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Foundation Board of Directors

 
The Providence Alaska Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the mission of Providence Health & Services Alaska.  Our board members partner with the Foundation and our community to continue the essential work of the Sisters of Providence: advancing health care excellence and access for all Alaskans.
 
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Casey Sullivan, Chair
Director, State Public Affairs, Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC

Casey Sullivan is a fourth-generation Alaskan and the youngest son of George and Margaret Sullivan.  His mother Margaret served on the Foundation board for 12 years during the late 1980's and 1990's.  Casey is a long time volunteer for the March of Dimes, American Red Cross, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center and on the marketing committee for Alaska Resource Education.  Casey lives in Anchorage with his wife Paige Tierney Sullivan and their two daughters Tierney, age 6 and Parker, age 5.
Greg Pearce
Greg Pearce, Vice Chair
VP/General Manager Business Services, GCI
 
Greg Pearce has resided in Anchorage since 1985 and came to Alaska with the U.S. Army Signal Corps, after graduating from West Point.  He departed the Army in 1990 and went to work for GCI at that time.  Greg is a private pilot, has raced in the Iron Dog and enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing.  He is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Anchorage Economic Development Council and serves on the Municipal Airports Aviation Advisory Commission for Anchorage.  He has one son and they enjoy many Alaska activities together.
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Tom Falskow, CPA, CGMA, Treasurer
Finance Manager, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
 
Mr. Falskow has been an Alaska resident for the past 15 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants having completed his degree in accounting at the University of Washington, Seattle. Mr. Falskow is married and has 2 children. He has practiced as a CPA internationally, having lived in Switzerland, Norway and Canada. He joined BP after moving to Anchorage where he currently oversees financial reporting for BP’s Alaska operations. He and his family have received medical care at Providence Alaska Medical Center several times, his wife and youngest son having been born there. He is a strong advocate for all Alaskans to have access to the quality care that he and his family have received.
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Donna Logan, Secretary
Senior Manager, McDowell Group Inc.

Since joining McDowell Group in 1998, Ms. Logan has managed a wide range of projects including education, health and social services, community development, public policy and economic analyses. She specializes in coordinating projects that involve high-level interviewing, complex survey research components and diverse stakeholders. As one of McDowell Group’s senior staff members, she manages the firm’s Anchorage office. Ms. Logan holds a master’s degree in International political Economy from the Normal Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. Ms. Logan lives in Anchorage with her husband and two sons. She enjoys gardening and fly fishing.
Kimberly (Kim) Reitmeier
Kimberly (Kim) Reitmeier, Past Chair
President, ANCSA Regional Association
 
Ms. Reitmeier is a Sugpiaq Alutiiq of Kodiak Island. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Business Administration program, a 2005 inductee into the Athena Society, and a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce's Top Forty Under 40 award. She is the President of the ANCSA (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) Regional Association, which exists to promote and foster the continued growth and economic strength of the Alaska Native Regional Corporations on behalf of their shareholds. Prior to this she worked at Alyeska as the Chief of Staff. Ms. Reitmeier is married and has two children.
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Phil Cochrane
Vice President External Affairs, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
 
Mr. Cochrane has served as Vice President, External Affairs in Alaska since 2006. He also led BP’s external response in the state of Florida during the Deep Water Horizon accident in 2010. Mr. Cochrane is accountable for developing and implementing a comprehensive external affairs strategy in Alaska which builds trust and promotes a positive business climate that creates value for BP and its shareholders. He graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Cinema, Television, Stage & Radio Arts program specializing in Broadcast News. Mr. Cochrane and his wife Shelly reside in Anchorage with their two children, Jessica and Ellen.
Cynthia (Cindy) Gough
Cynthia (Cindy) Gough, Secretary
Director, Providence Acute Care Behavioral Health Service
 
Ms. Gough has been a resident of Alaska since 1981.  She is married and has one son and two grandchildren, ages 2 and 10.  Ms. Gough has worked for Providence for 28 years.  She worked as a staff nurse on many units before moving into her leadership role. Ms. Gough enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, snow machining, travel, reading and cooking.  She has been a guest speaker for UAA nursing classes and other community venues, has served on United Way Review panels, is Chair of the Clinical Pastoral Education Advisory Board at PAMC, and is the 2004 recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award and Crystal Glacier Award at PAMC.  
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Scott Habberstad
Director Regional Sales & Community Marketing, Alaska Airlines 
 
Mr. Habberstad is a lifelong Alaskan currently residing in Anchorage with his lovely bride Amy, daughter Catheryne and son Jack. Scott graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1989, attended flight school upon graduation from high school. Scott earned his multi engine commercial land and sea ratings. He returned to Ketchikan to fly for Taquan Airlines in the summer and attended college in the fall at Boise State University. Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing in 1997 and returned to Ketchikan to continue his flying career; shortly after returning, however, he went to work for the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau as the Director of Marketing. In 2001, Scott went to work for Alaska Airlines as an account executive in Anchorage and was later elevated to Manager of Regional Sales, Alaska and is now the Director of Sales & Community Marketing-Alaska. Scott is active in the community, sitting on the boards of the Resource Development Council, Visit Anchorage – past chair, Alaska Travel Industry Association incoming chair.
 
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Bruce Lamoureux
Senior Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
 
As chief executive, Bruce Lamoureux is responsible for overall operations of Providence’s Alaska Region. Lamoureux has been with Providence Health & Services Alaska since 2006, when he assumed the role of chief executive for Providence Alaska Medical Center. During that time, he led the medical center through growth and change, including the opening of a new cancer center and the establishment of a neuroscience center and telestroke program.
Originally from Quebec, Canada, Lamoureux relocated to Los Angeles as a teenager. He joined Providence in 2006 after serving as president and chief executive officer at a tertiary hospital in Los Angeles since 1997. He has more than 30 years experience in hospital operating activities.
​​Mardella Lower
Retired Staff Clinical Manager Company: Providence Alaska Medical Center

Mardella Lower has been a resident of Anchorage Alaska since 1968. She and her husband, Clyde, came to Alaska for 6 months and fell in love with the great outdoors. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. Mardella is a retired Registered Nurse with 47 years in health care experience at Saint Joseph Nursing School in Tacoma, Washington, eventually earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Alaska Pacific University. 

With 45 years at Providence Alaska Medical Center she served as Head Nurse, Nursing Resource Specialist, Staffing Manager for Nursing, Magnet Program Coordinator, and Director of Nursing Resources. Early in her career she was certified as an Oncology Nurse and was actively involved in the development of oncology services at Providence. She provided management and over sight to Nursing Resource Pool, Transport and Life Team, Vascular Access Team, and Providence Early Assessment Team. She has been the recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award, and system wide Leadership Excellence Crystal Glacier Award. 

Professional ties with Providence began in 1968 and the commitment to the Sisters of Providence Mission continues today as a Providence Associate. Golf​ is a passion and serving on the board for the Wacky Women’s Golf association, volunteering with the American Diabetes Association, and national and international travel keep her retirement time active. ​
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​​Martin Parsons
​​Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Company: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Valdez Marine Terminal​

Martin Parsons is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Cordova. He has worked for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system for the past 24 years. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for The Eyak Corporation an Alaska Native Village Corporation in the Prince William Sound area, and is the Co-chair for the Alaska Native Advisory Board for Alyeska Pipeline. Martin has lived in Valdez for the past 24 years with his wife Deanna and their three children. He enjoys the “small town life” which consists of hunting, fishing and berry picking with his family. He feels strongly about the mission of the providence foundation and has had firsthand experience with the professionalism, care and support of the NICU. ​
Glenn Peterson
Glenn Peterson
District Manager, Carr's/Safeway: Alaska Operations
 
Mr. Peterson has been a resident of Alaska for the past 35 years.  He serves on the UAA Endowment Committee and as a board member on the Salvation Army Rehab Center. Mr. Peterson has had the opportunity to see first hand the impact Providence Medical Center has on Alaska.  He recently lost a close friend to cancer who was treated in the Providence Alaska Cancer Center.  The care and compassion of everyone was truly a testament to the Providence mission statement.
Paul A. Peterson
Paul A. Peterson, MD, FACC
Cardiologist at the Alaska Heart Institute
 
Dr. Peterson has been an Alaska resident for the past 18 years.  He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.  Dr. Peterson is married and has 3 children.  He has practiced cardiology at Providence since he arrived in Alaska and thoroughly enjoys providing care to Alaskans.
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V. Rae
Artist

V Rae has lived in Alaska for twenty four years and is artist in residence at the Alaska SeaLife Center and Alaska Zoo. Her Fur, Fin & Feather portfolio of wildlife expressions can be found in galleries and gift shops in Alaska, Hawaii, the Continental U.S. and walls of the Providence NICU, Cancer Center and Visit Anchorage. V paints from a studio/gallery in Anchorage frequented by many of her models and clients from around the worl‹1, and many of her paintings are drawn from personal wildlife encounters boating Alaska coastal waters from Prince William Sound to Southeast Alaska. Each year V dedicates a portion of her work to the local non—profit organizations that protect, sustain and enrich life in Alaska. She is an active member of the Alaska Watercolor Society and Alaska community of artists. But it was the many years of exemplary care given her father by the Providence Alaska Medical Center that motivates V to offer in return time and resources to the Providence Alaska Foundation.
Suzanne Rudolph
Suzanne Rudolph, CFRE
President, Providence Alaska Foundation
 
A lifelong Alaskan, Ms. Rudolph was born and raised in Palmer and joined Providence in 2001.  Suzanne is driven to honor what the courageous Sisters of Providence started in Alaska over 100 years ago, embracing the Providence mission to serve the poor and vulnerable.  Prior to joining Providence, Suzanne worked as sales and marketing director for Alaska DigiTel, and as service and operations manager for MTA Wireless.  She holds a degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and received her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) in 2007. Suzanne has served the community through Rotary, the YWCA board of directors, and The Foraker Group operations board.
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Stacy Schubert
Governmental Relations & Public Affairs Director, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

As a member of AHFC’s senior management, Ms. Schubert is responsible for communications with audiences ranging from government officials, investors, public housing clients, employees to media. She has proven herself a trusted and strategic partner at the corporation where profits are invested into the state and support the poor and vulnerable. Nearly 10 years of Ms. Schubert’s childhood were spent in Nome where her mother worked as a nurse. She earned degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. In 2014 she was named one of Alaska’s “Top Forty Under 40.” She also volunteers in both the NICU Kuddle Korp and the No One Dies Alone programs at Providence.
Jack Sedwick, MD
Jack Sedwick, MD
Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otorhino
 
Dr. Sedwick received his medical degree from the University of Utah in 1997, completed his residency in Otolaryngology Health and Neck Surgery at the University of Florida in 2002 and completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami. He was raised in Anchorage and graduated from West High.  His grandfather, Dr. Jack Sedwick, was one of the earlier practicing surgeons at Providence Hospital arriving in Anchorage in 1951.  He is married and has 3 handsome sons.  He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, skiing, fishing and pretty much anything Alaskan.
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Ryan Wagner
Key Bank, Assistant Vice President

Mr. Wagner is an Assistant Vice President for Key Bank Alaska. His role as an Area Retail Leader takes him to different communities throughout our state. From Fairbanks, to Dutch Harbor, Kenai to Ketchikan, he is responsible for 100% of revenue generated at the retail banking level. He resides in Anchorage Alaska, with his wife of 13 years. All three of his children were born at Providence, including his twin sons who were born two months premature. Mr. Wagner sits on the Anchorage Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors, and volunteers with the March of Dimes annual walk. ​
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Scott Wellmann, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Alaska Children’s Heart Center

Dr. Scott Wellmann is the founder of the Alaska Children's Heart Center, LLC. Dr. Wellmann grew up on a farm in a small town in Northwest Ohio before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in 1992 and stayed in Cincinnati to complete a residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the renowned Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. When he completed his Fellowship in 1998, he moved to Alaska to begin practice. Dr. Wellmann enjoys all aspects of his specialty. He is accomplished and experienced with diagnostic and interventional procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab, including closure of congenital heart defects through device placement. A strong advocate for the continued advancement of the cardiac health of all Alaskans, Dr. Wellmann sits on the Board of Directors of Alaska Chapter of the American Heart Association.

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Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson
April 2002 to April 2009​

James Blasingame

James Blasingame
April 1996 to April 2002

April 2003 to April 2009

Barbara Cash
March 2006 to December 2012
Maurice Coyle, MD

Maurice Coyle, MD
April 1990 to April 1996​

Jean Craciun
December 2005 to December 2011​

Johnny Gibbons
November 2005 to December 2011​

Max Hodel

Max Hodel
Founding Member 1983​

William (Bill) Hopper

William (Bill) Hopper
April 2000 to April 2007​

Betsy Lawer

Betsy Lawer
April 1994 to April 2000​

Loren Lounsbury

Loren Lounsbury
April 1994 to April 2000​

Clark Rush

Clark Rush
2002 to 2010​

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