Kelly Lewis, Asxhley Peltier, Brian Tiefenbrun, Kailey Gamble, and Kathryn Swartz
The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) hired Kelly Lewis as its new Chief Operating Officer where she directly oversees human resources, information technology, office management, building operations, and contract management for the foundation. She plays a key role in overall strategy development and supports a high level of coordination between the foundation’s programmatic work and hospital ownership. She also assists the CEO in operational oversight of MSHF subsidiaries. Ms. Lewis was previously chief executive officer of her own consulting firm, specializing in leadership, management, and technical training for public and private sector clients. Prior to that she worked for the Municipality of Anchorage as director of organizational development and deputy director of property appraisal.
MSHF also hired three new staff members: Ashley Peltier as Director of Connect Mat-Su, Brian Tiefenbrun as Connect Mat-Su Community Resource Specialist, and Kailey Gamble as Communications Specialist. It promoted Kathryn Swartz to Healthy Aging Program Officer.
Ms. Peltier will lead a team utilizing partnerships and technology to ensure delivery of quality, warm, and responsive customer service to meet individual information and referral needs and facilitate connections to service providers. She was previously Director of Health Promotion for the American Lung Association in Alaska.
Mr. Tiefenbrun will serve as the first point of contact for Connect Mat-Su, providing resource navigation and referral tailored to individual needs. He spent the past two years as an investigator for the Office of Children’s Services where he focused on clients struggling with trauma and substance abuse. Mr. Tiefenbrun is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has also worked at North Star Behavioral Health.
Ms. Gamble will support the foundation’s strategic communication initiatives in order to advance the foundation’s mission. She came to the foundation from the University of Alaska Anchorage where she served as Communications Specialist and managed the public relations, marketing, editorial, and social media facets of the College of Business and Public Policy.
Ms. Swartz will review and approve funding recommendations; provide project and grantee technical assistance; and interact with other grantmakers, nonprofit leaders, and public and private stakeholders. She has been with the foundation for more than three years as Special Assistant to the CEO and Board Liaison. Ms. Swartz previously worked for the World Bank providing operational support to development projects and performing research and writing.
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