HANF previews its 2013 Raven’s Ball, announces 2013 Luminary Award recipients

Posted on November 19, 2012 in Events

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s charitable arm, will host the sixth annual Raven’s Ball on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The Raven’s Ball is one of Alaska’s premier black tie parties and dynamic fundraising events, and this year’s ball will continue its tradition of philanthropy that benefits the Foundation’s three key initiatives: improving medical care; strengthening wellness and prevention efforts; and promoting healthy village environments.
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One annual Raven’s Ball highlight is the presentation of the Luminary Awards, which recognize individuals for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. The Foundation Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards:

The President’s Award will be presented to Dr. David Mather, owner of Mather & Associates.  Dr. Mather’s work has contributed significantly to the performance of the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS). He has provided financial analysis and counsel to the Alaska Tribal Health Compact's Caucus and many of its participants from its earliest days. His ability to translate complex funding issues has been critical to the early, continuing and increasing success of the ATHS.

The Legacy and Leadership Award will be presented to Paul Hansen, Deputy Health Administrator for Maniilaq Health Services. Mr. Hansen has developed relationships with tribal partners, gained the respect of many, and led the Maniilaq Association toward being a full service health care provider.

The Distinguished Provider Award will be presented to John Salmon, a Physician Assistant at Norton Sound Health Corporation. Mr. Salmon’s expertise and experience has made him the go to person in the Norton Sound region for orthopedic injuries, fracture care and difficult dermatology issues. He has also become the area expert on tuberculosis treatment and surveillance.

The Community Spirit Award will be presented to Beverly Hoffman, Volunteer Coordinator at Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat School in Bethel. Ms. Hoffman’s has a true passion to improve well-being and safety in her region and community. She has made volunteering and community service a way of life, demonstrating a sense of caring and responsibility for others.

For more information on the 2013 Raven’s Ball, Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards,  and sponsorship and table information, call (907) 729-5652.