Neisha Jones Fills New Director of People and Culture Role at the ASLC
July 27, 2023

The Alaska SeaLife Center is proud to announce that Neisha Jones has been chosen to become the Center’s first Director of People and Culture. In this newly created executive leadership position, Jones will serve as the organizational lead for all human resources and diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) functions. 




“People and culture are core determinants of our success as an organization, and ASLC is committed to attracting and retaining top talent. The recruitment of Neisha Jones in the newly created position of Director of People and Culture is another significant step towards the fulfillment of this commitment,” said Tara Riemer, ASLC President and CEO.

Jones is a certified professional in human resources and a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) practitioner with over 10 years of experience practicing human resources in the public, non-profit, and education industries. Jones’ extensive work with national organizations is a major asset in ASLC’s DEAI efforts and advancement of organizational environmental initiatives within Alaska and beyond. 

The new director’s expertise is in labor relations, talent strategy, leadership development, and strategic planning, with an emphasis in embedding equity and inclusion into human resources strategy and implementation. Jones’ passion simultaneously entails building human resources organizational infrastructure and fostering cultures of belonging where employees feel safe and empowered to do their best work. 

“With ASLC’s recent focus on integrating diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility practices for both staff and visitors, Neisha Jones’ expertise will really help us advance our culture of equity, excellence, and belonging and help create a safe place for all to explore the wonders of Alaska’s marine ecosystems,” said Tara Riemer. 

In addition to their new role at the ASLC, Jones serves as Board President for New Life Development and as a Board Member for Best Beginnings. 

“I’m most looking forward to defining what it means to model a culture of belonging at ASLC where staff feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work. Empowered staff are productive stewards of our organization, respective communities, and ultimately great stewards of Alaska’s marine ecosystems,” said Jones.

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