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July 2017

William H. “Bill” Hogan · Bert Hall Award for Commitment to the Health of the Community

William H. “Bill” Hogan was recently recognized with the Bert Hall Award for Commitment to the Health of the Community. The “Bertie” is an annual award presented by the Mat-Su Health Foundation to an individual who consistently exemplifies commitment to improving the health and wellness of Mat-Su residents.

Until his recent retirement, Mr. Hogan served as the Dean of the College of Health at University of Alaska Anchorage. He spent more than 35 years in the mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and social work fields, with experience as a clinician, supervisor, and administrator. Mr. Hogan worked with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority as a senior fellow, and he was the commissioner, acting commissioner, and deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Prior to working with the State of Alaska, Mr. Hogan was CEO of Life Quest (now called Mat-Su Health Services), a private, nonprofit community mental health center in Wasilla, Alaska. He also served as Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, and he worked for community agencies in various capacities in New York, West Virginia, Virginia, and Mississippi.

Mr. Hogan has served as chair of the Alaska Mental Health board, board member of the Alaska Community Mental Health Services Association (now the Alaska Behavioral Health Association), Executive Director of the New York State chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and on the boards of the Mat-Su Health Foundation and Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.

The Bert Hall Award is named in honor of Mat-Su resident Bert Hall, who helped put together the Valley Hospital Foundation board of directors and currently serves as a Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Trustee.

Mat-Su Health Foundation (Wasilla, AK)

Contact: Robin Minard
Phone: 907.352.2892