Partnerships in Mat-Su Grow

Left to right: Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation CEO, Theodore Garcia, Knik Tribe Councilman, Chief Gary Harrison and Lisa Wade, Health, Education, and Social Services Division Director, Chickaloon Village Traditional Council, Scott Johannes, Chairman of Mat-Su Health Foundation Board of Directors, and April Kyle, SCF Vice President of Behavioral Health Services

Connect Mat-Su officially opened on Friday, May 18. The ceremony kicked off with speeches from Mat-Su Health Foundation leaders, community leaders, and partners. Southcentral Foundation Vice President April Kyle attended and spoke briefly about the importance of community organizations working together to meet the needs of the area they serve. Representatives from the Chickaloon Traditional Village Council and the Knik Tribal Council joined her as they presented a hand painted drum to the new organization, symbolizing the heartbeat of the community the partnership creates as we walk this new path together.

To learn more about Connect Mat-Su, visit their new location at 777 N. Crusey Street in Wasilla, or call (907) 373-2628.

by Amanda Cantrell

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