Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association announces new President/CEO

The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) announced today that Jared Kosin, J.D., M.B.A., will become the organization’s new president and chief executive officer.


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Kosin currently serves as the associate administrator of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. He has worked closely with ASHNHA for seven years. Prior to his current role, he served as the executive director of the Office of Rate Review at Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services. Other past experience includes policy and
legislative leadership for the Colorado Speaker of the House, and Michigan Senate Majority Leader.

“Jared is a proven hospital leader with experience in health care policy from both the legislative and executive branch perspective,” said Rick Davis, ASHNHA Board Chair and CEO at Central Peninsula Hospital. “We are excited to welcome him as ASHNHA’s new CEO. He is the right person to lead the organization into the future.”

Kosin will succeed Becky Hultberg, who announced in August she will depart ASHNHA in December to lead the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).

“Becky’s tireless service to Alaska’s hospitals, their patients, and communities has been exemplary,” said ASHNHA Immediate-past Board Chair Chuck Bill. “During her tenure, the organization strengthened its work in the areas of patient safety and behavioral health, improved its financial position, expanded services to members, and served as a strong voice for health care access and quality in Alaska.”

The ASHNHA Executive Committee conducted a nationwide search for Hultberg’s replacement, and formed a six-member recruitment subcommittee. Kosin was selected from an extremely talented pool of candidates. He will begin his new position on November 14, 2019.

Kosin holds a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law, an MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and a bachelor’s in English with a minor in political science also from the University of New Hampshire. He and his wife reside in Eagle River with their two daughters.

The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association represents hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care organizations that employ thousands of Alaskans. Its membership spans geographically from Ketchikan to Utqiagvik. More information about ASHNHA can be found at

This press release was provided by the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.