Karen Caindec Photo

Karen Caindec, Tlingit

Chairman, 2022 – present
Director, 2004-present

Ms. Karen Caindec was born in Anchorage and raised in Eagle River, Valdez, and Seward, Alaska. She is Tlingit and a Cook Inlet Region, Inc. shareholder. As a recipient of The CIRI Foundation scholarship, Ms. Caindec earned a degree in international business from Georgetown University. She serves as chairman of the Southcentral Foundation Board of Directors, is a member of the executive, audit, and compensation committees, and is involved with the SCF Learning Institute. Ms. Caindec serves as a director for the Alaska Native Medical Center Joint Operating Board and is a member of the Policy Committee. In 2014, she was awarded the National Indian Health Board Regional Impact Award in recognition of her essential work with American Indian/Alaska Native health research.