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Wasilla, Alaska –The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) recently welcomed Director of Finance Christopher J. Emond to its team. Chris oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the executive director, board of directors, and finance and audit committees of the board. He plays a key role in the organization’s overall strategy development and implementation; serves as the management liaison to the MSHF board finance and audit committees; and supports joint venture planning and management. He also oversees key operating functions of the organization including accounting, legal and compliance, human resources, IT, physical plant asset management, and grant management function.

"Along with extensive financial management experience, Chris brings strong analytic and strategic thinking capabilities to our team, which will help enhance our hospital partnership engagement and stewardship of our assets toward meaningful community impact,” said Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation Executive Director.

Chris came to the Mat-Su Health Foundation from his previous role as director of treasury at Alaska Communications Systems. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Houston and serves as an officer on the board of directors for the Alaska E-Health Network. Chris lives in Palmer with his wife and two sons.


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