Mat-Su Health Foundation Welcomes New CFO Bill Finley

Wasilla, Alaska — Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has hired William “Bill” Finley as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Bill was selected from a diverse field of candidates through a strategic and comprehensive nationwide search process. He will assume the CFO position effective May 22, 2023 and will be a critical partner to the Foundation’s CEO, executive leadership team, and board of directors.

“Bill’s professional and lived experience combined with strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically position him to embrace the Foundation’s vision and support our growth,” said President and CEO Elizabeth Ripley. “We are excited to have found someone who has extensive nonprofit leadership experience, financial acumen, and a leadership style that values equity and inclusion.”

In his new role, Finley will oversee all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities and support the organization’s finance team. He brings nonprofit leadership experience that spans 20 years across several states, including Alaska, California, and Colorado. Finley is a dedicated nonprofit executive who fosters change through innovation, collaboration, communication, and sound financial management.

“I can’t wait to engage with the Mat-Su community and contribute to achievement of the Mat-Su Health Foundation mission,” said Finley. “My family and I are very excited to be returning to Alaska, the state we have always considered to be home. To be able to come back to serve an organization whose mission, vision and values align so closely with mine is truly a dream come true.”

Finley most recently served as the chief financial officer for Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. Prior to that, he worked for the National Ski Patrol and the Salvation Army. He holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado.


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