A life-long Alaskan, Nina brings a wealth of experience in careers that span the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She is passionate about developing The Alaska Community Foundation as a place where Alaskans can collaborate and create long-term sustainability for our state. Her expertise includes developing, managing, and implementing long-term growth strategies, operational improvements, and strategic growth initiatives.
Nina comes to ACF from serving as President & CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum, where she led the organization through programmatic growth and tangible impact across Alaska, including rural teacher retention projects and a leadership program that fosters individuals to make lasting change in her community. Before joining the Alaska Humanities Forum, Nina was the principal at the Coraggio Group, a West Coast boutique strategy and organizational change firm in Portland, Oregon. She also spent four years in Boston at a global management-consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, where she worked with several Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. She holds a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business.
Before her business career, Nina had an international Nordic ski racing career spanning thirteen years, including a record-breaking eighteen U.S. National Championships. She competed in four Olympic Winter Games and, in 2002, skied to what was then the highest Olympic finish in history by an American woman in the 30-km classical race. Nina has also won the Mount Marathon race nine times, eight consecutively. In 2009, she was elected to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
At The Alaska Community Foundation, Nina continues to build awareness with individuals, corporations, nonprofit agencies, and other funders on how they can collectively create lasting change through charitable giving.