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

Linda Swarner

  • Executive Director
  • Kenai Peninsula Food Bank
  • 2008

Candace Winkler

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Child Care Connection, Inc., dba thread
  • 2008

John Cannon

  • Executive Director
  • Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults
  • 2007

Dulce Nobre

  • Executive Director
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Agency of Alaska
  • 2007

Taber Rehbaum

  • Executive Director
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
  • 2007

Saralyn Tabachnick

  • Executive Director
  • Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies
  • 2007

Coleen Turner

  • Executive Director
  • Resource Center for Parents and Children
  • 2007

Virginia R. (Ginger) Baim

  • Executive Director
  • Safe and Fear-Free Environment
  • 2006

Patricia Branson

  • Executive Director
  • Senior Citizens of Kodiak
  • 2006

Dennis McMillian

  • President
  • The Foraker Group
  • 2006

Brenda Stanfill

  • Executive Director
  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
  • 2006

Liam “Chris” Devlin

  • Executive Director
  • Eastern Aleutian Tribes
  • 2005

Michelle DeWitt

  • Tundra Women’s Coalition
  • 2005

Virginia Espenshade

  • Executive Director
  • Kenai Peninsula Youth Court
  • 2005

Jim Maley

  • AK Child & Family
  • 2005

Ron Perkins

  • Alaska Injury Prevention Center
  • 2005

Drenda M. Tigner

  • Executive Director
  • Presbyterian Hospitality House
  • 2005