Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation announces 2010 Luminary Award recipients

Anchorage, Alaska (ICC)

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation hosted the third annual Raven’s Ball durng early April, 2010, at the Hotel Captain Cook. The Raven’s Ball has quickly become one of Alaska’s premier black tie events, and this year’s ball will continue a tradition of success that benefits the foundation and its three key initiatives: health care improvements, wellness and prevention, and healthy village environments.

The celebrity guests attending the 2010 Raven’s Ball include U.S. Olympic Snowboardercross Racer Callen Chythlook-Sifsof and athlete/actress Ariel Tweto. Entertainment will be provided by the King Island Dancers, Allison Warden and Marc Brown and The Blues Crew.

One of the evening’s many highlights will be the presentation of the Luminary Awards, which recognize individuals for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards:

The President’s Award will be presented to Mary Jane Fate, recognized for her support of moving a mammogram machine up and down the river system, her service as a University regent supporting health teaching and research, service as the first woman head of AFN, and service on several national commissions.     

The Legacy and Leadership Award will be presented to Mark Gorman, recognized for his many years of work in the Tribal Health Care System at SEARHC. He recently retired after 22 years as the Vice President of Community Health Services.

The Distinguished Provider Award will be presented to Dr. Gregory Marino, recognized for his many years of service at ANMC as a Hematologist and Oncologist, and for the care, service and comfort he provides to patients and families.

The Community Spirit Award will be presented to Audrey Armstrong, recognized for her many years of volunteer service with the ANMC Patient Auxiliary, a program benefiting those served through the mission of ANMC. She retired after 34 years.