Sonta Hamilton Roach
Sonta Hamilton Roach, of Shageluk, Alaska, was elected to the Doyon, Limited board of directors in March 2013. She serves on the executive committee and the Doyon Oil Field Services board. Hamilton Roach is also a Doyon Foundation board member and serves on the language advisory committee and chairs the scholarship committee. She is an elementary teacher in Shageluk, and also serves as a member of the Education Northwest board. Previous work and board experience include temporary faculty member for the University of Alaska Fairbanks (2016), member and chair of the Doyon shareholder relations committee, and SERRC Project CREATE advisory committee (which she helped to develop a teacher evaluation tool that incorporated existing cultural standards). She also served on the Shageluk IRA Tribal Council and on the executive committee for Spirit of Youth. Hamilton Roach owns a consulting business for event planning and facilitation, grant writing, and environmental program management. She received a bachelor’s degree in rural development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has earned a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Alaska Southeast.