January 23, 2004:Diary Entry

Yesterday I had substantial meetings with our Congressional Delegation. We let them know the ONLY priority we are focusing on for congressional appropriation funding is for the Community Health Aide/Therapist Program. We have before us the opportunity to make huge improvements in our Native Health Care Arena and to substantially impact the health status ofContinue reading “January 23, 2004:Diary Entry”

January 20, 2004:Diary Entry

Today I met with the National Indian Health Board’s Executive Director and Legislative Director. I shared information on various issues including primarily the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) Re-authorization, the Indian Health Service Budget Formulation, and possible office space that I could rent from them. I also met with Congressman Don Young and CynthiaContinue reading “January 20, 2004:Diary Entry”

December 21, 2003:Diary Entry

“If you have made mistakes….there is always another chance for you…you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.” Mary Pickford (1893-1973) American Actress It’s funny, I’ve dreamed of buying a house, being an executive, having a college degree.Continue reading “December 21, 2003:Diary Entry”

November 15, 2003: Journal Entry

(A Woman’s Journal – a blank journal with quotes by women). “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression: – Dodie Smith b. 1896 English Playwright I’m on a flight to Albuquerque, NM today. It is going to be a long day for Saturday, but fairly restful. I get to write andContinue reading “November 15, 2003: Journal Entry”

December 12, 2003: Journal entry

(A Woman’s Journal – A blank book with Quotes by Women)”In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person” – Margaret Anderson (American Publisher 1893-1973) Tonight I rest, or I may not.  It is a night of celebration and anticipation and serenity. This morning I’ve accomplished aContinue reading “December 12, 2003: Journal entry”

October 22, 2003:Diary Entry

Taking on even the “acting President/CEO” role has proven to be a challenge. It seems that suddenly there are (or perhaps more noticably) a lot of personnel issues. Staff doesn’t always act in the best interest of the organization. I imagine on our personal time – it is private – but what happens when ourContinue reading “October 22, 2003:Diary Entry”

The Beginning:October 21, 2003 – Diary

Today I am 33 year old. I was appointed acting President/CEO of the Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB) on October 10, 2003. It was a good day although difficult times. Our transitional phase has been taking place for about seven months, although I’ve been doing the work for 10 months. We have the opportunity toContinue reading “The Beginning:October 21, 2003 – Diary”