Serving as President and CEO of Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) since 1998, Gloria O’Neill has led the organization’s growth in becoming one of the major social service providers in Alaska. Through rigorous attention to community-based results, Ms. O’Neill has established CITC’s national reputation as a leading innovator of effective and replicable approaches to overcoming disparities in education, employment, family preservation and substance dependency. CITC provides nearly 50 essential programs serving more than 12,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people each year.
Ms. O’Neill currently serves as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents. She is also a member of the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board and Founder of Upper One Games, LLC. In her role of President and CEO of CITC Enterprises Inc. (CEI), Ms. O’Neill serves as Executive Chair and board member of E-Line Ventures, LLC.
At the national level, Ms. O’Neill was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), and is a former member of the Department of the Interior Tribal/Interior Budget Council and the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau. Ms. O’Neill also served as a Board member of the National CASA Association, and is a Fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship Program.
Ms. O’Neill earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Originally from Soldotna, Alaska, Ms. O’Neill is of Yup’ik and Irish descent.
Greg Razo heads up CIRI’s efforts in pursuing minority-preference, small business contracts. Razo is an Alaska lawyer with a firm understanding of the government contracting industry rules and regulations, helping the corporation take advantage of the Small Business Administration (SBA) preferences.
Razo is Yupik and a CIRI shareholder. He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Gonzaga University and a Law degree from Willamette University.
Razo has been a director of CIRI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council and The CIRI Foundation. He is an active member of the Alaska Bar Association and is a director of Alaska Legal Services Corporation and the Alaska Pro Bono Program. Razo is the Chair of the Anchorage United for Youth Leadership committee. He also sits as a member of Anchorage’s Anti-Gang and Youth Violence Policy Team.
On serving on the AFN Board, Razo states: “AFN is a vitally important institution for Alaska Native people. It is an honor to be the representative on the AFN Board of Directors for CIRI. AFN has shown itself to be a dynamic voice for Alaska Native people with the ability to influence public policy at all levels of government. Additionally, AFN recognizes the importance of building an ever-increasing capacity within all the various Alaska Native institutions, and particularly within the sovereign tribal nations in Alaska. I enjoy using my education and years of experience to fulfill AFN’s mission to enhance and promote the cultural, economic, and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community.”
Cook Inlet Villages
Debra Call is Dena’ina Athabascan. Her mother, Virginia Nickita, was born in Knik. Debra’s grandmother, Delia Stephan Nickita, fished from the Cook Inlet bluffs, now called Elmendorf AFB. Debra earned her Masters’ degree in Business from Washington State University and attended the Minority Business Development program at Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. She currently serves as the Vice President for Knik Tribal Council, Treasurer for Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, Chairperson for Knik Tribal Conservation District and Board member for Cook Inlet Tribal Council.