Board of Directors

Committed to Supporting Women's Leadership in Alaska

Teresa Jacobsson

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Founder/President

Teresa Jacobsson established the Alaska Women's Leadership Forum to provide a supportive platform for women in Alaska. She is the CEO of JW Industries Group, an SBA 8(a) company, and board founder/director of the Alaska Tribal Administrators Association and the Jacobsson Foundation. Teresa is an advocate for women and children and mentors women in business and those recovering from trauma.

Woodrie Burich

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Vice-President

Woodrie Burich is the founder of The Integration Group and Boundaries Before Burnout® group coaching program. She has over a decade of experience working in stress management and combines this with more than 20 years in tech working with Fortune 500 enterprise organizations. She is a national speaker, has spoken at TEDx, and talks about sustainable success and inspired leadership in her quarterly column for Alaska Business Magazine.

Tracey Parrish

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Treasurer

Tracey Parrish is the owner and founder of the multi-state company Alaska Pacific Insurance Agency and founder of the non-profit Brix, established to inspire, encourage and educate young women in their careers. Tracey is a wife and mother that supports many non-profits and community endeavors with heart and humor and was recently named the Women Entrepreneur of the Year in Leadership for Alaska.

Christina Gamache

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Secretary

Christina Gamache is the owner of Audax Wealth Management, an investment management and fractional CFO firm. She is an author, speaker and avid volunteer in her community. Christina believes that being a steward of wealth means having the privilege to drive change and make the world a better place.  She has lived around the world and the U.S. with her husband and two adventurous daughters.  

Kelly Stewart

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Director

Kelly Stewart is a lifelong Alaskan with over 30 years of professional experience working with local and remote teams in multiple industry sectors. Trained as a chemist, she worked in remote Alaska sampling and testing for contaminants until making the switch to technology and management consulting. Today she is a strategic advisor with Gartner helping clients with their high risk initiatives.  Kelly is married with four daughters.  She serves as Treasurer for her local Rotary club, is joining the Senior Center board of directors and will serve as Committee Chair for next year’s Garden Gala event.