Alyssa Bish is a driven, compassionate, intelligent, and kind leader who is dedicated to helping young Alaskans and their families. As the Director of Strategy and Impact at VOA Alaska, Alyssa is responsible for championing our strategic plan and initiatives, leading special projects and program enhancements, and improving stakeholder feedback and engagement processes. She greatly admires the strength and courage of the VOA Alaska team members who have the most rewarding and challenging roles of helping youth directly. Alyssa strives to support our team and those we serve through her creative solutions, innovative approaches, and organizational prowess. From designing the look and feel of our therapeutic spaces to drafting compelling proposals for funding, Alyssa applies her diverse educational and professional experiences toward uplifting VOA’s mission.
With over 13 years working in the non-profit sector, Alyssa has had the pleasure of helping to bring the world to Alaska through various roles at the Alaska World Affairs Council and to help secure essential funding for higher education programs and opportunities for students in her work with the University of Alaska Foundation. She earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Edinburgh in 2019 and a Bachelors of Arts in History and International Studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2013. Outside of the office, Alyssa can often be found strolling the local dog parks with her pack of golden retrievers, plotting her next house project, or enjoying summertime adventures in the Alaskan wilderness.