Wasilla, Alaska – The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has welcomed Evie Shields to its team in the role of assistant controller. Shields is responsible for all day-to-day accounting operations including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. With nearly 27 years in her field, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the foundation. Most recently she worked at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium where she spent more than 10 years as both the accounting manager and operations manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in accounting with a minor in mathematics from Wayland Baptist University in Anchorage.

Vandana Ingle was promoted to senior program officer. Ingle oversees the foundation’s Healthy Futures focus area, leading workforce development efforts to ensure that Mat-Su residents are served by a trained and qualified healthcare workforce. She also manages the foundation’s academic and vocational scholarship programs. Ingle was hired by the foundation in 2016 as a program associate and promoted to program officer in 2018. Prior to joining the MSHF team, she served as director of development and communication at Frontline Mission. Ingle earned a master’s degree in communications media for children from SNDT College, India, a bachelor’s degree in ministry from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce/banking and finance from the University of Poona, India.


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