Staff

Lisa Rieger

Lisa Rieger

BA, Yale; JD, Univ. of California's Hastings College of Law; M.Phil. in Criminology, Cambridge University

Executive Director, non-voting Board Member

Lisa Rieger is a semi-retired general counsel who served as Chief Legal Officer of Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), a tribal social service not-for-profit organization providing social services to Alaska Natives and American Indians for almost two decades, where as a member of the executive team her responsibilities included general counsel, board governance and government relations in the service of creating systemic change to improve outcomes for Alaska Native and American Indian people. There she also developed expertise in the creation of for-profit entities to support non-profit organizations and missions. After serving as a public defender in Oakland, California, she was tenured faculty at the Justice Center, University of Alaska, Anchorage, and then associate general counsel with the private for-profit Cook Inlet Region Inc. from 2001 until joining CITC in 2005. She has also served on state-wide commissions and non-profit boards of directors for the past 25 years, including the boards of Covenant House Alaska, Alaska Native Justice Center, Alaska YWCA, Alaska ACLU, and Planned Parenthood of Alaska (now Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest), and the Alaska Supreme Court’s Access to Civil Justice and the Alaska Second Chance Re-Entry Task Force. Ms. Rieger holds a J.D. from the University of California’s San Francisco Law School, an M.Phil. in Criminology from Cambridge University, and a BA from Yale University.

Liana Epstein

Liana Epstein

BA, Yale

Communications Director