A program advisory commission that develops a comprehensive health services plan; advises on budget and programs of the Health Department and legislative matters affecting health programs. 

Major Activities
  • Facilitate the development of prioritized local health and human services goals and needs.
  • Recommend mechanisms and actions to meet the prioritized goals to the Mayor and Assembly.
  • Inform the Mayor and Assembly and community on the status of health and human services issues as new strategies are implemented and challenges arise.

Regular Commission Meetings are held bi-monthly:  Second Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November.  All meetings are held through Microsoft Teams from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 

Next Meeting: Wed., November 10, 2021 - 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Microsoft Teams  - PUBLIC WELCOME


There are nine seats on the Commission.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly.  Terms are 3 years and commissioners may be reappointed for an additional 3 year term. 

Kati Ward-Hamer, CHAIR

Donna Mears, VICE CHAIR                 

Laura Hudson

Matthew Thomas                        

Gabe Garcia                              

Stephanie Berglund                    

Dr. Jocasta Olp



Staff Support

Staff support is provided by the Administrative Division,  Anchorage Health Department.  For more information or to receive a meeting link call 907-343-6590 or email Judy Atkins at judith.atkins@anchorageak.gov


Health and Human Services Commission