Our Board of directors



Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.,
Senior Manager

An Alutiiq from Cordova, Alaska, Krystal Kompkoff was a crew member on her dad’s seining boat during her teen years. Currently, Krystal works at Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., as a Senior Manager in the Employment and Training Services Department. She has been managing workforce development and youth programs for over 25 years. Krystal serves as president of the Board of Directors at the Center for Safe Alaskans and Chair of the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition Leadership Team. She is a certified Second Order Change Trainer, which supports staff at all levels in youth-serving organizations to strengthen social and emotional intelligence. Krystal joined the Safe Alaskans Board of Directors in 2015.

Vice President


Alaska Native Medical Center,
Trauma Nurse Director

CAPT Angeline (Angie) Washington, MSN, RNC, CPN joined USPHS in June 2002 at Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC). She has 37 years of nursing experience with expertise across various specialties including: neurosurgical ICU, reconstructive orthopedic, neonatology, pediatrics, PICU, trauma, and neonatal/pediatric vascular access. Her mission is to serve and promote the health and wellness of Americans. Commissioned in the US Navy Reserves in 1986, she served until 1998. Currently, she is the Trauma Nurse Director for the ANMC trauma department. She serves on numerous Boards including the Mayors Advisory Board (MAB), Safe Alaskan, and Trauma Centers Association of America (TCAA). 

She has been a member of the Safe Alaskans Board since 2016. CAPT Washington is an excellent educator and facilitates trauma education for providers nationwide. She is an avid quilter and seamstress and loves to garden. She dedicates her career successes to her very loving and supportive family, husband Levi Washington, and three daughters, Kayla, Amy, and Megan.



Southern Region EMS,

Ronni Sullivan began her career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in 1977 in Dutch Harbor, where she served as a volunteer and later as a paid EMS provider, firefighter, and police officer. After attending school in Santa Barbara, CA, and getting her teaching credentials, she moved to Anchorage to work for the Southern Region EMS Council, first in training and later as Executive Director, serving in that capacity for 22 years. After leaving Southern Region, she was elected to the Chugiak Fire Service Area Board of Supervisors, where she has served as Chairman for the past 18 years. Long an advocate of injury prevention programs, she joined the Board of Directors of Safe Alaskans in 2006 and is currently serving as Secretary.



University of Alaska Anchorage,
Associate Professor

Soren Orley holds a professorship in accounting at the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Before joining academia, Soren’s career spanned roles at a global public accounting firm, as Chief Financial Officer for the Municipality of Anchorage, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Budget Finance at UAA. Additionally, he dedicated 30 years as an active Alaska Mountain Rescue Group participant. Presently, Soren is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Alaska and holds a Certified Fraud Examiner credential. He has served on the Safe Alaskans Board as Treasurer since 2009.

Gordon on exercise equipment at a Senior Center in Southcentral China


State of Alaska Division of Public Health,

Gordon Glaser was a Health Program Manager/Education Specialist at the Alaska Division of Public Health. While there, he provided statewide technical assistance, training, and planning in childhood injury prevention programs. Gordon was one of the first Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians and Instructors in the United States. He taught many CPS technician courses throughout Alaska, helped develop the CPS curriculum, and presented at conferences around the country. Gordon was a League of American Bicyclist Instructor from 2010-2019, teaching safe cycling to a wide variety of audiences.

Since retirement, Gordon has remained physically active by biking, practicing Tai Chi, and participating in fitness programs at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. He is an avid traveler both within Alaska and overseas. He serves and has served on the Boards of the Center for Safe Alaskans since it’s inception in 1999, the Alaska Commission on Aging, The North Star Community Council, AFSCME Retirement Chapter, RPEA, Mended Hearts, and the Anchorage Senior Advisory Center. Gordon is particularly interested in intergenerational and self-direction programming for older Alaskans.



Institute for Circumpolar Health,

Since 1974, Brian Saylor, PhD, MPH, has been deeply involved in Alaskan public health affairs. His journey started as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia, igniting his passion for healthcare planning and policy. Throughout his career, he’s held numerous prestigious roles, including health systems planner, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and Director of the Alaska Psychiatric Hospital. At the University of Alaska, Brian was the Director of UAA’s Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies.

He continues to teach and conduct applied health services research as the owner and principal of Saylor and Associates, an Alaskan health and human services evaluation research and consulting firm. Brian has served as the Alaska Injury Prevention Center/Safe Alaskans Board of Directors since its inception in 1999 and served as the Safe Alaskans Board President for eight years. Brian is well known for designing and building theater sets in Anchorage. Last year, he was voted the Best Set Designer in Anchorage.



Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium,
Injury Epidemiology Specialist

Hillary Strayer is the Injury Epidemiology Specialist III at ANTHC. For 16 years, she has supported Alaska Tribal Health Organizations by providing data analysis, evaluation, outreach, training, and technical assistance on such topics as surveillance, data analysis, and prevention approaches. Her work experience includes volunteering with the Peace Corps in West Africa and fifteen years of environmental project management in California. Hillary has served on the Center for Safe Alaskans Board for fourteen years, including six years as Board President.



Fairbanks Memorial Hospital,

Corlis Taylor lives in Fairbanks and retired from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after a 29 year career as Manager of the Education Department. While in this role, she was the Fairbanks Safe Kids Coordinator and became a Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor. Corlis Coordinated numerous community injury prevention activities. She has been on the Board of Directors for Safe Alaskans since its inception in 1999 as the Alaska Injury Prevention Center. Corlis continues to participate in many community organizations and is an avid quilter and wearable art designer.

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