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Who We Are

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska.


Alaska Native People
working in partnership
to provide the best
healthcare for our


Partnering with our
communities to
promote a healthy
balance of mind, body
and spirit


Cultural Identity

Strategic Plan Themes

Employer & provider of choice

Seamless healthcare delivery

Intentional & strategic growth

Board of Directors

Elected to represent the communities we serve, the Board of Directors is the chief policy-making body of the Consortium.


Kimberley Strong

Board Chair | Klukwan

Chilkat Indian Village

Harriet Silva

Treasurer | Angoon

Angoon Community Association

Lincoln Bean, Sr.

Board Member | Kake

Village of Kake

Lavina Brock

Secretary | Wrangell

Wrangell Cooperative Association

Patty Cottle

Member-At-Large | Klawock

Klawock Cooperative Association

Lily Hughes

Member-At-large | Hoonah

Hoonah Indian Association

James Jack, Sr.

Member-At-Large | Juneau

Juneau Tlingit & Haida Community Council

June Durgan

Member-At-Large | Craig

Craig Tribal Association

Barbara Cadiente Nelson

Board Member | Douglas

Douglas Indian Association

Annette Bennett

Member-At-Large | Petersburg

Petersburg Indian Association

Marvell Nix

Board Member | Hydaburg

Hydaburg Cooperative Association

Judean Gordon

Vice Chair | Skagway

Skagway Traditional Council

Lawrence Widmark

Board Member | Sitka

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Dorothy Smith

Board Member

Organized Village of Kasaan

Jan Hill

Board Member | Haines

Chilkoot Indian Association

Executive Leadership Team

The SEARHC Executive Leadership Team is responsible for the executive administration of the organization, and also sets the tone for the “Corporate Culture” of SEARHC.

Michael Douglas

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

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Leatha Merculieff

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

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Dan Harris

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Elliot J. Bruhl

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

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Heidi Aylsworth

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

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Eric Gettis

Vice President, Behavioral Health

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Martin Benning

Vice President, Primary Care

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