Fred Bifelt is a Koyukon Athabascan from Huslia, Alaska who has worked in the construction business for 40 years as a Laborer and Carpenter.
He has operated a Big Game Commercial service company for 10 years and worked as a Big Game Guide for 10 years prior to that.
He is currently semi-retired and helps his wife operate their retail grocery store in Huslia.
He is also a vested member of 942 Labor Union and has worked many years at Prudhoe Bay for Doyon Drilling and various contract companies.
Residence: Huslia, Ak
3 yr term – expires March 2023.
Vice-Chairperson, Seat C
Speedy Sam is a Koyukon Native and lives on the Koyukuk River. His parents are Wilson and Eleanor Sam. He has five beautiful kids and five grandkids.
After Graduating from High School, Speedy joined the Marine Corp. His service started in San Diego at Camp Lejeune; he spent 2 years in Japan (Mt. Fuji, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Philippines) Ocean Side, California; Frankfort, Germany; Cairo, Egypt; Somalia, Africa. Speedy was honorably discharged after 4 years of service to our country.
Speedy served as First and Second Chief of Huslia from 1994-2015. He also served ten years as an AVEC Delegate. He served as Mayor and Vice Mayor for Huslia 1996-2015.
Speedy is proud to serve on IRHA’s Board of Commissioners and pledges to work for all our Villages in the TCC Region and speak to as well as listen to our people.
Residence: Huslia, Ak
3yr term – expires March 2022
Teisha M. Simmons
Secretary/Treasurer – Seat B
Teisha Simmons is a tribal member of the Louden & Huslia Tribes. She has strong family ties in Galena, Koyukuk and Huslia.
Teisha worked in senior management positions throughout her professional career but now has her own private consulting business. She has a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a past member of the Doyon Limited board, the Doyon Foundation board and the Alaska Statewide Independent Living Council.
She has previously also served on the Interior Regional Housing Authority board. Teisha is the mother of a 13-year-old daughter.
3 yr term – expires March 2021
Larry A. Nathaniel
Chairperson, Seat A
Residence: Circle, AK
3 yr term – expires March 2021.
Commisioner, Seat D
Leah Woods is a tribal member from the village of Rampart. She resides in Fairbanks, Alaska. And spends her summer’s in Rampart, fishing with her family. Leah has two children Danielle, and Tristan.
Leah has worked for the Alaska Fire Service for the last 11 years, and recently started going to college full-time. Majoring in Political Science, and a minor in Tribal Government. Leah felt in order to serve her position as a Commissioner, she needed to further her education.
Leah is committed to serving our tribes in the Doyon Region. Focusing on strengthening our tribal community relationships, updating Policies/Procedures, and offering the best affordable housing programs.
3yr term – expires March, 2022