Mat-Su Health Foundation Hires Ahliil Saitanan

Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) recently welcomed Ahliil Saitanan into the new role of communications manager. Saitanan reports to the foundation’s chief communications officer and will focus on supporting the organization’s mission, vision and values with strategic marketing and communications planning and implementation. She came to the foundation with extensive communication experience including social media, website user experience development, marketing and branding, public relations, journalism, and layout and graphic design. Prior to joining the foundation, Saitanan was a communications coordinator for the University of Alaska, Anchorage College of Health. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Guam and is a resident of Palmer, Alaska.


About Mat-Su Health Foundation: Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership in Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of Mat-Su’s community hospital to protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare institution. The MSHF mission is to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su and the tools it uses include grantmaking, convening of local partners, and policy change. The foundation’s work has resulted in significant improvements in systems that support the health of Mat-Su residents in areas such as behavioral health, child welfare, crisis response, community connections, workforce development, transportation, housing, and senior services. More information is available at