information-insights-staff-18Ellen Ganley

Co-founder, CEO and Principal Consultant

email | phone 907.450.2454 | fax 907.450.2470

Ellen Ganley is the CEO and Principal Consultant at Information Insights. With a background in public health and program evaluation, Ellen’s recent work has focused on health workforce recruitment and retention, Medicaid billing, tobacco cessation, and health-related public opinion surveys. Ellen is a member of the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and served as President of the Alaska Public Health Association. Before founding Information Insights with Brian Rogers, Ellen worked as a substance abuse counselor and program administrator, a state health planner, and founded and managed an organization that conducted quality assurance reviews of human service programs.

Ellen’s work on the Lost Alaskans: Morningside Hospital Project was honored with the 2011 Pathfinder Award by the Alaska Historical Society for uncovering and publishing records of Territorial Alaskans with mental illness and developmental disabilities who were institutionalized outside the state.

Ellen earned a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Urban Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii.


information-insights-staff-17Rick Lonn

Grant Administrator/ Consultant

email | phone 907.450.2484 | fax 907.450.2470

Rick Lonn administers the Behavioral Health Mini-Grant Program and the Developmental Disabilities Mini-Grant Program through contracts with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. For both programs, grants are provided to Trust beneficiaries for services not covered by other funding sources. The Program Administrator is responsible for submitting grant requests on behalf of individuals and documenting the use of grant funds. Prior to working with the Trust, Rick provided technical support for MediTrack, a Medicaid online billing service. Rick joined Information Insights shortly after its founding and is the corporate secretary/treasurer. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.



jana-edited-websizeJana Peirce

Senior Consultant

email | phone 907.450.2450 | fax 907.450.2470

Jana Peirce is an experienced project manager, research analyst, and web and graphic designer who has served as a Senior Consultant with the company for over 10 years. Recent projects have focused on regional energy planning, executive assessments, and salary and benefits studies. Jana has designed websites and helped develop public input processes and social media campaigns for many clients, including Alaska nonprofits, municipalities and state agencies. She has conducted public meetings in over a dozen rural Alaska communities from Hoonah to Barrow. A strong writer with a background in economics and magazine journalism, Jana authors or edits many Information Insights’ reports and enjoys developing charts and information graphics to help bring clarity to complex topics.

Before joining Information Insights in 2003, Jana served as the senior web developer for Third Sector Technologies and as production manager for Mushing Magazine. Jana holds a B.A. in Economics and B.A. in International Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.


information-insights-staff-13Jamie Hansen

Senior Consultant

email | phone 907.450.2461

Senior Consultant Jamie Hansen holds an M.S. in Resources and Applied Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has strong communication, project management, and analytical skills. Jamie manages many of Information Insights’ Research and Analysis projects, specializing in economic modeling, data analysis, and quantitative and qualitative survey methods. Her recent work at Information Insights has focused on regional energy planning and community outreach, economic impact assessment, workforce development, and grant evaluation.

Prior to joining Information Insights in 2013, Jamie worked for the University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development on several projects for businesses and nonprofits in urban and rural Alaska, including business plans and feasibility and market studies. Jamie also holds a B.A. in International Studies from Earlham College and a M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, which she put to use working in the field of international development in the Middle East for four years.


information-insights-staff-7Debbie Mowrey


email | phone 907.450.2457 | fax 907.450.2470

Debbie Mowery sets up and supervises accounting and management systems at Information Insights. She provides revenue and expense forecasts and works with other members of the management team to keep the company running smoothly. As part of her job, Debbie also provides accounting support and conference planning services for the Alaska Public Health Association. Debbie has over 20 years of experience providing accounting services to Fairbanks-area businesses and statewide nonprofits. Prior to joining Information Insights in 1999, Debbie was administrative manager for a Fairbanks nonprofit. She also provided accounting service oversight for a local CPA firm and accounting services to small businesses. She holds A.A.S. degrees in Business and Accounting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.



susan-websizeSusan Pruitt

Office Manager

email | phone 907.450.2488 | fax 907.450.2470

Susan Pruitt provides bookkeeping and administrative support for Information Insights and assists company clients with program administration and conference planning. Her recent project work includes online survey design and administration, conference and meeting logistics, and grant administration. Prior to joining Information Insights in 2002, Susan worked for six years for a national corporation providing bookkeeping and administrative services. Susan holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.




ackermangrant15Grant Ackerman

Graphic Design

email | phone 907.450.2450 | fax 907.450.2470

Grant Ackerman uses his strong web and graphic design skills to support and enhance many Information Insights projects. Since he started with the company as a high school intern in 2012, Grant has developed branding and public outreach materials, including logos, conference programs, newsletters and websites, for nonprofit clients and state programs. He also supports Information Insights research projects with data collection and survey administration. Grant is currently working towards a B.S. in Political Science/International Relations at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.