Executive Board of Directors

The nine-member Executive Board is elected to staggered terms by the full Board or Directors at the annual meeting in March. The President and Chairman of the Board is elected by the Full Board of Directors and serves as CEO of the Tanana Chiefs Conference.

The Executive Board includes two ex-officio members who serve as a Youth and an Elder advisory position. In addition to the ex-officio members, our Traditional Chief serves as an advisor to the Executive Board and the full Board of Directors. These positions ensure the continuation of our region’s traditions, culture, and values.

Donald Honea, Sr. – First Traditional Chief

Tribal member from Ruby; currently the 1st Traditional Chief of the region since 2008.

Trimble Gilbert – Second Traditional Chief

Tribal member from Arctic Village; currently the 2nd Traditional Chief of the region since 2009.


Victor Joseph – President/Chairman

Tribal member from Tanana. Currently serving as Tanana Chiefs Conference President/Chairman for a three-year term (2014-2017)


Julie Roberts-Hyslop – Vice-President

Tribal member from Tanana; currently TCC Vice President for a three-year term (2015-2016)


Pollock ‘PJ’ Simon -Secretary/Treasurer

Secretary/Treasurer from Allakaket; currently serving a three-year term (2015-2017)


Donald Adams – Upper Tanana

Tribal member from Tetlin; currently serving a three-year term (2014-2017)


Nick Alexia, Sr. – Upper Kuskokwim

Tribal Member from Nikolai; currently serving a three-year term (2012-2015)



Nancy James – Yukon Flats

Tribal member from Fort Yukon; currently serving a three-year term (2013-2016)


Eugene Paul – Lower Yukon

Tribal member from Holy Cross; currently serving a three-year term (2012-2015)



Leo Lolnitz – Yukon Koyukuk

Tribal member from Koyukuk; currently serving a three-year term (2014-2017)


Frank Thompson – Yukon Tanana

Tribal member from Evansville; currently serving a one-year term (2015-2016)


Peter Demoski – Elder Advisor

Tribal member from Nulato. Elected in June 2014.


Gerald Patsy – Youth Advisor

Tribal member from Nulato. Elected March 2013.