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The Board

To contact any of our board members please reach out to us here.

Jim Carroll

member
board member since 2010

Liaison with Juneau Hospice and Home Care.

 

Julie DeLong

member
board member since 2013

Julie is the Home and Community Based Services Regional Coordinator at Southeast Senior Services. She arrived in Juneau in 1988 and has provided direct service and program management with The Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc.; Hospice and Home Care of Juneau; and Wildflower Court, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. She is married to local tenor Jay Query and they have two daughters, Abby & Katrina.

 

Hal Geiger

PRESIDENT
board member since 2006

Hal is a biologist and biostatistician who has lived in Juneau since 1982. He is married to Sigrid Dahlberg, and they have two children, Will and Beth. He has done research on the effects of salmon hatcheries, the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on pink salmon, conservation genetics, and salmon stock assessment techniques. He has a long-term interest in jazz and blues, as well as traditional archery and the outdoors.

 

Joni Gill Pico

member
board member

Joni Gill Pico has been a social worker since 1986, and worked in health care at SEARCH during the 1990s. Currently she is the Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator at Hospice and Homecare of Juneau. Joni is the single mother of a daughter who attends Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau Alaska.

 

William Martin, M.D.

member
board member since 2017

Dr. Martin is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Juneau.

 

Sue Nielson

member
board member since 2012

Sue Nielsen was born and raised in Juneau, and she is a third generation Juneauite. Her career was in human resource management with Behrends Bank and the State of Alaska.  She previously served on the Hospice Board during the 1990's. Currently she is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Widowed Persons Program and a member of AARP Juneau Community Council. She is also a member of the Retired State Association and Juneau Community Resource Network. She has two children and five grandchildren. Sue is a Master Gardener and is often found planting in her garden when she is not working on a community event.

 

Larry Talley

vice-president
board member since 2011

NOAA Computer Specialist

 

Bob Urata, M.D.

member
board member since 2000

Bob is a family physician practicing in Juneau since 1984. He has been the medical director of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau since 1987 and he was a founding board member of the Foundation for End of Life Care. He was born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska, and he is married and has three children. Bob enjoys basketball, golf, and travel.

 

Fr. Gordon Blue

Member
board member since 2017

Rev. Gordon Blue is the Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Juneau. Before coming to the ministry, he was a marine engineer, commercial fisherman, boat-owner, and Native Corporation Consultant.  He's served on boards, as well as worked for or run 21 different organizations and businesses.  They include the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, the Alaska Longline Fisheries Association, and Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services.

 

Bruce Weyhrauch

secretary
board member since 2014

Bruce B. Weyhrauch has practiced law in Alaska since 1987. He helped craft legislation in Alaska that helped incorporate the "five-wishes" each of us need to deal with when completing an end of life health care directive. He is married to Luann and has three children, ages 23, 21, and 18.