The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has hired Charles Clement as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Clement replaces Roald Helgesen, who leaves at the end of the month to become CEO of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Clement will start the job in February and will be based at the SEARHC campus in Juneau, but he’ll oversee the entire consortium, which includes Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.
SEARHC General Counsel Ken Truitt will serve as interim president between Helgesen’s departure and Clement’s arrival.
The SEARHC Board of Directors announced the hire late Thursday afternoon.
Clement is currently vice president of operations and the chief operating officer for the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage. The Foundation and Tribal Health Consortium jointly own and manage the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Clement is Tsimshian and Athabascan. He graduated from Metlakatla High School, completed his bachelor’s in economics and political science at Northern Arizona University, and has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
In a SEARHC news release, Clement says he’s looking forward to moving back to Southeast Alaska.
- Plans for managing the nation's largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be "the demise of the timber industry."
- President Obama today issued an executive order creating the “Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area” of 112,300 square miles.
- As the blue king crab population crashes, fishermen on St. Paul Island face more restrictions to reduce bycatch. But the rules to protect the crab also make it difficult to do research on the species.
- The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday there was no time left to pass an energy bill, according to the publication The Hill.