Katherine Gottlieb, DPS, LHD
Katherine Gottlieb is president/CEO of Southcentral Foundation. She joined SCF in 1987 and has served at the helm of the organization since 1991. She is a tribal member of the village of Old Harbor, a tribal member and elected tribal council member for Seldovia Village Tribe and an honorary member of the Native Village of Eklutna. She also is a visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School. Ms. Gottlieb is active at the national level in Alaska Native and American Indian policy issues. She has transformed healthcare and related health programs in her Native Alaskan community. Under Dr. Gottlieb’s leadership, the SCF network has demonstrated that high-quality healthcare and effective preventive services are possible, even in communities facing obstacles of poverty and geographic isolation. Dr. Gottlieb earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA degree with an emphasis in public health from Alaska Pacific University.