Together, we can make Mat-Su the healthiest borough in Alaska.

President & CEO Elizabeth Ripley to Retire

Elizabeth Ripley, President and CEO of the Mat-Su Health Foundation, will retire in 2025 after 16 years of service. Under her leadership, annual grants grew from $3 million to over $20 million. Her achievements include helping to establish the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, enhancing behavioral health services, advocating for public health policies, and launching Connect Mat-Su and R.O.C.K. Mat-Su to improve community resources. She will continue to serve on the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center’s board.

The foundation’s board will ensure a smooth transition and maintain ongoing programs. The Foraker Group is assisting in the search for a successor.

Apply for vocational scholarships!

Get help paying for vocational training and certificate programs in health and human services career fields.

Healthy Smiles Forever

An innovative oral healthcare program is ensuring elders in assisted-living and long-term care facilities have access to critical dental services.


Connect Mat-Su Referrals


MSHF Scholarships


Crisis Intervention Team