“Friday the 22nd May 2015 was a very exciting and much anticipated morning here in the centre as we received a visit from Gloria O’ Neill.  I had read Gloria’s bio which is hugely impressive but I wasn’t at all prepared for the amazing lady we met.  Gloria told her story, one of pure passion and drive, commitment and determination.  She is an inspiration and a breath of fresh air and it was such a joy to have her visit.  Thank you to the Donegal Diaspora Project at Donegal County Council for making it happen and thank you to our hugely talented  and creative locals who took part in the morning’s discussions: Edel MacBride, Morgan Ferriter, Ann McElchar, Ann McMenamin, Celine McGlynn and Sean O’Brogain.  Paddy McMenamin from the Hatter Tea room provided refreshments and Photos were taken by Roseypics. Thank you all”. Donna Maskery

 

Gloria O’Neill

President & Chief Executive Officer

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

 Serving as President and CEO of Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) since 1998, Gloria O’Neill has led the organization’s growth in becoming one of the major social service providers in Alaska. Through rigorous attention to community-based results, Ms. O’Neill has established CITC’s national reputation as a leading innovator of effective and replicable approaches to overcoming disparities in education, employment, family preservation and substance dependency. CITC provides nearly 50 essential programs serving more than 12,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people each year.

Ms. O’Neill currently serves as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents. She is also a member of the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board and Founder of Upper One Games, LLC. In her role of President and CEO of CITC Enterprises Inc. (CEI), Ms. O’Neill serves as Executive Chair and board member of E-Line Ventures, LLC.

At the national level, Ms. O’Neill was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), and is a former member of the Department of the Interior Tribal/Interior Budget Council and the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau. Ms. O’Neill also served as a Board member of the National CASA Association, and is a Fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship Program.

Ms. O’Neill earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Originally from Soldotna, Alaska, Ms. O’Neill is of Yup’ik and Irish descent.