SEARHC chooses new CEO

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC, hired Charles Clement to be its new president and CEO, a Thursday release from SEARHC said.

Clement will leave his post as vice president and chief operation officer of the Southcentral Foundation, an Anchorage-based regional tribal health care organization.

Clement will be based in Juneau when he begins his work in February 2012. He will replace Roald Helgesen, who is to become the CEO of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

Clement earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Norther Arizona University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

“We are excited to have Charles lead our team here at SEARHC,” said Jolene Edenshaw, chairwoman of the SEARHC Board of Directors, in the release. “Charles is a proven leader in Alaska’s tribal health care system, and he has shown a strong commitment to quality and customer service. We look forward to working with him as he guides SEARHC into the future.”


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