Advisory Board

Jan Newman, Jamie Allison, Mike Liebing, Pat Chesbro, and Debby Retherford.


The Palmer Community Foundation has a volunteer Advisory Board of local residents that works with the staff at The Alaska Community Foundation. This Advisory Board also works closely with donors to build PCF’s community endowment and makes local grantmaking decisions to enhance the quality of life for Matanuska River Communities.

Mike Liebing, Chair

Pat Chesbro, Vice Chair

Jan Newman, Secretary

Jamie Allison

Jim Cooper

Penny Champney

Saunders McNeill

Debby Retherford

Erin Dwyer, Program Manager

If you are interested in becoming a Palmer CF Advisory Board Member, please speak to a current Advisor and please fill out an application. When you have completed the application, give it to a current Advisory Board member.

For position descriptions for the Advisory Board, please review these “PCF Advisory Board Descriptions.”