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The ACLU of Alaska and the ACLU of Alaska
Foundation are non-partisan organizations dedicated to advancing
the cause of civil liberties in Alaska. The former fulfills
its mission through legislative advocacy, coalition building,
and grassroots advocacy. The latter pursues the same mission
through public education and legal action.
Adopted by the Board of Directors on November
DONNA J. GOLDSMITH, Anchorage
RICH CURTNER, Anchorage
LLOYD EGGAN, Anchorage
JOSHUA HEMSATH, Anchorage
WILLIE ANDERSON, Juneau
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER
PAUL GRANT, Juneau
SCOTT HENDERSON, Anchorage
KATIE HURLEY, Wasilla
MARJORIE KAISER, Anchorage
MICHAEL KING, Anchorage
RACHEL MUIR, Dillingham
BESSIE O 'ROURKE, Anchorage
CONNIE OZER, Anchorage
GALEN PAINE, Sitka
BRIAN SPARKS, Sitka
JUNE PINNELL-STEPHENS, Fairbanks
TONY STRONG, Douglas
EMMA HILL, Student Advisor, Anchorage
Katie McKay Bryson is the Executive Administrative Assistant for the ACLU of Alaska. Formerly the Assistant Director of the PopDev Program and a Staff Faculty Associate at Hampshire College, she has worked with the Massachusetts Legal Assistance for Self Sufficiency Project, Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom Conference, USSF Gender Justice Working Group, and Alaska Community Action on Toxics, among other environmental and reproductive justice organizations.
Joshua Decker is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Alaska. He spent four years at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, where he represented rural, low-income and elderly individuals in a wide variety of civil cases, and one year as an associate in the New York City office of Clifford Chance US LLP. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the executive editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law and an avid participant in the civil rights and police accountability clinic, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, from which he graduated with honors in political science.
Jeffrey Mittman is
Executive Director for the ACLU of Alaska. Formerly the Deputy
National Field Director of the ACLU, working out of the Washington
Legislative Office, Jeffrey also served as the USA PATRIOT
Act and Post-9/11 Campaign Coordinator for the Northern California
Affiliate of the ACLU, and as a volunteer Board Member and
Chapter Chair. In addition, he worked with the National Office
and Affiliates on the debut season of the ACLU Freedom Files TV
show. Jeffrey was in private law practice for several
years, specializing in litigation, including criminal defense
and representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination matters.
He did advocacy organizing for Equality California, and has
volunteered on electoral campaigns. Jeffrey is a former Airborne
Ranger qualified Infantry First Lieutenant in the U.S.
graduated Yale University, and the University of California,
Hastings College of the Law, where he was Symposium Editor
for the Constitutional Law Quarterly.
Drew Phoenix is the Managing Director
for the ACLU of Alaska. He comes to the ACLU with twenty years experience in
non-profit, organizational management. Most recently, Drew served as Campaign
Manager for Alaska Community Share and as Managing Director for Alaska Community
Action on Toxics. He earned an M.S. in Development Management from The American
University in Washington, D.C.
Tom Stenson is the Prison
Rights Attorney for the ACLU of Alaska. He previously worked
as a trial attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia,
the public defender agency for the city of Philadelphia. He
graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law
School, where he served as an articles editor for the Journal
of Labor and Employment Law. He obtained his bachelor’s
degree at Swarthmore College, graduating with High Honors.