The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) recently welcomed Annie Bill and Lisa Wade to its board of directors.
Annie Bill has had successful careers in education and natural resources. She owns Excel Alaska, an education consulting company. Previously, Annie held positions of increasing responsibility with the Mat-Su Borough School District. She was principal at Ron Larson Elementary School, acting assistant principal at Colony Middle School, a teacher and she served as the district’s coordinator for the Talented and Gifted and International Baccalaureate Programs. Before moving into the education field, Annie was a park ranger and interpretive specialist for the Alaska State Parks and the USDA Forrest Servicer. She earned a Master of Arts in teaching from Alaska Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science in recreation and parks/environmental education from Penn State University.
Lisa became the health, education and social services division director for Chickaloon Village Traditional Council in 2013. She previously served as the director of health and social services for 7 years. Lisa is a steering committee member of the Alaska Resilience Coalition and of R.O.C.K. Mat-Su (Raising Our Children With Kindness). She is a member of Benteh/Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center’s Joint Operating Board, and an advisory committee member of the Ahtnahwt’aene’ Nay’dini’aa den (Life House Clinic Community Health Center). Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Metropolitan State University. She studied counseling psychology at the master’s level at Saint Mary’s University and completed coursework in a PhD program in clinical and community psychology with a rural indigenous emphasis at the University of Alaska.
Anne and Lisa were elected to the Mat-Su Health Foundation’s board of directors at its April 2017 meeting. Qualifying factors used in the board selection process include geographic representation, business experience, employee representation, community service, organization interest, healthcare background and legal or financial knowledge and experience.