Sarah Anausuk Scanlan, a shareholder from Kotzebue, is NANA’s vice president of administration, overseeing administration and corporate communications. She also works with departments companywide and NANA subsidiaries to assess shareholder hire and advancement programs, monitor their effectiveness and implement improvement plans to achieve the board’s goals.
Sarah brings more than 40 years of experience managing rural and Alaska Native organizations. She previously served as deputy director at Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) and First Alaskans Institute.
Throughout NANA’s history, Sarah has held a variety of management positions in operations, human resources, shareholder relations and corporate affairs. She also previously served as a director on the NANA board.
Sarah’s community service includes work with the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Council for the Advancement of Alaska Natives, Alaska Human Resources Investment Council, the Alaska Business Education Compact and other efforts to support self-sufficiency through education, employment and cultural outreach. She is a recipient of the AFN Hannah Paul Solomon “Woman of Courage” award and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.