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Wasilla, Alaska—Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) recently welcomed Talis Colberg to its board of directors. Colberg, a third generation Alaskan, also serves the community as director of Mat-Su College, a position he has held since 2010.

Previously, Colberg was appointed as the twentieth Attorney General for Alaska in 2006 by Governor Sarah Palin. He has also been elected two times to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and two times as borough mayor. Colberg’s community commitments have included serving as president of both the Alaska State Fair Board and the Palmer Rotary Club, two terms as chair of the Alaska State Humanities Forum, and as a board member of the Alaska SeaLife Center. He graduated from Palmer High School in 1976, Pacific Lutheran University in 1979, and Pepperdine University School of Law in 1983. He earned a Ph.D. in Northern Political History and Culture from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2008.

In addition to selecting Colberg as a new board member, the MSHF Board of Directors chose officers for 2014/15. Linda Conover was re-elected as the board’s chair, Randy Westbrook as vice chair, and Ken Kincaid as elected secretary/treasurer.

The MSHF board also elected Scott Johannes to serve on the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (MSRMC) Board of Directors. Johannes is in his second term on the MSHF board, and he will continue in this role while also serving on the MSRMC board. Five seats on the 10-seat MSRMC Board are filled by MSHF representatives. These “Category A” Board Members help set the mission, vision and values of the hospital. They look critically at what services are needed for the Borough’s fast-growing population and ensure that public education programs and charity care levels match community need.