Valerie S. Edwards, MD


Specialty: Family Medicine

Locations: Kake → Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (S'ÁXT' HÍT) →

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Education & Experience:

Dr. Edwards earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and she earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She completed her residency through the Alaska Family Medicine Residency program in Anchorage, a program that included fieldwork in Bethel, Kodiak and Unalaska.

Awards & Honors:

Dr. Edwards was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity as an undergraduate student.

Special Interests:

Dr. Edwards’ interests include the full spectrum of Family Medicine services, including women’s health, obstetrics, adolescents, and disease prevention. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, swimming, running, and hiking. In addition to working at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka, Dr. Edwards will provide services to the community of Kake.


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Todd Galuszka, NP


Specialty: Family Medicine

Location: Kake →

Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Education & Experience:

Todd comes to SEARHC after previously graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa and working in five clinics through the Sarasota and South Florida areas. 

Todd Galuszka has experience in a variety of medical fields including ER, Trauma, Pain management, Hospice, Family practice, Physical medicine, and Correctional medicine.

Prior to his medical career he was a highly decorated non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. 

With SEARHC, Todd enjoys working in a remote village and the support he’s received since arriving to start his Alaskan adventure. 

Special Interests:

Todd’s work related interests include Family Practice Medicine. Away from work, Todd enjoys most outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, and scuba diving. He has a grown son Kurt who also likes outdoor activities and recently became a fishing charter captain in Florida.


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Anthony E. Gastelum, FSW


Specialty: Behavioral Health - Clinician

Location: Kake →

Certification: Certificate of Behavioral Health Science/Drugs and Alcohol

Education & Experience:

Anthony Gastelum earned his Certificate in Behavioral Health Science/Drugs and Alcohol from San Diego Community College.

Over the years, he has been actively involved with the Organized Village of Kake Culture Camps; Tribal Youth Program; Tribal Courts; Circle Peacemaking; 7th Generation Mentoring Program; Across Ages Mentoring Program; SEARHC Behavioral Health Prevention; SEARHC Traditional Foods Project; and Andrew Zermmen Traditional Foods.

In his role as a counselor, Anthony has been extremely effective. He instills confidence in his patients that treatment will have a positive outcome.

Special Interests:

Anthony is passionate about helping people. He is a traditional singer and drummer who participates in and leads traditional ceremonies as a way to promote emotional healing.

Anthony also loves to spend time with his family, cooking and sharing ideas with friends.


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Marna L. Schwartz, MD


Specialty: Pediatrics

Locations: Angoon → Haines → Kake → Klawock →

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics.

Education & Experience:

Dr. Schwartz is a board certified pediatrician. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. As an undergraduate, she graduated magna cum laude with honors from Williams College in Williamston, Massachusetts and received her Post Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate from Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In 1988, right out of college she moved to Alaska and has been a resident for 20 of the past 27 years.

Dr. Schwartz also completed a one-year distance fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities and autism with the University of Alaska Anchorage lend program and had additional training in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) diagnosis. She completed the training on evaluation of child abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect through the Western Region CAC. She is certified as a PALS instructor.

Dr. Schwartz worked as a pediatrician in Seattle at the Department of Public Health as well as in private practice. She worked at SEARHC’s Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau for 6 years and participated in the community pediatric call rotation at Bartlett Regional Hospital during that time. Dr. Schwartz worked as the Program Manager for Alaska Emergency Medical Services for Children. The HRSA grant funded program within Alaska DHSS strives to improve the quality of EMS services for children in the state.

Currently she is a traveling physician at SEARHC, and regularly visits our clinics in communities that do not have everyday access to a pediatrician.

Awards & Honors:

Dr. Schwartz is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Special Interests:

Dr. Schwartz is interested in developmental pediatrics, adolescent health, infectious disease, and well-baby, child, and teen health care. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her two lovely daughters, Dessa and Tahlia. Reading, gardening and skiing are also personal interests.