Village Profile

Board of Directors

Calista encourages Shareholders to provide feedback and direction to the company by speaking with their representative board members, or by serving on the Board directly.

Shareholder Relations Committee (updated October 30,2017)

Formed in 2004, Calista Corporation's Shareholder Relations Committee is comprised of five members from the Board of Directors. Each year, generally in the first quarter and fourth quarter, they travel to communities around the YK Delta to provide updates on Calista's operations and activities. One or two staff members usually join the Committee.

2017 November

Unfortunately, there is a lack of aircraft available during the proposed visit dates in November. We will work with the Tribes to reschedule the meetings for early 2018. Please stay tuned. And we hope to see you in Anchorage on Nov. 14!

    • Nov. 14: Anchorage, 6p at Coast International Inn, McKinley East Room (flyer, jpg, 441kb) - Google Maps

2017 Nov. SRC Tour Calendar 

Helpful Documents


General duties

Members of Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors are elected by Shareholders to provide guidance to the company on a variety of matters. Their duties include responsibility for hiring and reviewing the performance of the company’s president/CEO, establishing broad policies and objectives, for approving budgets and ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources.


Elections are held annually, with the final count of votes determined by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm at the annual meeting. Terms last for three years.

How to be a Board of Director candidate

Board of Director candidate solicitation generally opens a few months before the annual meeting, with the deadline for candidate solicitation announced at that time. To learn exactly when candidate applications are accepted, please watch for the Storyknife newsletter, special mailings, and/or announcements online such as the Calista Facebook page. To ensure you are notified of candidate openings, please provide Shareholder Records with your current contact information.

Who can be a candidate

Calista Board of Director candidates must be at least 18 years old and must be a Calista Corporation Shareholder.

Note: To send a message to a Director, go to the Contact Us page and fill out the contact form.


Myron P. Naneng, Sr., Director

Home Village: Hooper Bay
Villages Represented:
Hooper Bay, Paimuit, Chevak, Scammon Bay

JoAnn Werning, Director

Home Village: Alakanuk
Villages Represented:
Alakanuk, Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua),
 Bill Moore's Slough, Hamilton, Emmonak

Robert L. Beans, Secretary

Home Village: Mountain Village
Villages Represented:
Kotlik, Chuloonawick, Mountain Village, Pitka's Point, St. Mary's

George Guy, Vice-Chair

Home Village: Kwethluk
Villages Represented:
Kwethluk, Napaskiak, Oscarville, Napakiak, Eek

Johnny Evan

Home Village: Tuntutuliak
Villages Represented:
Tuntutuliak, Quinhagak, Goodnews Bay, Platinum, Kwigillingok, Kipnuk, Kongiganak

Wayne Don, Board Chair

Home Village: Mekoryuk
Villages Represented:
Mekoryuk, Chefornak, Toksook Bay, Umkumiut, Tununak, Nightmute, Newtok

Margaret Pohjola, Treasurer

Home Village: Chuathbaluk
Villages Represented:
Lime Village, Stony River, Sleetmute, Red Devil, Crooked Creek, Georgetown, Napaimute, Chuathbaluk, Aniak, Kalskag (Upper), Lower Kalskag

Willie Kasayulie, Director

Home Village: Akiachak
Villages Represented:
Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Atmautluak, Nunapitchuk, Kasigluk

Earl Samuelson, Sr., Director

Home Village: Bethel
Villages Represented:

Leslie R. Hunter, Sr., Director

Home Village: Marshall
Villages Represented:
Andreafski, Pilot Station, Marshall, Ohagamuit, Russian Mission

Robert J. Hoffman, Director

Home Village: Bethel
Villages Represented:
Any Shareholder

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