Providence Alaska Region Board

The Providence Alaska Region Board provides leadership in operational performance, strategic development, and oversight of ministries within Providence Health & Services Alaska. The board has delegated authority for quality management and performance improvement; medical staff appointments, reappointments, and termination of membership and clinical privileges; medical staff bylaws, rules, regulations and policies; patient, staff and employee safety; community health care needs assessments; patient grievances; mission integration and effectiveness; patient, physician and employee satisfaction. They also provide advice and counsel to Providence in respect to: community relations; financial performance and strategic direction, compliance, annual budgets, joint ventures and evaluation and development of new services.  
The 2019 membership for the Providence Alaska Region Board is:
  • Pamela Shirrell, RN, Chair 
  • Christine (Potter) Kramer, DNP, Vice Chair 
  • Stephanie Kesler, Secretary
  • Lisa D.H. Aquino, MHS
  • Sarah Barton 
  • Tim Bateman, MD
  • Estrada Bernard, Jr., MD, FACS
  • Pat Branson 
  • Doug Capra
  • Tim Escher
  • Joe N. Faulhaber
  • Scott Habberstad
  • Kathy Hurlburt, MD
  • T. Noah Laufer, MD
  • Donna Logan
  • Eli Powell, MD
  • Preston Simmons, DSC  – ex officio member
  • Steve Smith, MD 
  • Chris Swalling