Movers and Shakers for June 27
Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson was named president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium effective June 14. Davidson has been serving as interim president since mid-March. With this change, Davidson is stepping down from her role as president of Alaska Pacific University, from which she has been on a leave of absence. In 2018, she became the first Alaska Native woman to serve as Alaska’s lieutenant governor, after previously serving as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Davidson previously served at ANTHC as senior director of Legal and Intergovernmental Affairs and represented Alaska Native communities and their health needs at federal, state, and community levels. Dr. Hilton Hallock will continue to serve as APU’s interim president while a search is conducted to hire a president.
Cornerstone hired Nate Seymour to focus on private sector business development and projects. Seymour has more than 11 years of construction experience, including working key positions for general contractors, mechanical subcontractors, real estate investing companies, and most recently owning his own construction and real estate consulting firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is currently studying for the Project Management Professional Certification exam.
Coffman Engineers Inc. announced the promotion of Matt Stielstra, SE, to principal and Structural Department manager at the Anchorage office. Stielstra received his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Oklahoma State University and his master’s degree in engineering in architectural engineering from Penn State University; his undergraduate and graduate studies focused on structural systems. Stielstra worked at an A/E firm in Springfield, Mo., in his first year after graduate school before moving back to his home state of Alaska and joining Coffman in fall 2008. Stielstra is a licensed civil engineer in Alaska, a license structural engineer in Alaska and Hawaii, and a licensed building systems engineer (architectural engineer) in Washington. Stielstra has worked on an array of building and non-building structures for industrial, oil and gas, commercial, and government clients. His notable recent projects include facility design for one of Alaska’s largest military developments for the F-35 program at Eielson Air Force Base.