Janelle Hyatt in KasaanHa’waa for the excellent open-board seat applications. We had several high-caliber candidates in the pool. This is good news because it tells us we have many engaged, successful shareholders offering their talents to our corporation.

After careful deliberation, the board selected Janelle S. Hyatt. Her professional and life accomplishments are impressive.

Janelle’s current position is Nurse Practitioner (NP) in a pain management clinic in Richland Washington. To earn the NP credential, she received her Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons College, Boston, 2018, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, 2014, and an Associate of Applied Science, 2011, in Alaska. Janelle completed her practicums in Anchorage at Southcentral Foundation, Jordon Creek Health Center, and Benteh Nutah Native Primary Clinic. In 2013, she won the Practice Excellence Award Program (PEAP) honor from Alaska Native Medical Center. Janelle is a licensed NP in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.

Nurse Practitioner is Janelle’s second career and second degree. After graduating from Ketchikan HS in 1985, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Washington State University. Janelle then spent 15+ years in technology support in San Francisco, serving companies such as Microsoft, Walmart, and many dot.com startups.

Between careers, Janelle traveled the world backpacking across South America, Europe, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand before returning to Alaska to pursue her dreams in the medical field.

Janelle’s track record includes leadership and prior board service. As past President of San Francisco Triathlon Club, Janelle is herself a noted triathlete (swimming, cycling, running) competing successfully in multiple IronMan races. She now serves as Secretary and board member of Columbia River Nurse Practitioner Association. Since 2000 Janelle has played an important role fundraising for KHHF through her donations and volunteer contributions.

Significantly, Janelle is our first “second generation” (inherited or gifted shares) board member. Her qualifications, and those of other top-notch submissions this year, bodes well for Kavilco’s future.

Please join us in welcoming Janelle S. Hyatt to the Kavilco board.

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