Foundation Board of Directors

Providence Alaska Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the Mission of Providence Health & Services Alaska. Board members are key constituents with the Foundation in the work across the community.

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Scott Habberstad, Chair
Director Regional Sales & Community Marketing, Alaska Airlines 
 
Mr. Habberstad is a lifelong Alaskan currently residing in Anchorage with his lovely bride Amy, daughter Catheryne and son Jack. Scott graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1989, attended flight school upon graduation from high school. Scott earned his multi engine commercial land and sea ratings. He returned to Ketchikan to fly for Taquan Airlines in the summer and attended college in the fall at Boise State University. Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing in 1997 and returned to Ketchikan to continue his flying career; shortly after returning, however, he went to work for the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau as the Director of Marketing. In 2001, Scott went to work for Alaska Airlines as an account executive in Anchorage and was later elevated to Manager of Regional Sales, Alaska and is now the Director of Sales & Community Marketing-Alaska. Scott is active in the community, sitting on the boards of the Resource Development Council, Visit Anchorage – past chair, Alaska Travel Industry Association incoming chair.
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Grace Greene, Vice Chair
TOTE Maritime, Alaska President

As Alaska General Manager of TOTE Maritime, Ms. Greene is responsible for the operation and profitability of the Alaska terminal and fostering positive relationships with customers and political and community organizations in the region. For over 15 years she has managed a wide range of activities from complex oil and gas exploration logistics, aviation operations and safety in remote Arctic Alaska, to business development and consulting. Most recently she was responsible for leading aviation logistics operations in the Alaska Venture for the Shell Exploration and Production Company. Ms. Greene also holds a bachelor’s degree in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy, as well as services in the Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot and Aircraft Commander in Iraq. She lives in Girdwood with her husband Stu and two kids, Claire and Patrick.  
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Donna Logan, Past Chair
Senior Manager, McDowell Group

Since joining McDowell Group in 1998, Ms. Logan has managed a wide range of projects including education, health and social services, community development, public policy and economic analyses. She specializes in coordinating projects that involve high-level interviewing, complex survey research components and diverse stakeholders. As one of McDowell Group’s senior staff members, she manages the firm’s Anchorage office. Ms. Logan holds a master’s degree in International political Economy from the Normal Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. Ms. Logan lives in Anchorage with her husband and two sons. She enjoys gardening and fly fishing.
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Tom Falskow, CPA, CGMA, Treasurer
Finance Manager, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

Mr. Falskow has been an Alaska resident for the past 18 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants having completed his degree in accounting at the University of Washington, Seattle. Mr. Falskow has 2 children. He has practiced as a CPA internationally, having lived in Switzerland, Norway and Canada. He joined BP after moving to Anchorage where he currently oversees financial projects for BP’s Alaska operations. He and his family have received medical care at Providence Alaska Medical Center several times, his youngest son having been born there. He is a strong advocate for all Alaskans to have access to the quality care that he and his family have received.
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Mark Kneedler, Secretary
Principal/President, Architects Alaska

Mark Kneedler is a professional architect and the current President of Architects Alaska. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and earned his architecture degree at the University of Kansas. In 1981 Mark and his wife Dixie moved to Anchorage and quickly developed roots within the community. Mark has dedicated his career to specializing in healthcare design, which has afforded him the honor of working continuously with Providence Health & Services since 1981. He has played a vital role in the design of many major healthcare projects throughout the state, including the Providence Cancer Center, the first of its kind in Alaska, and the Children’s Hospital at Providence. Working closely with the good people of Providence, Mark has developed a deep respect and appreciation for their hard work and dedication in supporting the mission and values of Providence.
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Bruce Lamoureux, Corporate Member
Senior Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
 
As chief executive, Bruce Lamoureux is responsible for overall operations of Providence’s Alaska Region. Lamoureux has been with Providence Health & Services Alaska since 2006, when he assumed the role of chief executive for Providence Alaska Medical Center. During that time, he led the medical center through growth and change, including the opening of a new cancer center and the establishment of a neuroscience center and telestroke program.
Originally from Quebec, Canada, Lamoureux relocated to Los Angeles as a teenager. He joined Providence in 2006 after serving as president and chief executive officer at a tertiary hospital in Los Angeles since 1997. He has more than 30 years experience in hospital operating activities.
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Suzanne Rudolph, CFRE, Foundation President
President, Providence Alaska Foundation
 
A lifelong Alaskan, Ms. Rudolph was born and raised in Palmer and joined Providence in 2001. As president of Providence Alaska Foundation, Suzanne is responsible for philanthropic and grants development and operations for Providence in Alaska.

Prior to joining Providence, Suzanne worked in the telecommunication’s industry in various operations and marketing leadership roles. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration and Management from Alaska Pacific University and has maintained her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) accreditation since 2007. Suzanne has served her community through Rotary, the YWCA board of Directors and The Foraker Group operations board, and is honored to be a previous recipient of Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40.
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Pat Branson
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc., Executive Director

Since the mid-1980s, Pat has been making Kodiak a great city in Alaska. First, as owner of Kodiak Marketing & Consulting. Then through her role for the past 19 years as executive director of Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. She has a passion for seniors in her community and advocates for their health through her work with Alaska Commission on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers. 

But her care doesn’t stop with seniors. She engages in local community government through her service as a Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member and currently as mayor. As well as serving on the board of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.
We are blessed to have Pat’s knowledge as part of our Providence Kodiak Island and Providence Alaska Foundation boards. She received her education at Illinois State University and completed her graduate work in communications at University of Wisconsin.


Jason Criqui
Senior Vice President, Northrim Bank
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Katie Dugan
Valdez Communications Manager, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
 
Kate Dugan is the Valdez Communications Manager for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. She is responsible for the company’s public and community relations in Prince William Sound and manages Alyeska’s philanthropy budget for the area. She also coordinates the Prince William Sound Traveling Health Fair, which brings health and wellness providers and programming to the villages of Tatitlek and Chenega every fall.

Before her current role, Kate worked on public health issues for many years as a policy coordinator for the Alaska Native Health Board, a legislative aide in the Alaska State Legislature, and as the government relations manager for the American Lung Association of Alaska. She has served on the board of Valdez’s local public radio station, KCHU, and participates in several local events. She and her husband live in the mountains outside of Valdez with their daughter, and enjoy all the exploration and adventure that the area provides.

Rick Fox
Chief Executive Officer, Edison Chouest Offshore - Fairweather

Tracy Hartung
CPA, BDO Alaska
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Mardella Lower
Retired Staff Clinical Manager Company: Providence Alaska Medical Center
 

Mardella Lower has been a resident of Anchorage Alaska since 1968. She and her husband, Clyde, came to Alaska for 6 months and fell in love with the great outdoors. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. Mardella is a retired Registered Nurse with 47 years in health care experience at Saint Joseph Nursing School in Tacoma, Washington, eventually earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Alaska Pacific University. 

With 45 years at Providence Alaska Medical Center she served as Head Nurse, Nursing Resource Specialist, Staffing Manager for Nursing, Magnet Program Coordinator, and Director of Nursing Resources. Early in her career she was certified as an Oncology Nurse and was actively involved in the development of oncology services at Providence. She provided management and over sight to Nursing Resource Pool, Transport and Life Team, Vascular Access Team, and Providence Early Assessment Team. She has been the recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award, and system wide Leadership Excellence Crystal Glacier Award. 

Professional ties with Providence began in 1968 and the commitment to the Sisters of Providence Mission continues today as a Providence Associate. Golf is a passion and serving on the board for the Wacky Women’s Golf association, volunteering with the American Diabetes Association, and national and international travel keep her retirement time active.

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Jill McLeod
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Born and raised in Alaska, Jill is committed to wellness and to all Alaskans having access to superior health care. Jill is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and has more than 15 years of U.S. and international legal experience, including extensive work in oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, environmental, employment and real estate law. Jill has lived abroad and traveled extensively, but now lives in Anchorage with her husband, Ken. They have one college aged son, Conner. Jill and Ken love to entertain and cook gourmet meals. As a result, Jill is also an avid triathlete and runner, and enjoys all Alaskan activities.
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Contingency & Response Planning Manager, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Anchorage

Martin Parsons is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Cordova. He has worked for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system for the past 26 years. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for The Eyak Corporation an Alaska Native Village Corporation in the Prince William Sound area, and is the Co-chair for the Alaska Native Advisory Board for Alyeska Pipeline. Martin has lived in Valdez for the past 26 years with his wife Deanna and their three children. Martin and his wife have recently moved to Anchorage area. He feels strongly about the mission of the providence foundation and has had firsthand experience with the professionalism, care and support of the NICU.
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V. Rae
Artist

V Rae has lived in Alaska for twenty four years and is artist in residence at the Alaska SeaLife Center and Alaska Zoo. Her Fur, Fin & Feather portfolio of wildlife expressions can be found in galleries and gift shops in Alaska, Hawaii, the Continental U.S. and walls of the Providence NICU, Cancer Center and Visit Anchorage. V paints from a studio/gallery in Anchorage frequented by many of her models and clients from around the worl‹1, and many of her paintings are drawn from personal wildlife encounters boating Alaska coastal waters from Prince William Sound to Southeast Alaska. Each year V dedicates a portion of her work to the local non—profit organizations that protect, sustain and enrich life in Alaska. She is an active member of the Alaska Watercolor Society and Alaska community of artists. But it was the many years of exemplary care given her father by the Providence Alaska Medical Center that motivates V to offer in return time and resources to the Providence Alaska Foundation.
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Lorna Richmond
Alaska Exploration Manager, ConocoPhillips

Richmond joined Conoco (U.K.) in Aberdeen in 1997. With 20 years of experience with the company, Richmond has held a variety of subsurface technical and leadership roles in Aberdeen (North Sea Development, Exploration and Operations), Houston (Subsurface Technology - Gulf of Mexico and Venezuela, Exploration & Appraisal), Stavanger (New Ventures Exploration), Calgary (Beaufort Sea Exploration Supervisor), Houston (Global New Ventures Exploration Manager - Europe, Middle East, Canada, West Africa and Latin America) and Anchorage (Greater Kuparuk Geoscience Manager and Rotary Development Manager). Richmond assumed her current position as Exploration Manager for Alaska in 2017.

Born in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, Richmond holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Durham and a Doctor of Philosophy in Geology from the University of Aberdeen.

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Stacy Schubert
Governmental Relations & Public Affairs Director, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

As a member of AHFC’s senior management, Ms. Schubert is responsible for communications with audiences ranging from government officials, investors, public housing clients, employees to media. She has proven herself a trusted and strategic partner at the corporation where profits are invested into the state and support the poor and vulnerable. Nearly 10 years of Ms. Schubert’s childhood were spent in Nome where her mother worked as a nurse. She earned degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. In 2014 she was named one of Alaska’s “Top Forty Under 40.” She also volunteers in both the NICU Kuddle Korp and the No One Dies Alone programs at Providence.

Kate Slyker
Chief Marketing Officer, GCI
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Ryan Wagner
Retail Service and Sales Manager, AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union

Mr. Wagner has been in banking and finance for the last 15 years. Currently the Retail Service and Sales Manager for Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, he spends much of his time leading retail teams across Alaska USAs vast network. He resides in Anchorage Alaska, with his wife of 15 plus years. All three of his children were born at Providence, including his twin sons who were born two months premature. Mr. Wagner sits on the Anchorage Youth Soccer Club Association Board of Directors, and volunteers with the March of Dimes annual walk.
  Trevan Walker
Principal, Seward High School

Trevan Walker is a fourth generation Alaskan from Ketchikan. He earned his teaching degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana in 1994 and returned to his alma matter to teach and coach. He completed his master’s degree at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 2001 and moved with his wife Michele to Metlakatla where they continued to teach and coach until 2007. He also took this time to earn his Educational Leadership Certification at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He began his administrative career for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at Seward Middle School. He moved to Seward High School in 2009 and has served as their principal since.

When Trevan is not being Seward High’s principal, he enjoys supporting his daughters, Marin and Alexi, in their school sports and activities. He also enjoys being active in all of Alaska’s outdoor activities with his family and border collies.
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Scott Wellmann, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Alaska Children’s Heart Center

Dr. Scott Wellmann is the founder of the Alaska Children's Heart Center, LLC. Dr. Wellmann grew up on a farm in a small town in Northwest Ohio before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in 1992 and stayed in Cincinnati to complete a residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the renowned Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. When he completed his Fellowship in 1998, he moved to Alaska to begin practice. Dr. Wellmann enjoys all aspects of his specialty. He is accomplished and experienced with diagnostic and interventional procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab, including closure of congenital heart defects through device placement. A strong advocate for the continued advancement of the cardiac health of all Alaskans, Dr. Wellmann sits on the Board of Directors of Alaska Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Emeritus

KathyAnderson

Kathy Anderson
April 2002 to April 2009

JamesBlasingame

James Blasingame
April 1996 to April 2002

April 2003 to April 2009
BarbaraCash
Barbara Cash
March 2006 to December 2012
MauriceCoyle

Maurice Coyle, MD
April 1990 to April 1996

JeanCraciun

Jean Craciun
December 2005 to December 2011

JohnnyGibbons

Johnny Gibbons
November 2005 to December 2011

MaxHodel

Max Hodel
Founding Member 1983

WilliamHopper

William (Bill) Hopper
April 2000 to April 2007

BetsyLawer

Betsy Lawer
April 1994 to April 2000

LorenLounsbury

Loren Lounsbury
April 1994 to April 2000

ClarkRush

Clark Rush
2002 to 2010