Alexandra McKay

Vice President of Programs

Phone: (907) 297-2700


Alexandra McKay joined Rasmuson Foundation in 2017 as the vice president of programs, managing the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and initiatives. Before joining the Foundation, she had a stellar career in law and philanthropy. She has over 25 years of nonprofit, government and private sector experience, including 15 years working in senior roles for major family foundations. Her focus has been on strategic planning, public policy, human services and social justice. She has served on the boards of American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Washington, Town Hall Seattle and Perseverance Theatre, and as a commissioner on the American Bar Association Youth at Risk and the Seattle Ethics and Elections commissions.

Alex was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from East Anchorage High School. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, a Master of Law degree in sustainable international development from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

At the Foundation, she has been a strong advocate of funding for groups that historically have been underrepresented. She currently serves on the boards of Philanthropy Northwest, United Way of Anchorage and Outer Coast, a Sitka-based liberal arts institution of higher learning. She is vice president of the United Way of Anchorage board. In 2020, she was named a YWCA of Alaska “Women of Achievement,” a statewide honor that recognizes those who work for the YWCA mission of empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting opportunity for all.


Roy Agloinga

Program Officer of External Affairs

Jeff Baird

Chief of Staff

Michele Brown

Senior Fellow

Sydney Copley

Executive Assistant to Vice President

Angela Cox

Vice President of External Affairs

Lisa Demer

Communications Manager

Tanya King Dumas

Senior Program Officer

Julee Farley

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Monica Garcia-Itchoak

Program Officer

Carmen Goodwin

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Jess Haley

Manager of the President's Office

Rodney Hamilton

IT Operations Manager

Marian Hunter

Grants Manager

Diane Kaplan

President and CEO

Emily Kwon

External Affairs Associate

Ted Mala

Program Fellow

Enzina Marrari

Program Officer

Erin Milan

Administrative Assistant

Samona Norombaba

Special Assistant to Vice President of Programs

Kris Palmatier

Director of Finance

Chris Perez

Director of Programs

Allison Ruoff

Finance Assistant

Deborah Vo

Program Officer

Sonya Wellman

Director of Events