2017 ANNUAL REPORT

Learn more about the Trust’s key areas of focus and review the Trust’s financial performance. Download or print the 2017 Annual Report PDF.

NEW LAND OFFICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Wyn Menefee as executive director of the Trust Land Office. Menefee has been serving as the acting executive director since September 1. The Trust Land Office is charged with generating revenue and managing the Trust’s nearly one million acres of land. The TLO carries out its stewardship role by managing and protecting the inherent …

TRUST AWARDS NEARLY $1 MILLION IN GRANTS

At a meeting on October 27, 2017, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 10 organizations across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $18 million to various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries. Grants …

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCE HIRING OF NEW CEO

The board of trustees announced today the hiring of Mike Abbott as Chief Executive Officer. Abbott will start in this role on November 1. Abbott is a long-time Alaskan and has a distinguished career in public service, he currently serves as the Municipal Manager of Anchorage.  Click to read the full release.

STATE MONEY SPENT ON ADULT CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS SHOWING POSITIVE RETURNS

A recent report released from the Alaska Justice Information Center includes a wealth of information about the justice programs in the state, including the results of a statewide program inventory, cost-benefit analysis, and an assessment of the evidence supporting the justice programs. Also included are breakdowns of the different kinds of programs that are offered (therapeutic courts, sex offender programs, education programs) …

THE UNITED STATES SENATE’S BETTER CARE RECONCILIATION ACT

The draft BCRA recommends deep cuts and caps to Medicaid, and will negatively impact thousands of Alaskans. The Trust and our Advisory Boards recently released an alert on how the draft BCRA will impact our state and Trust beneficiaries. Click on the link to learn more and on how you can voice your opinion on the draft bill, Joint Advocacy Medicaid …

TRUST’S POSITION ON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has great concern about the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the potential negative consequences for the Trust’s beneficiaries. While there may be a few beneficial elements of the Affordable Care Act that are retained, the vast majority of the AHCA’s proposed changes to the healthcare system will significantly harm the most vulnerable …

JEFF JESSEE RESIGNS FROM THE TRUST

Jeff Jessee is resigning from the Trust effective May 2, 2017. Jeff will join the UAA College of Health as dean of the college and vice provost of health programs. Jeff has spent the last 22 years guiding the Trust and ensuring our mission to improve the lives of beneficiaries remained at the forefront of our work. While staff will …

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Learn more about the Trust’s key areas of focus  and review the Trust’s financial performance. Click on the headline to read it in full: Annual Report 2016