We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Alaska Children’s Trust board of directors: Margo Bellamy, Suzanne Carté-Cocroft and Reggie Joule.
They join our 13 other board members, who each selflessly dedicate their time and talents to helping us work toward our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect in all corners of Alaska.
Public Member, Anchorage
Margo Bellamy is a retired educator and adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Margo was elected to the Anchorage School Board in April 2019. Her position on the Anchorage School Board is influenced by her vast experience in education ,which spans over 40 years.
Prior to retiring in July 2016, Margo served as the executive director of the Compliance/Equal Employment Opportunity Office in the Anchorage School District. Her experience and leadership in education also includes being a teacher, librarian, assistant principal, principal and central office administrator.
Providence Alaska Foundation, Anchorage
A lifelong Alaskan, Suzanne was born and raised in Palmer and joined Providence in 2001. As president of Providence Alaska Foundation, Suzanne is responsible for philanthropic and grants development and operations for Providence in Alaska. She is also the regional chief philanthropy officer for Providence Health & Services Alaska.
Prior to joining Providence, Suzanne worked in the telecommunication’s industry in various operations and marketing leadership roles. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Alaska Pacific University and has maintained her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) accreditation since 2007.
Suzanne has served her community through Rotary, the YWCA board of Directors and is currently on the Alaska Children’s Alliance board and The Foraker Group operations board. She is also honored to be a previous recipient of Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40.
Public Member, Anchorage
Reggie has a variety of experiences, from sitting on local Alaska Native corporations’ boards to the local school board. He served on a statewide advisory board on alcoholism and drug abuse, the Fish and Game advisory board, and several others.
Reggie, an Inupiat man from Kotzebue, Alaska, has lived a lifetime in Alaska’s Arctic.
Reggie also worked as a recruiter and counselor for a post-secondary technical vocational school in Kotzebue and served in the Alaska State Legislature for 16 consecutive years. Recently, he also served a three-year term as the mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough. Most recently, Reggie served on the President’s State Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience; he was one of two Indigenous people across America appointed by President Obama to this role.