Dental Therapy Education Tours

Facilitate the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's educational tours to educate state, local, tribal and national policymakers about the nation's first dental therapy education program, offered through the University of Washington and housed at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Pacific Partners in Nursing

Under contract to the Rogosin Institute's Dreyfus Health Foundation, worked with the nursing education leaders of Guam, Palau, Northern Marianas Islands, Marshall Islands, and American Samoa to develop a program of sustainability to support their work. These leaders cross five US Affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions, and focus on strengthening the professional nursing capacity and local public health needs using the Problem Solving for Better Health method.

Regional Senior Services Planning

Under contract to the Mat-Su Health Foundation, I worked with a team of highly skilled colleagues to support six regional senior centers in developing a Borough-wide plan for services. We conducted an organizational assessment of each center, and helped them identify areas for potential coordination. We assisted leadership of the six centers to develop consistent financial systems, the data from which helped regional funders make the most accurate and long-term decisions.

Foundation conversion

Staffed the conversion of Bethel Community Services Foundation  from a supporting foundation for a nonprofit social service agency to a community foundation in 2004. Continuing work includes succession planning, endowment and donor advised fund policies and procedures, Individual Development Accounts, feasibility of capital projects, and facilitating initiatives that address community and regional problems.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority  technical assistance

Through a technical assistance contract, a team of accomplished colleagues and I provide business planning, board training, grant coaching, fund development, facility needs assessment, and program support to Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. My colleagues included Gwen Kennedy, PhD; Jill Ramsey, MS; Joy Bentley, CPA; John Conway, PE; and Pam Miller, LCSW. To ask about eligibility, contact Katie Baldwin Johnson, Trust Program Officer:

Ellangcarvik Xiq'udilanhoi Yix: Bethel's Sobering Center

Helped to identify the depth and breadth of alcohol-related problems as they impact the Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Hospital's Emergency Department, the City of Bethel Police Department, and Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center. analyzed 10 years of data, and identified potential solutions for consideration by the community. Our team interviewed key informants, convened community meetings, and held a summit with tribal and community leaders, state policymakers and funders. Under consultation to Bethel Community Services Foundation, coordinated leadership efforts with the State of Alaska, Alaska Mental Health Trust, and other policy and funding partners over two years resulting funding for and development of a unique sobering center and community service patrol. As a direct result of this effort, YKHC is deploying early intervention and treatment (SBIRT) in community health clinics across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Dental Therapist Program Evaluation

Supported the first-ever national evaluation of dental therapy by Research Triangle Institute, by staffing the Tribal Coordinating Committee comprised of representatives from five tribal health organizations compacted under PL 93-638. The Tribal Coordinating Committee provided program authority, guided Institutional Review Board processes, and oversight on methodology. Partners included the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Bethel Community Services Foundation in coordination with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Norton Sound Health Corporation, and Bristol Bay Health Corporation.

Dental Health Needs Assessments

Prepared Dental Health Needs Assessments for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, in partnership with the Denali Commission, and Rasmuson Foundation. These reports are the foundation of the Denali Commission’s dental health clinic funding and the Rasmuson Foundation’s guideline for supplementing dental health clinic funds.

Alaska Partners in Nursing

Provided program support to Alaska's partnership for Partners Investing in Nursing's Future, a project of the Rasmuson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Northwest Health FoundationBethel Community Services FoundationMat-Su Health Foundation, the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, and the UAA School of Nursing.

Community Asset Building Initiative

Worked with The Alaska Community Foundation to develop its Community Asset Building Initiative, supporting seven small Alaskan communities in developing their local community endowments and creating the infrastructure within the Alaska Community Foundation to support them.