Program Officer Jayson Smart brings unique experience from the public and nonprofit sectors to his role advancing partnerships between the foundation and Alaska organizations.
Smart formerly served as deputy director with the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services, and has a background in social service agency management with a focus on disability advocacy and policy. He also has held positions in arts and education administration.
Smart presently serves as a board member of Out North Contemporary Art House in Anchorage, and Trustee of the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and is a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska.
Smart holds two degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage: a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in public management; and a B.A. in psychology. He has spent the last 27 years in Southcentral Alaska, and his family, with three fast growing children, have lived in Wasilla since 2009.