The Board of Directors

As a cooperative, Chugach is guided by a board of directors elected by and from its membership. The seven-member board sets policy and provides direction to Chugach's general manager. Directors are elected to staggered four-year terms in conjunction with the annual meeting each spring.

Janet Reiser
Chair
term expires May 2018
(907) 317-1731

Janet Reiser was elected to the board in 2008, 2011 and re-elected in 2014. She is currently the Chair of the Board and serves on the Governance, Operations, Audit and Finance Committees. She is currently the Representative to Alaska Railbelt Cooperative Transmission and Electric Company. Janet is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director and has earned her Board Leadership Certificate. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

 

Susan Reeves
Vice Chair
term expires May 2020
(907) 229-1357

Susan Reeves is a founding member of Reeves Amodio LLC, where she practices law. She has been active on Alaska non-profit boards and commissions for many years. Susan was elected to the board in 2010, 2013 and re-elected in 2016. She is serving as the Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Operations Committee.  She is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director.

Bettina Chastain
Secretary
term expires May 2019
(907) 885-1130

Bettina Chastain is an executive, business owner and engineer who has spent her career providing technical and management consulting services to the oil and gas and energy sectors in Alaska, nationally and internationally.  Ms. Chastain has been a very active member of the community serving on several non-profit boards for many years.  She was elected to the board in 2015.   She is a member of the Operations and Audit and Finance Committee.  She is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director.

Sisi Cooper
Treasurer
term expires May 2019
(928) 503-6606

Sisi Cooper is a project engineer with Doyon Anvil, LLC.  She specializes in process safety and risk management, energy-sector project management, and process/facility engineering and design. Sisi is a former small business owner of North Ridge Home Inspections, LLC where she was the principal inspector.  She was elected to the board in 2012 and re-elected to a four year term in 2015.  She is serving as the Treasurer of the Board, the Chair for the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering.  She is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director.

Jim Henderson
Director
term expires May 2018
(907) 783-2349

Jim Henderson is a principal with New American Financial Group in the financial services industry. Jim specializes in asset-based finance products, reorganization, refinancing of distressed companies and assets, and accounting and disposition of capital assets. His primary emphasis is transportation, industrial machinery and aviation operations, assets and industry development. He has over 35 years of experience in consulting and analysis and finance of capital assets. Mr. Henderson was elected to the board in 2011 and re-elected in 2014.  Jim is Vice Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member on the Governance Committee.  He is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director and has earned his Board Leadership Certificate.

Harry T. Crawford, Jr.
Director
term expires May 2017
(907) 333-3659

Harry T. Crawford, Jr. is a former Alaska State Legislator, retired iron worker and a small-real estate developer. He was elected to the board in 2011 and re-elected in 2014. He currently serves as the Chair of the Operations Committee and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.  He is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director.

Bruce Dougherty
Resigned
term expires May 2020
(907) 854-1959

Bruce Dougherty is retired from the State of Alaska having served for 24 years in a variety of positions in health and social service programs.  Bruce also served for over 28 years in the US Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and the Alaska Air Nat'l Guard.  As a Medical Service Corps Officer, Bruce was deployed on multiple overseas assignments  and retired as as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2012.  Bruce has extensive experience as a leader of people and programs. Bruce was appointed to the board on March 17, 2015, elected by the membership on May 14, 2015 to serve a one-year term and re-elected in 2016.  He is serving as the Secretary of the Board and is a member of the Operations and Governance Committee.  He is a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director.