The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation is committed to making Idaho an exemplary model for innovative learning, a destination for accessible world-class recreation, and the most desirable state for life after the military.
Never have so much experience that you know something cannot be done.Joe Albertson
Vision and Mission
Accelerating Opportunities In Idaho
Investing time, energy, and resources into: Limitless Learning, Stronger Communities, and Innovative Leaders.
Bringing Our Vision To Life
J.B. “Joe” Scott
Founding Chairman, DirectorView Bio »
J.B. “Joe” Scott
Founding Chairman, Director
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation was established in 1966 by Joe and Kathryn Albertson, and is still very much a family foundation driven by legacy. Joe and Kathryn’s grandson, J.B. “Joe” Scott, has served as the Chairman of the Foundation Board and Alscott, Inc. for more than 20 years. Joe stands firmly behind meaningful giving to create further opportunities for Idahoans and Idaho communities across the state. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hunting, and fishing; and more than anything spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Jamie Jo Scott
Board ChairView Bio »
Jamie Jo Scott
Over the course of Jamie’s career, she has been a leader in local and statewide philanthropy in Idaho. She served as the Foundation’s community grants coordinator and as a member and treasurer on the board of directors for more than 10 years before acting as executive director from 2008-2014. She has been active in the non-profit community as a board member and board committee chair of the Bogus Basin Recreational Association, and past board member of the Bishop Kelly Foundation, the Boise Art Museum, and the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Most recently, Jamie was selected for the Spring 2018 cohort of the two-year Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. These 24 leaders join a network of diverse and talented leaders who are reimagining America’s public schools. Jamie is a Boise native and mother of two sons. She brings her personal, professional, and educational experience, her entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for a better Idaho to her leadership role as President of the Foundation.
DirectorView Bio »
A 4th-generation member of the Albertson family and a Boise High graduate, Brian has deep Idaho roots and cares immensely about the community in which he lives and works. After spending 11 years in North Carolina, Brian moved back to Boise in 2017 and began overseeing real estate operations for Alscott and Whitetail. He is experienced in working with dynamic teams in a highly competitive environment, and he brings that same tenacious philosophy to his work with the Foundation, where he serves on the board of directors. Brian also serves as a board member for the Idaho Youth Ranch.
Chief Executive OfficerView Bio »
Chief Executive Officer
Brady is what you picture when you think of a hardworking, successful Idahoan. He spent 28 years building a career in Deloitte’s Boise office, ultimately becoming lead tax partner before retiring in 2012. Soon after, Brady started a new career as the CEO of the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of Alscott, Inc. Brady serves on the Advisory Boards for both the School of Accountancy and the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, allowing him the opportunity to give back to the university that served him nearly 30 years ago. Brady spends his free time fishing, hunting, and spending time with his wife, two boys (both Boise State grads), and soon-to-be four grandchildren.
Vice PresidentView Bio »
Brian began his finance career 25 years ago at Dean Witter, and since then his experience and leadership has spanned managing investments and lending for a local bank start-up to nearly 10 years with the local arm of Amresco working in commercial finance. Brian joined Alscott, Inc. in 2006 to bring his expertise in underwriting, asset and investment management, industry analysis, and capital markets support to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation as Chief Investment Officer. He also serves as Vice President and Board member of the Foundation, President of Alscott, Inc., and sits on multiple local operating business boards. Brian grew up in Boise, and is a husband and dad with two amazing kids in the Boise school system. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting, fly fishing, biking, golf, tennis, and skiing.
Executive DirectorView Bio »
Having served as an Idaho teacher, principal, superintendent, and ultimately chief deputy state superintendent, Roger has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing rural education, and appreciates the fierce independence of Idaho and Idahoans alike. Prior to joining the Foundation as Executive Director in 2013, Roger was co-director of the Idaho Leads project at Boise State University’s Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, and served as an Assistant Professor in the Executive Educational Leadership Program. Roger remains active in the business community through his service on a variety of boards, including Chairman of the Teach For America Regional Board. He is an avid outdoorsman and tennis player.
Director of Employee ExperienceView Bio »
Director of Employee Experience
Tiffany is a talented human resources professional with over 15 years of experience. Her goal is to help improve employee experiences and she is a hard-working, warm team player who takes pride in producing excellent results. Tiffany is the Director of Employee Experience for the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and Alscott. Prior to joining the Foundation, Tiffany served in HR at Boise State University, guiding and supporting over 4,000 employees. She is an Idaho native and lives with her family in Kuna. She enjoys spending time with her five kids and taking advantage of Idaho’s beautiful outdoors!
Tax DirectorView Bio »
Jodi is the Tax Director for the Foundation with over 25 years of experience as a CPA. Jodi supports the Foundation in all things taxes and accounting, and she spent 13 years working for national public accounting firms before becoming a consultant for many clients. Jodi is a talented leader who brings her incredible sense of humor and work ethic to the Foundation. She holds a Master of Accountancy from Washington State University and a B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from Whitworth University. An Idaho native, Jodi loves entertaining, going to concerts and sporting events, traveling, listening to audiobooks, and playing games with her husband and two teenage sons.
ControllerView Bio »
A certified public accountant by profession, Sam brings over 20 years of experience and a focus on organization, responsibility, and transparency. Prior to joining the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and Alscott, Inc. as Controller, Sam was a managing director with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he held various roles throughout the country. Although a transplant with his family to the area in 2012, Sam is a proud Idahoan.
Director of Information TechnologyView Bio »
Director of Information Technology
Sean has 20 plus years of experience in the field of information technology in both the public and corporate sectors. He has been responsible for and managed many IT initiatives which include the incorporation of virtualization technology, network design and deployment, and cloud-based service catalog solutions for state agencies to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining the Foundation as IT Director in 2018, Sean worked at Dell EMC as an IT Project Manager and at Southwest District Health as an IT Database Analyst. Sean enjoys camping, fishing, skiing, golf, and especially participating in any sports his kids are doing at that time.
Program OfficerView Bio »
Hillary brings a variety of experience from nearly 25 years in the non-profit sector. Hillary is a Program Officer, and she specializes in organizational best practices and program sustainability. She earned her master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and over the course of her career has held various leadership roles serving our community at the Idaho Humane Society, The Salvation Army, and St. Luke’s Health Foundation. In her work, her goal is to help find solutions and create new opportunities to build better communities. Hillary was raised in Boise, is married with a blended family of four kids, loves to read, and spends time enjoying the outdoors.
Program OfficerView Bio »
Bryan’s experience growing up in a military family and his leadership as an Army officer has given him a unique insight into developing Mission43 and the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse. Prior to joining the Foundation as Program Officer, Bryan held operations and management positions in Army aviation units, including nine deployments across Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa as a Special Operations helicopter pilot. His military background also helped him develop a strong sense of what makes a community a great place to live and play. That contributed to Bryan’s and his wife’s decision to relocate to Idaho in 2010, where they take full advantage of raising their three children around everything Idaho offers.
Program OfficerView Bio »
A former U.S. Army Green Beret, recipient of The Silver Star and Purple Heart, and former captain of the UCLA football team, Dan brings incredible energy, leadership, and compassion to his role as Program Officer. Dan leads Mission43, working to provide veterans and their spouses opportunities to lead, connect, be well, and find purpose after their military service. Dan is passionate about empowering transitioning military veterans and helping them lead a more meaningful civilian life. He is a proud husband and father of two boys, an adventure seeker, and a curious, lifelong learner.
Communications OfficerView Bio »
Stacia brings her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and strong communication skills to the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation as the Communications Officer. She grew up in Boise and is a proud University of Idaho graduate. She has a background in building positive client relationships, and while living in Chicago she worked at a commercial real estate firm and specialized in marketing, communications, and design. Stacia assists with the strategic direction and management of all awareness and partner communications for the Foundation. Stacia and her husband enjoy being back in Idaho to raise their two boys, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy Idaho’s beautiful outdoor recreation.
Grants CoordinatorView Bio »
Melissa has spent a lifetime acquiring experience in program and administration related areas. In her varied career, she has held positions as a corporate travel agent, presentation coordinator, database administrator, and executive assistant. After relocating to Boise, Melissa’s career included long-held positions at both Micron Technology and Deloitte and Touche LLP. As Grants Coordinator for the Foundation, Melissa is responsible for ensuring a quality grantmaking process and tracking progress toward the Foundation’s mission. She is a lifelong learner and eagerly pursues career development through continuing education and encourages others to strive toward excellence. Melissa enjoys time with her family, music, circuit training, yoga, hiking, biking, stand-up paddle boarding, and skiing.
Program CoordinatorView Bio »
Alison brings a breadth of experience to the Foundation in her role as Program Coordinator, where she has successfully built-out Education programs for veterans and works to create meaningful educational opportunities for Idahoans. With experience in the Air Force, coupled with her professional background in nonprofit management, corporate training and policy development, and education advising, Alison is making a lasting impact in her role with Mission43. She believes that members of the military community are ideal community leaders and that quality education is both accessible and available to help them reach their full potential. Alison is an expert resource, leader, and advocate for Idaho military families in pursuit of continuing education. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying the great Idaho outdoors with her “fluff children” and husband.
Program CoordinatorView Bio »
Brad is a dedicated and talented Program Coordinator and is responsible for the planning, organization, and execution of the Engagement and Operation Resilient Path (ORP) programs of Mission43. Brad served in the U.S. Army in the 75th Ranger Regiment as an infantryman, who deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Foundation, Brad served as the Director of Marketing for QDM Inc. in Boise. Brad deeply understands the issues for veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life and is a tremendous asset to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and Mission43.
Project Coordinator & Executive AssistantView Bio »
Project Coordinator & Executive Assistant
Julia is a committed leader who is creative, hard-working, and eager to tackle any challenge. She is the Project Coordinator and Executive Assistant for the Foundation, and creates meaningful experiences for the team and external partners. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the Director of Operations for the Boise State women’s basketball team. She traveled with the team and was the go-to for all players, responsible for coordinating all travel and logistics, marketing, social media, and community events. Additionally, she put her creative and operational skills together to develop an application that serves sports teams in the area of planning and budgeting. Julia received a BA in Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Puget Sound, and is a Boise native with a love for our community and the great outdoors.
Creator of First ImpressionsView Bio »
Creator of First Impressions
Lulu is a dynamic “multi-tool” and brings her kindness, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail to the Foundation as the Creator of First Impressions. Lulu ensures that guests receive a warm welcome at the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, and keeps the office stocked and in order. She has a teacher’s heart, and prior to joining the Foundation she was a piano teacher and has taught hundreds of students. Lulu has successfully launched her two children and lives in Kuna. In her free time, she enjoys music, concerts, and spending time with her kids.
J.B. Scott, Founding Chairman, Director
Jamie Jo Scott, Board Chair
Brady Panatopoulos, Director | Chief Executive Officer
Brian Naeve, Director | Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Scott, Director
Toby Prehn, Director
Susan Morris, Director
Bill Whitacre, Director