Jamie Hansen

Principal Consultant & CEO

email jamie@iialaska.com | phone 907.450.2461

Principal 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.

Jana Peirce

Senior Consultant

email jana@iialaska.com | 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.

Doug Toelle

email doug@iialaska.com | phone 907.460.4720

Senior Consultant Doug Toelle is a longtime shareholder with Information Insights, and he brings over a decade of experience in policy research, advocacy, management, and marketing.
Doug Toelle’s background includes 12 years as the Advocacy Director at Access Alaska, which is a federally recognized Independent Living Center serving older Alaskans and those living with a disability. In this position he analyzed, researched, drafted, and advocated for local, state, and federal legislation that impacted Alaska’s seniors and those with disabilities. Doug is a small business owner of the award-
winning Running Reindeer Ranch. Doug serves as a Board Member with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), as well as on the Alaska Leadership Council for the National MS Society. He also serves on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Diversity Advisory Council, the City of Fairbanks Diversity Council, and as a Governor appointed member of the Statewide Independent Living Council. Doug is a member of the National MS Society Advocacy Hall of Fame and a 2019 winner of the NCIL Region 10 Advocate of the Year award. Doug brings a wide range of experience and service to Information Insights.

Alli Harvey

Senior Consultant

email alli@iialaska.com | phone 907.450.2455

Senior Consultant Alli Harvey has over a decade of experience working with nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, communications and organizational development. An extraordinary facilitator with a passion for connecting people and supporting teams, Alli uses deep listening, analysis and empathy to help clients identify underlying needs and design solutions from there.

Prior to joining Information Insights in 2019, Alli led the Sierra Club’s Alaska campaigns, working with a national team of skilled media strategists, policy experts, grassroots organizers, and digital content designers to develop and implement effective strategies for promoting the organization’s state and national goals. Alli also writes an ongoing outdoors column for the Anchorage Daily News, and runs her small business, Alli Harvey Art, in downtown Palmer, Alaska. Alli holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from the New School University in New York City, which she has used to advocate for effective transportation and local food systems in Alaska.

Rick Lonn

Grant Administrator/ Consultant

email rick@iialaska.com | 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.

Susan Pruitt

Administrative Coordinator

email susan@iialaska.com | 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. She also owned a

restaurant with her family, The Pasta Shop, where they made homemade pasta and sausage. Susan holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Debbie Mowrey

Accountant Advisor

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email debbie@iialaska.com | phone 907.322.4744 | 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

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Co-founder and Advisor (CEO Emeritus)

email ellen@iialaska.com | phone 907.450.2454 | fax 907.450.2470

Ellen Ganley is the CEO and and Co-founder of 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 former 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.

Anna Sorenson

email anna@iialaska.com   | phone 907.450.2470 | fax 907.450.2470

Anna provides the financial and business administration oversight for the firm. A thoughtful and detail oriented approach is the foundation of her methodology for the broad scope of work she is responsible for.
Prior to moving into the private sector at Information Insights in 2020, Anna accrued 8 years of nonprofit accounting and administration experience and 6 years as a legislative aide in the Alaska State Legislature. She has 11 years of nonprofit board experience that includes fiscal oversight, budget development, strategic and organizational planning, policy development, and executive hiring, oversight, and evaluation. Her other finance credentials include experience with campaign finance reporting and operating a small bookkeeping business for the past 10 years.
Anna’s passion side-gigs include timing ski races for the local nordic ski club and supporting her husband’s catering company as social media wizard and sous chef.