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Ahtna Kanas Winter 2023

Jackie Engebretson Named ANTHC Director of Behavioral Health

Jacquelynn “Jackie” Engebretson has accepted the position of Director of Behavioral Health for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).

Jackie is a member of the Udzisyu (Caribou) clan. Her family is from Gulkana, but she grew up in both Copper Center and Valdez.

As shared by ANTHC, Jackie has been with the company for nearly four years and most recently served as a Senior Program Manager in the Behavioral Health Department.

She has more than 10 years of experience in Tribal health, with an emphasis on historical trauma, substance use, and mental health. Her career highlights include working on the team that developed the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda and building the Alaska Blanket Exercise (ABE) from a grassroots effort to a robust program. Jackie previously worked with the YMCA of Snohomish County, Tulalip Tribes of Washington, and the National Indian Health Board. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Social Work degree in Community-Centered Integrative Practice. She is currently enrolled in Alaska Pacific University’s Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program and MBA Program.

In her free time, Jackie enjoys making overly complicated recipes, reading mysteries, and putting clothes on the family Yorkie, Yoshi.