2023 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards

Join us in celebrating and recognizing the 2023 Luminary Award Recipients!

Distinguished Provider Award
Mildred Hennings, Alaska Native Medical Center

Ms. Hennings’ contribution to Alaska Native health spans over two decades of working to protect and improve the health of Alaska Native people. Ms. Hennings’ leadership was instrumental in building the Alaska Native Medical Center’s Oncology Clinic’s Infusion Program.

Outstanding Rural Health Champion Award
Susan Gorba, Norton Sound Health Corporation

Ms. Gorba is a champion for women and children and works tirelessly for their protection and safety. She has been a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for over 20 years and two years ago brought her expertise to Nome, Alaska as the manager of the Forensic Department at Norton Sound Health Corporation. She works to ensure women and children get the care they deserve to make the community safer for all.

Outstanding Rural Health Champion Award
Remote Maintenance Worker (RMW) Program,
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Remote Maintenance Worker Program team provides training, technical assistance and emergency response support to over 40 public water systems in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and other programs in Alaska. They are on call 365 days a year to support water plant operators and respond to countless emergencies.

President’s Legacy and Leadership Award
Vivian Echavarria, Alaska Native Medical Center

Ms. Echavarria championed the formation of the Alaska Native Medical Center’s COVID-19 response and led multiple initiatives during the pandemic. She helped to maintain staff morale and provided expert
guidance on complex issues.

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