My YKHealth

About YKHC

At the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation we administer a comprehensive healthcare system throughout 58 rural communities with a mission of Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.

Each Tribe in our service area has authorized YKHC to act on its behalf in negotiating with the federal Indian Health Service to provide health services under Title III of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Because of this unique relationship, we are able to work toward our vision of Through Native Self-Determination and Culturally Relevant Health Systems, we strive to be the healthiest people. YKHC, along with 12 other Tribal Organizations, is a co-signer to the Alaska Tribal Health Compact, a consortium which negotiates annual funding agreements with the IHS for federal money designated for health care services to Alaska Natives and Native Americans throughout the state. Our corporate vision and mission is guided by our values of Optimism, Compassion, Pursuit of Excellence, Personal Growth, Importance of Family, Trust, and Elder Knowledge.

Our Service Area

YKHC serves 58 federally-recognized Tribes and operates 41 Village Clinics. Our five larger communities are served by five Sub-Regional Clinics. All communities in our service area are served by the regional hospital in Bethel.

Board of Directors

Elected by the Tribal Councils of each of the 58 federally recognized Tribes in the YKHC service area, the Board of Directors is the chief policy-making body of the organization, exercising all control, management and supervision.

Unit 1

Mary Ayunerak


Marilyn Stanislaus


Unit 2

Geraldine Beans

St. Mary's

Gloria George

Mountain Village

Unit 3

Bonnie "Aloysius" Persson


Mary Willis

Stony River

Unit 4

Moses Owen


Michael "Mike" Williams, Sr.


Unit 5

Stanley “Stosh” Hoffman, Jr.


Alton Alexie


Walter Jim

Board chair

Chris Larson


Unit 6

Sam N Tinker, Sr.


Unit 7

Adolph Lewis


Unit 8

Abraham David


James Sipary

Toksook bay

Unit 9

Patrick Tall


John Uttereyuk
Scammon bay

Unit 10

Darren Cleveland


Unit 11

Rebecca Bostrom


Honorary Board Member

James Charlie, Sr.


Senior Leadership Team

YKHC’s Senior Leadership Team, led by our President & CEO, is comprised of several division Vice Presidents. The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the executive administration of the organization, as well as the tone for the “Corporate Culture” at YKHC.

Dan Winkelman

President & ceo

Christopher Beltzer

Vice president of Legal & Workforce Development

Joseph Klejka, MD

vice President of Quality

Deanna Latham

Vice president of support services

Susan Wheeler

Vice president of hospital services

Patricia Smith

Vice President of Outpatient Care & Village Services

Lisa Wimmer

Chief financial officer

Mary Horgan


Miranda Robb

Director of Lean Transformation