Cari-Ann was appointed executive director of the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium in March of 2015. In addition to having more than 20 years of leadership experience in Alaska, Cari-Ann has an abundance of enthusiasm for education and a deep passion for Alaska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Alaska Pacific University, and a certificate of nonprofit management from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she held several positions at APICC, including program coordinator, manager, and deputy director. Cari-Ann is a life-long Alaskan, born in Adak. She has spent most of her life residing in Anchorage, but has also lived in King Cove and the Mat-Su Valley.
Jane Oakley manages the North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), a collaborative effort of the North Slope producers and their contractors, to provide basic safety training for their workers. She is responsible for working with NSTC members and licensed third-party providers to maintain the quality of the curriculum and instruction.
Jane has a master’s degree in adult education and 30 years’ experience as a curriculum-development specialist, trainer and consultant. For 17 years, she was an independent training contractor working as “Jane Oakley and Associates.” Her clients included companies in the financial services, retail, oil and gas industries, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. She designed and instructed courses in interpersonal communication skills, conflict management, strategic planning, team-building, facilitation, management and supervision, and training for trainers. During those years, she provided training and consulting for the major North Slope oil and gas producers and designed oil spill response courses. She worked with the NSTC from 1999 – 2005 to design and co-instruct the Evaluator Workshop and provide update training for NSTC instructors.
Prior to her work at the North Slope Training Cooperative, Jane was the training coordinator for Resource Solutions at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she designed and co-instructed six workshops in the Collaborative Leadership Series. Those workshops provided skills-building in collaborative problem-solving, facilitation, public involvement, and community decision-making for governmental agencies, Alaska Native for-profit and nonprofit organizations and private industry. She also designed courses for the University of Alaska’s statewide Certified Public Manager Program and served as an adjunct faculty member.
Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator
Chrystina Coberly is the newest member of the APICC team in the role of Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator. She comes to us from Swedish Medical Center and Providence Health and Services, Alaska where she supported the Hospital’s Executive Leadership team in the role of Executive Assistant. While working in Hospital Administration, Chrystina fulfilled a number of roles and duties including office administration, documentation creation, project support, travel administration, and conference management. In addition to her numerous years in the Healthcare setting, she also has experience in supporting leaders in the Architecture and Engineering industry. One of Chrystina’s passions is organizing and networking to connect companies and individuals with shared needs. She also enjoys bringing leadership support and project coordination and administration to the table. She is looking to utilize her varied skillset to advance the mission of APICC.
After attempting the adventure of living in Washington after 40 years in Alaska, she found she missed the wonderful state of Alaska and its people, and returned. In her time off she enjoys home and office organization, aka Chaos Control and home staging. She is also passionate about safety and emergency management where she holds numerous FEMA certifications.
Cassie began working for APICC in August of 2008, as an Americorps VISTA. As a VISTA she assisted with APICC’s Priority Occupations Report and career outreach initiatives. After completing her time with Americorps, Cassie was hired full time to fill the role of NSTC Program Assistant where she assisted with the day-to-day operations of the North Slope Training Cooperative. In April of 2015, she was promoted to the position of Communications Specialist, where she has the opportunity to use her talent for creative design and technical expertise in designing APICC’s promotional and outreach materials. She is also responsible for newsletters, media contacts, press releases, member communications and social media.
Cassie holds an Associates degree in Arts and Sciences from Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her focus at GRCC was on Biology and Journalism. After receiving her AA, she transfered to Eastern Michigan University, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and majored in Public Law and Government, with a minor in Journalism.
Membership and Outreach Coordinator
Martha, APICC’s new Membership and Outreach Coordinator, comes to us from UAA’s Community and Technical College, where she was the college and career pathways coordinator. While at UAA, Martha worked with secondary students, assisting with career-readiness activities and with professional-development programs for teachers, including UAA’s side of the Teacher Industry Externship program. One of Martha’s passions is connecting students to training to help them fulfill their aspirations. She is no stranger to classroom presentations or to outreach activities and is looking forward to utilizing her skillset to advance the mission of APICC. Martha holds a B.S. and M.S. from Central Washington University, as well as a graduate certificate from UAA, all related to career and technical education.
Martha enjoys much of what Alaska has to offer. Summer finds her fly fishing, boating, hiking, shooting or photographing Alaska’s wonders. In the winter, she’s dreaming about fly fishing while tying flies to replenish her fly boxes. The Alaska Fly Fishers Club utilizes her talents as the newsletter editor, and Martha is the Alaska program coordinator for Casting for Recovery, a national nonprofit organization designed to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through programs built around fly fishing.
Ashleigh provides administrative support in the APICC office, and customer service to our members. She came to APICC from the Chariot Group, where she advanced positions rapidly and quickly proved herself exceptionally capable. Ashleigh is a lifelong Alaskan, graduate of Palmer High School, and enjoys the outdoors, camping and fishing.