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Press Release: New Executive Director

August 15, 2018 – Anchorage, AK

The Board of Directors of Anchorage Project Access is pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Freemon as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Anchorage Project Access is a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to health care for low income uninsured members of our community by working with a network of over 600 medical and dental providers to serve those in need.

Melinda Freemon brings over 30 years of experience in Alaska in organizational management with an emphasis on systems integration and improvement to her work at Anchorage Project Access. She has worked in rural and urban Alaska and led a variety of health care, behavioral health, housing and other programs for vulnerable populations.  Before becoming the Executive Director, Melinda served as the Director of the Municipality of Anchorage Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Director of Supportive Housing for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) and the Executive Director of the Salvation Army Clitheroe Center.  Melinda holds a MS in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor.

About Anchorage Project Access

Anchorage Project Access is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase access to health care for low income uninsured members of our community by using a volunteer network of providers working in a coordinated fashion to create a compassionate, respectful, equitable, accountable and efficient program of necessary services for those in need.  Anchorage Project Access is affiliated with Christian Health Associates.

For further information, contact:

Melinda Freemon

(907) 743-6600

mfreemon@anchorageprojectaccess.org

The Wilson Agency raises more than $55,000 for APA!

The Wilson Agency is celebrating 50 years in business, and to commemorate this significant milestone they teamed up with Anchorage Project Access with the goal of raising $50,000.

We are pleased to report that more than $55,000 has been raised so far.  We were presented with $53,420 in funds at a gala celebrating their anniversary last week—and donations have continued to come in.

We are honored to be the beneficiary of such generosity and sincerely thank everyone at The Wilson Agency for their amazing support and dedication to our mission.

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Congratulations to Drs. KC Kaltenborn & Cathie Schumacher

The APA Founders were awarded the Volunteerism & Community Service Award from the American College of Physicians on May 9, 2014.

Drs. Schumacher and Kaltenborn spent countless hours to plan and implement Anchorage Project Access.  Without their leadership, APA simply would not exist.  On behalf of our patients, we applaud their efforts and energy and congratulate them on a well-deserved honor.