Executive Leadership

Gloria O'Neill


Serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) since 1998, Gloria O’Neill has led the organization’s growth in becoming one of the most effective service providers in Alaska and the nation.

CITC provides more than 50 essential programs serving more than 12,500 Alaska Native and American Indian people each year. Through rigorous attention to community-based results, Ms. O’Neill has established CITC’s national reputation as a leading innovator of replicable and effective service models for culturally-informed education, workforce development, family preservation, and substance dependency.

Through its for-profit subsidiary, CITC Enterprises Inc. (CEI), CITC has established an innovative model of sustainability, breaking new ground in social enterprise and impact investing. Under Ms. O’Neill’s leadership, CEI launched the first-of-its-kind puzzle-platform video game “Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa)” with global acclaim.

Ms. O’Neill serves on the University of Alaska Board of Regents, and is a director for the Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) and the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) boards. Ms. O’Neill was appointed to the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Ms. O’Neill earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage..

Originally from Soldotna, Ms. O’Neill is of Yup’ik and Irish descent.

Tammy Ashley

Senior Director of Operations
Tammy “Paniiqchuugak” Ashley was born in Anchorage, Alaska and is an original shareholder of CIRI. Of Aleut descent from Unga Island and Inupiat descent from White Mountain, she currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska with her family. Her career includes working in the Native Community for more than 20 years, with a focus on health care and social services.

Alex Cleghorn

Senior Legal and Policy Director
Alex Cleghorn is of Alutiiq / Sugpiaq descent and a tribal citizen of Tangirnaq Native Village, and a shareholder of Natives of Kodiak, Koniag Incorporated and CIRI. He is a licensed attorney in Alaska, California, and several tribal jurisdictions. His work has focused primarily on representing tribal interests, Tribes and Tribal Organizations. See more on LinkedIn.

Board of Directors

  • Gail R. Schubert, Chair 
  • Greg Razo, Vice Chair 
  • Ivan Encelewski, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Gloria O’Neill, Director
  • Natasha Singh, Director
  • Nicole Borromeo, Director
  • Shawna Larson, Director
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