YPG Fall Summit Series - Diversity in Anchorage: Actionable and Implementable Ideas
A BIPOC panel focusing on diversity within Anchorage. Our goal is to focus on actionable and implementable ideas that we can take with us into our professional and personal lives.
Moderator: Jocasta Olp, Diversity Coordinator, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
- Chief Justin Doll
- Deputy Chief Kenneth McCoy
- Dr. Kristina Bellamy, Director of Teaching & Learning, Anchorage School District
- Cordelia Qigñaaq Kellie
- Emily Kwon, Rasmuson Foundation
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Dr. Jocasta Gee Olp is the Diversity Coordinator for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, a Clinical Pharmacist at CareSource, and offers Expert Advisory through Jocasta Consulting. Dr. Olp is a Board Member of the Alaska Black Caucus and a Board Member of the Anchorage Library Foundation.
Chief Justin Doll proudly serves as the Chief of Police for the Anchorage Police Department (APD) in Anchorage, Alaska. He was promoted to Chief in June 2017.
He is a lifelong Alaskan with close ties to the community having moved here with his family when he was young. He graduated from West High School and continued his education at the University of Alaska Anchorage receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast.
Before beginning in law enforcement, Chief Doll enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and served until 2001. In 1996, he joined APD as a recruit in the Academy. Over the course of his 20 plus year career, he has held command positions in the Patrol Division, Traffic, Homicide and Robbery/Assault Units, and the Crime Suppression Division. He also spent time as a member of the Bomb Squad and SWAT Units and even returned to the police academy as an instructor. His formal law enforcement education did not end at APD’s academy, he is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute.
Chief Doll is a member of several professional organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), the National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA), and the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). In 2020, Chief Doll was one of the very few chiefs nationwide to be asked to participate in the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Reduction of Crime working group.
Chief Doll and his wife Monique have been married more than 20 years.
Deputy Chief McCoy serves as the Deputy Chief of the Police for the Anchorage Police Department in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his law enforcement career with the Anchorage Police Department in 1994, where he rose steadily through the ranks, serving in command assignments in patrol, investigations and internal affairs. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in August of 2017.
Deputy Chief McCoy attended the New Mexico Military Institute where he received his commission into the United States Army in 1990. After commissioning he served ten years with the Alaska Army National Guard. He received an Honorable Discharge, at the rank of Captain, in February of 2000.
Deputy Chief McCoy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a criminal justice certificate from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 265 and the FBI National Executive Institute, session 42.
Deputy Chief McCoy is a member of the FBI National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA), the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA).
In 2019 Deputy Chief McCoy was inducted as an Honorary Commander for Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson (JBER), Alaska.
Deputy Chief McCoy has been married to his wife, Sue, for 26 years and has three children, Megan, Ken and Adrianna.
Emily Kwon joined Rasmuson Foundation in August 2017 as a communications intern. She transitioned to a full-time position in November 2017 and was promoted in 2019 to serve as an associate on the external affairs team.
She was born and raised in Anchorage and attended Arizona State University, where she studied biological sciences. While at the university, she became active in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community groups including the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and she took on leadership positions in the student-run AAPI coalition. During this time, she worked closely with other coalitions of marginalized groups to celebrate their history and culture and to educate other students and faculty on the importance of diversity and equity.
She continues her involvement today as the president of the Korean American Community of Alaska?s NexGen group, where she volunteers her time at various events and helps connect the younger generation of Korean Americans with the older generation. She also volunteers as a teacher at St. Andrew Kim Parish?s Saturday school, teaching high school students the values of generosity, spirituality and community and assisting with activities and fundraising events hosted by her church. Emily also served as Anchorage chapter member of the National Asian Pacific American Women?s Forum and works to spread awareness about the history of and issues faced by the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Alaska and the rest of the United States.
Emily is passionate about helping her community, uplifting young people and connecting with her culture. She enjoys reading, learning how to cook her favorite Korean dishes, exploring the Alaska landscape and searching for her next favorite local restaurant.
Cordelia Qigñaaq Kellie
A lifelong Alaskan, Cordelia's family has lived in Alaska's Arctic for 10,000 years. She is from the Tagarook, James, Segevan and Peetook families of Wainwright and has aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews across the North Slope and into the Northwest Arctic.
Cordelia was raised in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley on Dena'ina Athabascan land and graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a bachelor's degree in English Language and Rhetoric with a Minor in Communications. Through roles in grassroots community organizing, legislative affairs, community economic development, and stakeholder strategy and engagement, Cordelia brings a diverse understanding of the breadth and importance of external relations and communications, and the unique relationship the field has to policy, lands issues, operations, advocacy and intercultural understanding.
Cordelia seeks to contribute to her region and strengthen dialogue, pathways for knowledge sharing and organizational understanding for the interests of Alaska Native people. She is invested in learning, teaching and sharing about Iñupiat and Alaska Native cultures, socio-cultural trends, history, and policy.
When she's not traveling to rural communities or in the office, Cordelia enjoys photography, writing, floral arranging, sewing, and studying intercultural exchanges and Iñupiat language.
Dr. Kristina Bellamy, Director of Teaching & Learning, Anchorage School District
Experienced and effective administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, specializing in curriculum, instruction, central office transformation, adult learning and assessment. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, K-12 Education, Event Planning, Educational Assessment, and Literacy. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in educational leadership and policy studies from University of Washington.