Sabbatical Awardees

Meet the nonprofit and tribal leaders who have received a sabbatical

They’ve ziplined in Costa Rica, spent summers at fish camp and toured ancient cities. They’ve reconnected with family and friends, read piles of books and cooked healthy foods. Their extended time away came with supports to ensure success. And they returned to work refreshed and ready to continue doing jobs they are devoted to. Foundation Sabbatical Awards provide paid time away.

Sabbatical spotlight

Mariya Lovishchuk, executive director of the Glory Hall in Juneau, Alaska, received a sabbatical in 2022. She shared her story and encouraged others to apply.

All Sabbatical Awardees

Jennifer Busch

  • Executive Director
  • Valley Transit
  • 2024

Katrina Hoffman

  • President and CEO
  • Prince William Sound Science Center
  • 2024

Alannah Hurley

  • Executive Director
  • United Tribes of Bristol Bay
  • 2024

Catherine Moses

  • Tribal Administrator
  • Asa’carsarmiut Tribal Council
  • 2024

Janice Nightingale

  • Executive Director
  • Hospice of the Central Peninsula
  • 2024

Teresa Pond

  • Artistic Director
  • Cyrano’s Theatre Company
  • 2024

Jodi Rodwell

  • Executive Director
  • Denali Education Center
  • 2024

Stephanie Allen

  • Executive Director
  • United Way of Mat-Su
  • 2023

Tamara Ben-Yosef

  • Executive Director
  • All Alaska Pediatric Partnership
  • 2023

Christina Eubanks

  • Executive Director
  • Hillcrest Children’s Center
  • 2023

Barbara Rodriguez-Rath

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • The Arc of Anchorage
  • 2023

Kimberly Schlosser

  • Executive Director
  • Sunshine Transit
  • 2023

Flora Teo

  • President
  • Junior Achievement of Alaska
  • 2023

Eileen Arnold

  • Executive Director
  • Tundra Women’s Coalition
  • 2022

Lisa Busch

  • Executive Director
  • Sitka Sound Science Center
  • 2022

Nicole Cabrera

  • Tribal Administrator
  • Ivanof Bay Tribe
  • 2022

Joann Horn

  • Executive Director
  • Emmonak Women’s Shelter
  • 2022

Robin Mayo

  • Executive Director
  • Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment
  • 2022

Mariya Lovishchuk

  • Executive Director
  • The Glory Hall
  • 2022

Olen Harris

  • Executive Director
  • North Pacific Rim Housing Authority
  • 2021

Jessica Peña

  • Executive Director
  • Fairbanks Arts Association
  • 2021

Elizabeth Ripley

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Mat-Su Health Foundation
  • 2021

Odette Butler

  • Executive Director
  • Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska
  • 2021

Lenora Nugange Hootch

  • Executive Director
  • Yup’ik Women’s Coalition
  • 2020