February 4, 2021 – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustee Brent Fisher, who was recently appointed by Governor Mike Dunleavy. He is filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Ken McCarty, who was elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives.

Trustee Fisher, a resident of Anchorage, brings extensive leadership experience in industries such as healthcare and organizational management to the board of trustees. He has served in executive positions for a variety of organizations including hospitals, large medical groups, hospice, military medicine, and private equity. Having served on the board of directors of numerous professional, civic, business, and religious organizations, Trustee Fisher currently serves on the boards of the Alaska Collaborative for Telemedicine & Telehealth and the Denali Education Center.

“Trustee Fisher’s experience in the healthcare industry provides a welcome perspective to the board of trustees. We look forward to working with him as we oversee the activities of the Trust and advance our initiatives to improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries,” said Chris Cooke, board chair. “We also thank Ken McCarty for his service on the board and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

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: