Providence has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the Gold Rush. This pioneering spirit set the standard for modern health care in Alaska and formed the foundation for Providence's growth as the state's leading health care provider.
Today, Providence serves Alaskans in six communities - Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward, and Valdez. Providence Alaska is the state's largest private employer with more than 4,000 full and part-time employees working for the organization statewide.
- Ella Goss, MSN, RN, Chief Executive
- Amy Miller, Chief Financial Officer
- Florian Borowski, Chief Human Resource Officer
- Kristen Solana Walkinshaw, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
- Carrie Peluso, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer
- Tamara Brown, Chief Executive - Providence Medical Group Alaska
- Kirsten Schultz, Chief Communications Officer
- Sarah Skeel, Chief Administrative Officer – PAMC
- Stephanie Kesler, Chair
- Donna Logan, vice-chair
- Pamela Shirrell, RN
- Lisa D.H. Aquino, MHS
- Sarah Barton
- Pat Branson, Chair, PKIMC Advisory Board
- Carol (Ann) Gore
- Joe Schierhorn
- Jyll Green
- Ella Goss, Ex officio member
- Farina Brown
- Scott T. Habberstad
- Daniel Safranek, MD PAMC – Chief of Staff
- Tanya Kirk
- Sean Parnell
- Stephen Burnside, Providence Kodiak, Chief of Staff
- Scott Wellman, secretary
- Karen King
- Admiral Tom Barrett, (Thomas Joseph Barrett)
- Roxanne Brandenburg - Board Liason
The Providence Mission reaches out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. One important way we do this is through community benefit spending.
These investments not only support the health and well-being of our patients, but the whole community. Through programs and donations, Providence’s community benefit connects families with preventive care to keep them healthy, fills gaps in community services and provides opportunities that bring hope in difficult times.
When the Sisters of Providence began our tradition of caring nearly 160 years ago, their ministry greatly depended on partnering with others in the community who were committed to doing good. Today, we collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs and create solutions together.
For generations, Providence has partnered with people of goodwill to offer a caring hand of compassion. We collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans.