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Andy Teuber, head of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, resigns

The president and chairman of Alaska’s largest tribal health organization has resigned, the organization says.

Andy Teuber resigned Tuesday morning as head of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, spokeswoman Shirley Young said in an email.

Young did not say why Teuber resigned or provide a letter of resignation.

The ANTHC Board voted to name CEO Garvin Federenko as acting president and Bernice Kaigelak of the Arctic Slope Native Association as board chair, Young said in an e-mail Tuesday night.

Teuber did not immediately respond to a phone call Tuesday afternoon.

Teuber had been president and CEO of the statewide tribal health organization since 2008. He is also the president and CEO of the Kodiak Area Native Association.

Teuber resigned from the University of Alaska Board of Regents Tuesday, also effective immediately, said Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs for the university.


“I don’t have further information as to why he resigned,” Graham said.

According to its website, ANTHC “is the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer with more than 3,000 employees.” The organization operates the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

A profile page for Teuber on the ANTHC website was removed Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She focuses on in-depth stories about the intersection of public policy and Alaskans' lives. Before joining the ADN in 2012, she worked at daily newspapers up and down the West Coast and earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.