Mat-Su Health Foundation Welcomes Kathyrn Swartz To Its Team


The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) recently welcomed Kathryn Swartz to its team in the position of executive assistant. Kathryn is responsible for providing primary administrative support for the executive director of the foundation. She also coordinates meetings of foundation’s board of directors and board committees, where her responsibilities include agenda preparation, meeting logistics and taking minutes.

Kathryn was previously employed by the World Bank in various contracted positions, with a heavy emphasis on research and technical writing. She also provided operational support for international development projects in a variety of countries and sectors. She received a Ford Foundation Social Justice Fellowship and worked for the Cultural Heritage and Education institute in Fairbanks. As part of her post-secondary education, Kathryn completed a fellowship in Colombia with the Green Inheritance Foundation. She earned a Master of Arts degree in international development studies and anthropology from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology/anthropology and Spanish from Kalamazoo College.

About MSHF: 

Mat-Su Health Foundation is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, the MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital and protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare asset through board oversight. The MSHF invests its share of Mat-Su Regional’s profits into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in Mat-Su. More information is available online at