Kristen Moreland, the Executive Director of Healing Native Hearts Coalition. From, raised, and enrolled to Gwichyaa Zhee Gwichin Tribal Government (Fort Yukon, Alaska). She moved to Fairbanks to pursue her education and to raise her four beautiful children, Lydia, Nevaeh, Billie, and Taegan, with her Husband Travis Moreland. Her maternal grandparents are Mary Fields and the Late James Fields; Paternal Grandparents are the late James and Charlotte Peter from Fort Yukon. Her parents are Antoinette Halvorsen and Isaac Peter. She is the oldest of 10 siblings.
Mrs. Moreland has passionately worked for nonprofit organizations for the interior communities for over 10 years. She has planned, managed, developed programs, policies and procedures, and strives to help organizations operate at their fullest potential. She is recognized for her work to create efficient and effective programs; fostering a supportive team environment; and making sure the program/departments follow grant federal guidelines. She has her Associates Degree in Tribal Management and is a credits away from receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development. She also holds a handful of certificates.
Her ultimate goal is to educate and empower others so that they are equipped with the information needed to end Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in our communities. Laying a strong foundation of respect and compassion will foster an environment that will help employees to thrive in their positions with the end goal of achieving and surpassing the organization's mission. She thrives in high pressure and fast paced situations. Her interests are fishing, hunting, picking berries, traveling, anything that has to do with traditional activities and the land, and watching her daughters play basketball. She is also very competitive.