Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board members share the common goal of Native economic self-determination, a main objective of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.  They work closely with executive management to provide direction on business matters and shareholder interests.  Our five-person Board of Directors is made up of Alaska Native leaders within the Tatitlek shareholder community:

TTC BoD Kristel Komakhuk


Kristel Komakhuk

Kristel Komakhuk has served as Chairwoman at The Tatitlek Corporation since 2018, as well as serving on its subsidiary boards Tatitlek Support Services, Inc., Tatitlek Response Service, Inc., Copper Mountain Foundation and the Tatitlek Settlement Trust. Born and raised in Anchorage, her family is from Tatitlek and the Nome area.

Kristel has professional experience following her passion to make positive meaningful impacts in our communities by bridging projects and campaigns with stakeholders at nonprofits, the oil industry and, more recently, the health sector.

She is currently employed at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as Senior Liaison for Development and External Relationships. In her role, she is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships and serving as a liaison with external organizations and entities. Prior to joining the Consortium, she was employed at Shell Exploration & Production Company, as an External Relations Advisor, on their stakeholder management team, interfacing with stakeholders and identifying and mitigating non-technical risks. She has also worked as Development Director at First Alaskans Institute, a statewide Alaska Native nonprofit, where she led, managed and diversified relationships and an indigenous sustainable organizational funding stream.

Among her achievements, Kristel was honored by the Alaska Journal of Commerce as a 2012 Top Forty under 40 recipient. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration undergraduate degree at University of Alaska Anchorage in Business Management, with an emphasis on marketing. She is the proud mother of her teenaged son, Alex.

Kristel is humbled and honored to serve on the board at The Tatitlek Corporation. She strives to contribute to the success of the corporation so that her grandchildren and future generations to come may have the opportunity to benefit from all that the corporation has to offer, including higher education scholarships and career opportunities.

TTC Bod Roy Totemoff


Roy Totemoff

Roy Totemoff has been the CEO of the The Tatitlek Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation, since 2006. Mr. Totemoff also sits on the boards of all of The Tatitlek Corporation’s subsidiary corporations and is involved in the day-to-day business of all operations. Prior to moving to Anchorage to head up The Tatitlek Corporation, Mr. Totemoff was the Vice President of the Tatitlek IRA Council. Mr. Totemoff was the owner/operator of a commercial fishing boat, had training as a Tribal Court Judge, was Manager/Maintenance for NPRHA Housing Authority, and was the Foreman of several projects for the Tatitlek IRA Council. Mr. Totemoff also sits on the Board of PWSRCAC representing The Tatitlek Corporation and the Tatitlek IRA Council.

Mr. Totemoff is also a strong advocate of the SBA 8(a) Program, traveling often to Washington, DC to discuss the positive effects and benefits the SBA 8(a) Program has made in the lives of Alaska Natives in general and Tatitlek shareholders specifically.

TTC BoD Ken Vlasoff

Vice President

Ken Vlasoff

Mr. Vlasoff currently holds the office of Vice President of The Tatitlek Corporation. He also acts as President of two subsidiary corporations, Tatitlek Contractors, Inc. and Tatitlek Management, Inc. and is a Director of the Copper Mountain Foundation and the Tatitlek Settlement Trust. Mr. Vlasoff has held positions on the The Tatitlek Corporation Board of Directors for more than ten years, in addition to previously serving on The Native Village of Tatitlek governing Council for over six years.

Mr. Vlasoff was born and raised in The Native Village of Tatitlek, Alaska. He is a recognized authority on tribal subsistence practices and traditional Alutiiq knowledge. Mr. Vlasoff holds certifications in heavy equipment operation and maintenance, as well as commercial maritime operation. Mr. Vlasoff was formally trianed in commercial refrigeration at the American Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Before retiring from a successful career in commercial salmon fishing, Mr. Vlasoff was considered a pioneer through 45 consecutive seasons on the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound.

Mr. Vlasoff remains active in his community and within his church. He volunteers time to mentoring tribal youth, as well as traveling internationally to support ministeries around the globe.

TTC BoD Sheri Buretta


Sheri Buretta

Sheri Buretta has served as The Tatitlek Corporation’s Treasurer since 2005, as well as on its subsidiary boards, the Copper Mountain Foundation, and the Tatitlek Settlement Trust. She is very active in the community and has also served as follows:

  • Alaska Federation of Natives, Director, October 1997 to present
  • Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, Director, 1999 to 2012
  • ANCSA Regional Association Director, 1999 to present, President, 2004 to 2008
  • Alaskans Standing together, Director, 2010 to present
  • ROSSIA Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska, Inc., President, 2002 to present
  • Foraker Group Governance Board, Director, 2007 to 2014
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Group, 1996 to 2000
  • United Way Fundraising Campaign, Native Corporation Co-Chair, 2003
  • Mayor Mark Begich Transition Team, Co-Chair, 2003

Ms. Buretta has been employed by Chugach Alaska Corporation since 1998 and serves as its Chairman of the Board.

Sheri was born in Anchorage, her family is from the village of Tatitlek located in Prince William Sound. Sheri graduated from the University of Alaska – Anchorage with an Accounting Degree, and Gulf Coast Community College in Florida with a Business degree. Sheri and her husband Gary have two beautiful children, Anastasia and Bo.


Nanci Lee Robart

Nanci Lee Robart is the newest member of the Board of Directors, joining in 2018. Nanci comes to The Tatitlek Corporation Board as a shareholder and daughter of the late Chief Gary Kompkoff.

She is a Behavioral Health Aid and Community Health Representative with Chugachmiut, an organization which provides health, social services, education and training to the Chugach Native people.