The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustee, Annette Gwalthney-Jones, who was recently appointed by Governor Dunleavy.

Annette Gwalthney-Jones brings more than 20 years of managerial experience in human resources and social services to the board of trustees. Her career background includes program work and leadership within many Trust beneficiary-serving organizations in the Anchorage area, including the Arc of Anchorage and the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Home. This experience, coupled with an extensive background in human resources and internal development and training, will bring a valued perspective to the work of the trustees. Trustee Gwalthney-Jones currently resides in Anchorage.

“Trustee Gwalthney-Jones is a welcome addition to the board of trustees, bringing with her valuable experience that will benefit our organization,” said Chris Cooke, board chair. “I look forward to working with her and our fellow trustees to help advance the Trust’s important efforts to improve the lives and circumstances of our beneficiaries.”

There are seven trustees that oversee the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Trustees are appointed by the Governor and, following confirmation by the legislature, serve five-year terms. To see a current roster of trustees, visit:

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