ANCHORAGE, Alaska (August 30, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustee Anita Halterman, who was appointed by Governor Dunleavy earlier this month.

Trustee Halterman, currently working as an account executive for a risk management firm, is an Eagle River resident who brings more than thirty years of experience working in federal, state and local government to the board. Halterman has a master’s degree in business administration and spent most of her career working for the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. She also served as chief of staff for an Anchorage Legislator. She has been and continues to be active in her community, currently serving as a director for the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame, a director for the Alaska Collaborative for Telemedicine & Telehealth and as a commissioner for the Municipality of Anchorage Women’s Commission.

“Trustee Halterman’s experience and her interest in improving Alaska’s behavioral health system make her a welcome addition to the board,” said Mary Jane Michael, chair of the board of trustees. “We look forward to working with her to oversee the Trust and in our efforts to improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries.”

There are seven trustees that oversee the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Trustees are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the legislature to 5-year terms.

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