According to a press release from the Office of the Mayor, the Municipality of Anchorage has awarded its mass care contract to 99 Plus 1, Inc., a for-profit business.
Documents available on the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing show that 99 Plus 1, Inc. is owned by former real estate agent (Theresa) Terrie Pisa who is also the listed corporation’s agent, director, president, secretary, and treasurer.
The corporation’s listed address is a residential home in Anchorage and its line of business is categorized as “Transportation and Warehousing.”
I was unable to locate a local Facebook page or website for the Anchorage-based corporation however a LinkedIn profile lists Jason Cates as its General Manager and a separate LinkedIn profile lists Marenid Carattini as its
Intake Director and Lead Case Manager Transition Coordinator Director.
(Carattini updated her LinkedIn profile after this post was published).
Carattini left her previous job with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council on June 11, 2021, and began her new position with 99 Plus 1, Inc., on June 14, 2021, according to her Facebook page.
On Friday, the Municipality of Anchorage sent a letter to Lisa Sauder, CEO of Bean’s Cafe, informing her that the contract to run the Sullivan Arena shelter would end on September 15, 2021.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) to Provide Congregate Emergency Shelter Services for People Experiencing Homelessness states:
“Any corporation or non-profit organization wishing to submit a proposal under this RFP
must have a minimum of three years of successfully managing and operating PEH
programs and delivering relevant services of a similar type and scope as described in
the Scope of Work”
According to its business license, 99 Plus 1, Inc., was registered less than a year ago on September 14, 2020.
Perhaps interestingly, Pisa has contributed to various Conservative political candidates such as Judy Eledge, Mike Robbins, Kim Paulson, and David Bronson — in addition to the Valley Republican Woman’s Club and the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate, Kelly Tshibaka.
Pisa was also a deputy treasurer for Republican Rep. James Kaufman during the 2020 State Primary Election according to an amended candidate registration form filed with APOC.
Pisa’s Facebook page says that she is from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Mayor David Bronson is from Superior Lake Wisconsin — which is roughly 100 miles from Rice Lake.
On September 14, 2020, the same day Plus 1, Inc., was registered with the state, Pisa also registered Tap Leasing, Inc., which is categorized as “Real Estate, Rental and Leasing,” according to its business license.
- This post has been updated with additional information
- On September 13, this post was updated to reflect Marenid Carattini had updated her LinkedIn profile