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ANTHC interim president Valerie Davidson selected to lead Tribal health organization permanently

Former Lieutenant Governor Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson will step down from her role as president of Alaska Pacific University to lead the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as its president.

In March, Davidson was named as interim president of ANTHC after the former president resigned. Davidson took a leave of absence from her role at Alaska Pacific.  

Davidson – who is Yup’ik from Bethel  and a Tribal citizen of Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council -- previously served as senior director of legal and intergovernmental affairs for ANTHC and commissioner of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Hilton Hallock began serving as Alaska Pacific’s interim president during Davidson’s leave of absence. Hallock will continue to serve in that role during a hiring search for president.

Originally from the Midwest, Tripp Crouse (Ojibwe, a descendent of Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, pronouns: they/them) has 15-plus years in print, web and radio journalism. Tripp first moved to Alaska in 2016 to work with KTOO Public Media in Juneau. And later moved to Anchorage in 2018 to work with KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation. Tripp currently works for Spruce Root in Juneau, Alaska. Tripp also served as chair of the Station Advisory Committee for Native Public Media.
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