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Renee Gayhart
Tribal Health
Project Coordinator
(907) 465-1619

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Renee Gayhart
(907) 465-1619

Renee Gayhart came to Alaska in the early 1990’s after completing a Master’s degree at the School for International Training in Vermont. Prior to moving to Alaska, Renee worked overseas for a Relief/Development agency. Upon arrival to Juneau, she worked for a non-profit social service agency for several years.

Renee began state employment at the Department of Administration, Office of Public Advocacy, as a Public Guardian in Southeast Alaska in 1997. She transferred to the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, formerly the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in 1998. Her responsibilities evolved over the years from a Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist and Statewide Program Coordinator to DD Administrator. Her primary focus areas included fiscal management, Medicaid Regulation projects, Certification Packet revisions, Family Support Projects, MMIS development, and Provider recruitment and retention.

In 2004, Renee accepted a transfer to lead the Tribal Health Program in the Commissioners Office. In this role she provides Medicaid Tribal policy guidance, as well as coordination and support to division directors and their key program managers to advance the department’s Medicaid Tribal policy goal of improving the health status of our Alaska Native people. 

Sarah Harlamert
Tribal Health Program Coordinator
Office of Medicaid & Health Care Policy
Phone: (907) 269-7398

Courtney O’Byrne King, MS
Medicaid State Plan Coordinator -
Medical Assistance Administrator IV
Phone: (907) 334-2653
Fax: (907) 561-1684
Secure e-mail:

Sylvana Szczesny, CPC
Medical Assistance Administrator III
State of Alaska - DH&SS - Health Care Services (HCS)
Phone: (907) 334-2478
Fax: (907) 561-1684


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