Dean, College of Health - Jeff Jessee
Jessee has over 35 years of experience in the Alaska health care sector. Formerly the CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, he brought strong administrative skills and a comprehensive understanding of state and federal regulations and laws. He interfaced with state and federal legislators and worked to leverage collaborative funding opportunities with both private and government sources. Mr. Jessee currently serves on several boards, task forces, and committees, including the Medicaid Redesign Steering Committee, Criminal Justice Commission, State of Alaska Opioid Task Force, Recover Alaska Steering Committee, Criminal Justice Working Group, and the Foraker Group. He is the recipient of the 2016 Cultural Humanitarian Award from the Alaska Psychological Association, the 2015 20 Year Vision and Unity Award from Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc., and the 2012 “Going to Bat” Advocacy Award from the National Association for Rural Mental Health.