Monday: Former Lt. Governor Valerie Davidson takes on a new challenge

Valerie Davidson has been tapped as interim president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, following the resignation and death of its previous chairman and president.

Valerie Davidson assumes role as interim president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Photo courtesy of Shirley Young, ANTHC).

It’s not the first time Davidson has had to step into a new job to calm troubled waters. In Gov. Bill Walker’s administration, where she served as commissioner of health and social services, she became Lt. Governor after Byron Mallott’s resignation.  Now she’s back in the healthcare arena in the midst of the pandemic.

On Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, Davidson talks about the challenges ahead for one of state’s largest health providers.

Also, today:

  • Still time to Pick. Click. Give. Jessie Lavoie from the Alaska Community Foundation explains how you can donate a portion of your Permanent Fund Dividend to your favorite charity.
  • On the ski trails of Juneau with Scott and Betsy Fischer. Why it’s been a winter to remember.
Scott and Betsy Fischer with their friend Rachel Barth (Photo courtesy of Betsy Fischer). This photo was taken to mark Betsy’s 100th day of skiing this season, a goal she doesn’t always reach due to weather conditions.

Join Rhonda McBride for Juneau Afternoon on Monday, March 15th, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.