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Chief executive officer of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium resigns

The chief executive at the state’s largest tribal health organization has resigned, a spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon.

Garvin Federenko resigned Wednesday “in order to pursue new business opportunities,” according to Shirley Young, a spokesperson for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

Young said the organization wished him well and thanked him for his time at ANTHC, where he served for 23 years.

“Garvin’s contribution to the growth and success of ANTHC over the last 23 years can be seen by the changes of the campus and the strength of ANTHC’s financial position,” Young wrote in an email.

Federenko previously served as the organization’s chief financial officer from 1998 through 2020, according to a now-archived page on ANTHC’s website. He moved into the role of CEO in January of this year.

Andy Teuber, former president and chairman of the organization for more than a decade, resigned in February shortly after a former employee sent a letter to the board of directors accusing him of abusive behavior, harassment and coerced sexual encounters. He went missing and was presumed dead after his helicopter crashed a week later in the Gulf of Alaska near Kodiak.

Federenko stepped in as acting president after Teuber resigned. After Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson was named interim president, he stayed on as CEO. Davidson is now president of ANTHC.

Young did not respond to a question about who would replace Federenko.