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Patrick Anderson Named Chief Executive Officer of RurAL CAP


RurAL CAP CEO Patrick Anderson visited Haines Head Start in February.


After an extensive regional search, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) board of directors has named Patrick Anderson as the new Chief Executive Officer. He brings with him over 30 years of management and executive experience in leading, guiding and supporting companies with innovative strategies for growth, quality improvement and process efficiency. RurAL CAP’s CEO is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. 

Ted Angasan, President of the RurAL CAP board of directions, said “I have known Patrick for almost 40 years. I am pleased that a Native man with his experience and passion chose to apply for our CEO position. He will do a great job for us.”

Most recently, Anderson served as Tribal Health Director of the Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Clinic located in Neah Bay, Washington. Anderson has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to improving Alaska Native health care and a variety of other services. He is excited to continue and expand on this work through the important work that RurAL CAP does throughout the state of Alaska.  

Anderson was graduated from Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1975 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1978.  He has been a licensed attorney in the state of Alaska for 40 years. He has served as Parliamentarian for the Alaska Federation of Natives and the National Congress of American Indians. Additionally, Anderson has served as a board member for Sealaska Corporation, the Alaska Native Justice Center, commissioner for the Alaska Native Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission, and is currently President of the Native American Children’s Alliance. 


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