Program Officer, External Affairs
Roy Agloinga joined the Foundation in 2015 as a program officer, bringing vast experience in rural health, government policy and Inupiat language preservation. In 2020, he took on a new role, joining the External Affairs Team to work with Alaska partners on funding collaborations and with Outside funders to encourage giving in Alaska.
With maternal roots in the Bering Strait region and paternal roots in Spain, the Philippines and New England, Roy was raised immersed in Inupiat and Yup’ik cultures. He is the co-author of the Qawiaraq Iġałuik Inupiat Dictionary and former Bering Strait representative on the Alaska Federation of Natives board (term ended December 2020). A tribal member of the Native Village of White Mountain and a shareholder for Sitnasuak, Teller, Golovin, White Mountain, and Bering Straits Native corporations, Roy previously served as White Mountain’s board secretary.
In 2022, Roy joined the Alaska Pacific University board of trustees. Roy also currently serves on the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and co-chair for the Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Western States Arts Federation, a regional nonprofit dedicating to strengthening the arts. Roy previously served as a local trustee for the Alaska State Council on the Arts, a regional hospital board member and a tribal administrator. He also was mayor of White Mountain.
Roy has a bachelor’s degree in English and a degree in secondary education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a continuing student of Inupiaq and Spanish.