ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES

(April 22, 2019) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustees Ken McCarty and John Sturgeon, who were confirmed by the legislature on April 17, 2019. Both new trustees began service immediately. Trustee Ken McCarty of Anchorage, currently in private practice as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, brings over 35 years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, …

TRUST GRANTS MORE THAN $1.1M TO ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

Anchorage, Alaska (April 11, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (The Trust) has awarded over $1,145,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the third quarter of fiscal year 2019. The Trust grants, on average, $20 million a year to Alaska organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries, including various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system …

Trust Letter to the House Finance Committee Regarding the State Budget

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has a duty to educate the public and policy makers on beneficiary needs, and coordinate with state agencies on programs and services that affect beneficiaries. On April 3, 2019 the Trust shared this letter related to the proposed operating and mental health budget bills with members of the House Finance Committee. Trust Letter to …

Trust Statement on API Management

In response to the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services announcement that the state will assume management of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Trust CEO Mike Abbott has made the following statement. The Trust appreciates the urgency the Department has shown in the last two months to address long standing problems at API.  We believe that the Department’s decision to bring …

Trust Year-End Audit Update

December 31, 2018 As our valued partners and grantees, we know that the fiscal and organizational health of the Trust is important to you and the beneficiaries we serve. Earlier this year we reached out to members of our community about the Legislative Audit and Budget Committee’s audit of the Mental Health Trust Authority. As we close out 2018, I …