Garvin Federenko, the CEO of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, has suddenly resigned.
Federenko had been with the consortium since 1998, when he helped transition the organization from federal to Tribal management. Most recently, Federenko served as ANTHC’s senior director of Administration and Finance, which included oversight of Tribal Support Services to regional partners.
Valerie Davidson took over as president of ANTHC after former president Andy Teuber went missing in an apparent helicopter crash in March. He was never found and was declared dead. Davison had been filling in since Teuber’s disappearance, when she was named permanently to the position in mid-June.
The resignation is evidently effective, as his profile has been wiped from the consortium’s website. “Effective immediately, Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davison will serve as Acting CEO until the position is filled,” the group stated.
ANTHC is the non-profit health organization that provides health services to 158,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians in Alaska. Because Federenko is white, his job has always been on the line. Davidson said in a note earlier this month that the organization is not covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.