The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has promoted Human Resources Director Matthew Ione to chief administrative officer.
Ione has been serving as interim CAO since December. He will oversee the human resources, facilities, corporate communications, planning and development, and information services departments at SEARHC.
Ione originally was hired by SEARHC as a senior generalist in human resources and was promoted to director of human resources in 2010. He holds an associate’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in science studies from Wayland Baptist University of Plainview, Texas. He holds a Professional in Human Resources credential from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Ione has 18 years of experience primarily working in the human resources field in Alaska and Oregon. Much of that time has been spent working with the Alaska Tribal Health System, as well as in the education, information technology and oil field/facilities services industries. He is a graduate of the Leadership Excellence through Advancement and Determination (LEAD) program, a two-year leadership and management program for Alaska Natives operated by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
An Iñupiaq who grew up in the Norton Sound village of White Mountain, Matthew is a graduate and valedictorian of his class at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.