel.

Varnadoe, Tiffany
Treasurer, board member since 9/26/2016

Tiffany is the CFO for Catholic Community Service. She has worked in healthcare for over 25 years with over 10 years in hospice. She has been in Alaska since 2014. Tiffany is married to Stephen and has five children and one grandchild.

Weyhrauch, Bruce
Secretary, board member since 1/15/2014

Bruce B. Weyhrauch has practiced law in Alaska since 1987. He helped craft legislation in Alaska that helped incorporate the "five-wishes" each of us need to deal with when completing an end of life health care directive. He is married to Luann and has three children, ages 23, 21, and 18.

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