Board Recruitment

Interested in serving on the Mat-Su Health Foundation Board of Directors?

In anticipation of members of the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) Board of Directors terming off over the next several years, we’re building a pool of potential new board members. If you want to help improve the health and wellness of the Alaskans living in the Mat-Su, then this may be the opportunity for you! While consideration for potential board members to be seated in June, 2021 is closed, you may submit for future years at any time.

We are seeking board members with expertise in finance/banking, legal/law, primary care, and public health. While all Mat-Su residents meeting the board requirements described below are eligible to apply, we have a goal of broadening the perspectives represented on the board. Therefore, individuals under age 45; people representing diverse cultures and races like Hispanic, Filipino, and Alaska Native; people who live outside the core area of Palmer and Wasilla; Veterans, and people with lived experience in terms of our focus areas are especially encouraged to apply. Previous board experience is not required. Submit your Expression of Interest survey here.

Serving on the MSHF Board of Directors many benefits! As a member of the board, you are part of the leadership of the Mat-Su Health Foundation and the joint venture with Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. You will:

  • Gain personal and business relationships and networking through close interactions with fellow board members and staff.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the organization and CEO.
  • Participate in training and learning opportunities related to health philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.
  • Interact with other organizations and leaders.
  • Develop leadership skills for future professional roles

The MSHF Board meets every other month for three hours, usually in Wasilla. In addition, Board members serve on committees that have additional meetings throughout the year. An annual strategic planning meeting is held each fall and has a 2-3 day time commitment. Board terms are three years long, and members may choose up to three consecutive terms.

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Applicants must live in the Mat-Su Borough and be or become current members of Valley Hospital Association (dba Mat-Su Health Foundation).
  • Applicants and their spouses cannot be employees of the Mat-Su Health Foundation, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Mat-Su Regional Urgent Care, Urgent Care Palmer, Urgent Care Settler’s Bay, Solstice Family Care, Mat-Su Women’s Health Specialists, or Susitna Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • Regularly attend and prepare for board meetings; attend the Annual Membership Meeting and other important gatherings.
  • Represent MSHF to stakeholders and act as an ambassador for the organization.
  • Select, support and evaluate the CEO
  • Review and approve MSHF’s Strategic Plan, annual budget, annual Operating Plan, audit report, and IRS 990 and other fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Work with other Board of Directors members in the best interest of the MSHF.
  • Complete a Confidentiality Agreement and Conflict of Interest Declaration.

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