Board of Directors

Our Board shares a common goal of Native economic self-determination, which is a main objective of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).  It works 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:

Kristel Komakhuk
Chairwoman

Kristel Komakhuk has served as Chairwoman of the Tatitlek Corporation since 2018, as well as serving on boards for its subsidiaries Tatitlek Support Services, Inc.; Tatitlek Response Service, Inc.; Copper Mountain Foundation; and the Tatitlek Settlement Trust. Kristel was born and raised in Anchorage. Her family is from Tatitlek and the Nome area.

Kristel brings a background of making positive, meaningful impacts in our communities by bridging projects and campaigns with stakeholders in the nonprofit world, 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. Kristel 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 its 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 and managed diversified relationships, along with a sustainable 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 Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is the proud mother of a teenage son, Alex.

Kristel is humbled and honored to serve on the Tatitlek Board. She strives to contribute to the success of the corporation so that her grandchildren and future generations have the opportunity to benefit from all that the corporation has to offer, including scholarships and career opportunities.

Roy Totemoff
CEO

Roy Totemoff  has been the CEO of the Tatitlek Corporation since 2006. He also sits on the boards of all of the corporation’s subsidiary corporations and is involved in the day-to-day business of all operations. 

Prior to moving to Anchorage to head up Tatitlek, Roy was Vice President of the Tatitlek IRA Council. He was the owner/operator of a commercial fishing boat, has had training as a Tribal court judge, was Manager/Maintenance for North Pacific Rim Housing Authority and supervised a number of projects for the Tatitlek IRA Council. He also sits on the Board of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, representing the Tatitlek Corporation and the Tatitlek IRA Council. 

Ken Vlasoff
Vice President

Ken Vlasoff is Tatitlek’s Vice President and President of two subsidiary corporations, Tatitlek Contractors Inc. and Tatitlek Management Inc. He is also a Director of the Copper Mountain Foundation and the Tatitlek Settlement Trust. Ken has served on Tatitlek’s Board for more than 10 years, in addition to previously serving on The Native Village of Tatitlek Governing Council for more than six years.

Ken was born and raised in the Native Village of Tatitlek. He is a recognized authority on tribal subsistence practices and traditional Alutiiq knowledge. He holds certifications in heavy-equipment operation and maintenance, as well as commercial maritime operation, and was formally trained in commercial refrigeration at the American Institute in Chicago. Before retiring, Ken spent 45 consecutive seasons fishing the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound.

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

Sheri Buretta
Treasurer

Sheri Buretta  has served as Tatitlek’s Treasurer since 2005, as well as Chairman for its subsidiaries Copper Mountain Foundation and the Tatitlek Settlement Trust and also leads the Finance & Audit Committee. She is very active in Native and community affairs:

  • Alaska Federation of Natives, Director, October 1997 to present 
  • Native American Contractors Association – Director 2015 to present 
  • University of Alaska – Board of Regents 2015 to present 
  • Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council  
  • ANCSA Regional Association, Director, 1999 to present, President, 2004 to 2008 
  • Alaskans Standing Together – Director 
  • 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  
  • Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Board 

Sheri has been employed by Chugach Alaska Corporation since 1998 and serves as its Board Chair and Director. 

Sheri’s family is from the Native Village of Tatitlek. She graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in accounting and from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida with a business degree. Sheri and her husband, Gary, have two beautiful children, Anastasia and Bo.

Nancy Lee Robart
Director

Nanci Lee Robart is the newest member of the Tatitlek Board, having joined in 2018. She is the daughter of the late Tatitlek Chief Gary Kompkoff.

Nanci 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. She is the President of the Tatitlek IRA Council and also serves on the Chugach Regional Resource Commission, the Chugach School District Board and other regional committees. She is very involved in the Village of Tatitlek and brings those perspectives to the Tatitlek Board. 

Nanci and her husband, Floyd, have 3 wonderful children, Benjamin, Lydia and Talya.