Tim Gilbert

Charlie Nelson
Vice President/Tribal Government
Services Administrator

Dan Bain
Chief Financial Officer

Kandy Barlow
Vice President of Health Services

Angela Joule
Human Resources Director

Robert Onders
Medical Director

Chad Sheldon
Chief Information Officer

Bree Swanson
Social Services Administrator

David Vensko
Chief Compliance Officer

Grace Singh
General Council

Human Resources

The Human Resources office provides the following services: assistance and guidance to hiring managers in the hiring and on-boarding process of new employees, full-services to all current employees for information regarding their employment, answer questions regarding policies, front line resource for employees and managers with questions regarding employee relations matters and interpretation of the Employee Handbook, recruitment, drug testing, fingerprinting, background checks, benefits, employee appreciation, longevity awards and Employee Orientation.

Maniilaq Association is an EEO/Native Preference employer, meaning that qualified Native applicants will be given hiring preference over non-Native applicants. A list of current  job vacancies and application information branches from this page. Additional relief and contractual jobs may be available but not displayed on the vacancy list. For information regarding these types of jobs, please contact the Human Resources office.

Planning & Development

Planning & Development provides technical, writing and general assistance to Maniilaq Association programs and regional partners with projects ranging from grant proposals, funding requests, applications & forms, renewals, documents, data research, MOA/MOU, letters of support, formatting, printing & publication, writing, power point and other presentations. Additionally, Planning & Development will maintain tracking of organizational data requested of the Maniilaq Board data and provide technical assistance with strategic planning.

Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology manages and maintains all telephone, FAX, computer systems, software and hardware throughout Maniilaq Association infrastructure. IT also manages the computer systems of the Traditional Council Offices throughout the Northwest Arctic Borough, as well as the corporate offices of the Northwest Iñupiat Housing Authority.

Additionally, IT installs and maintains private wireless Internet connections in 10 communities for, a joint service venture between Maniilaq Association, OTZ Telephone Co-op., and General Communications Inc. (GCI). For more information, or to sign-up for Internet service, please visit

Capital Projects

The Capital Projects Program is responsible for planning for and implementing projects that address the infrastructure needs of the company. The effort includes a Mater Planning process as well as specific project planning and development. Implementation of Capital Projects is accomplished through two methods:

  1. In-house or “force account’ projects for small projects, and
  2. contracting in the competitive public marketplace for larger projects. In either type of effort, the program is responsible for project oversight and project management. Capital Projects can include major asset procurement, major renovations or additions, and new facility construction.