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Karen Perdue

Karen Perdue is the President/CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. Previously, she was the Associate Vice-President for Health Programs at the University of Alaska from 2001 to 2010, and Commissioner of Health and Social Services for the State of Alaska from 1994 to 2001. A life-long Alaskan, Karen Perdue also has been a Teamster on the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, a health planner, a business owner, a newspaper reporter, an aide and press secretary to US Senator Ted Stevens, and served in numerous positions in State government. During her tenure at the University of Alaska, Karen helped launch the Alaska Mental Health Trust History Project Jukebox, and later began the related Morningside Hospital History Project.

Karen Perdue appears in the following new Jukebox projects: