Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has hired Victoria Flint as grants manager and Omari Richins as community health fellow.

In the role of grants manager, Flint works to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of MSHF grant and scholarship programs. She updates and formalizes grant administration policies and procedures, establishes new procedures to monitor, evaluates and tracks grants and scholarships, and formalizes procedures for grant closeout and grantee reports. Flint came to the foundation from the Mat-Su Borough School District, where she served most recently as ed tech coordinator and previously as an instructional coach. She is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds two Master of Science degrees from Walden University: one in industrial and organizational psychology and one in literacy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Richins joined the foundation as community health fellow to assist in the areas of evaluation and research. Richins will play a key role in completing the foundation’s 2019 community health needs assessment, and he will also oversee evaluation of programs including Behavioral Health in Schools and Youth 360. He has experience as a community initiatives assistant planner with WellFlorida Council, Inc. and as a rural health advocacy and policy intern with Suwannee River Area Health Education Center. In addition, he has been a soccer official. Richins earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa.


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 foundation actively participates in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital and protect the community’s interest in this important health care asset through board oversight.The MSHF invests its assets into charitable works that improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su. More information is available at