Roald Helgesen is Chief Executive Officer and Administrator for the Alaska Native Medical Center. In his role, he oversees the statewide Alaska Native health services, including the tertiary and specialty care hospital at the Alaska Native Medical Center and support services that serve Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska.
Prior to joining the Consortium, Mr. Helgesen held several positions of progressive responsibility in the Alaska Tribal Health System. Early in his career, he also provided direct health care services as an emergency medical technician.
Mr. Helgesen grew up in Sitka and is an enrolled Tribal member with Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While earning his Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, he also earned the department’s award for excellence in graduate education.
Mr. Helgesen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He also serves on the Alaska Tribal Health System Directors committee of the Alaska Native Health Board, the executive committee of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, and steering committees for Healthy Alaskans 2020.