The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has hired Brenda Parnell as its new Chief Financial Officer after a national search. Parnell will start work Jan. 31 in SEARHC’s Juneau office.
Parnell comes to SEARHC after a stint as vice president of finance and Chief Financial Officer with the Barrow-based Arctic Slope Native Association, the tribal health care organization that manages the Samuel Simmonds Hospital. Parnell has 12 years of experience in finance and compliance leadership roles in the health care industry, with previous career stops at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake, Wash., South Peninsula Hospital in Homer and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. In addition to health care, Parnell also has worked in the insurance and banking industries, and she has been a state and national examiner in the Malcolm Baldridge Performance Excellence Program.