Mat-Su Health Foundation Welcomes New Interim CCO Angela Cox

Wasilla, Alaska — Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has hired Angela Cox as interim chief communications officer. Cox replaces longtime CCO Robin Minard who retires after nearly a dozen years of service. Cox brings 20 years of communication and nonprofit leadership experience to the role. She joined MSHF on Feb. 1, 2024.

“With a background in strategic communications, health and philanthropy, Angela is well-suited to step into this interim position and keep our work moving along,” said MSHF President and CEO Elizabeth Ripley. “After having steady leadership in this area for so long, it’s assuring to know there will be a high level of continuity in our communications work.”

Cox leads the Foundation’s marketing and communications and is charged with not only sharing MSHF opportunities and impact, but also telling the stories of partners and grantees and the incredible work they do across the Mat-Su.

Cox joins MSHF after six years at Rasmuson Foundation where she served as vice president of external affairs. Prior to that, she worked as vice president of administration at Arctic Slope Native Association, a tribal health organization based in Utqiagvik, Alaska. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Washington State University.


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