Alaska’s SHARP Program – Council Meeting: 8/19/20

The public is notified that SHARP Advisory Council will meet in scheduled Business Meeting.


Purpose:  To deliberate on overarching program concepts, to articulate system values and program priorities, to potentially issue formal resolutions, and to conduct business of the Council and of SHARP overall.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, program policies, resources, budgets, timelines, selection of candidates, and other factors that affect the program. 


Date / Time:   Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, from 1:00-4:00 pm (up to 3.0 hours, and no more)


Co-Chairs:  Eric Boyer ( & Mariko Selle (




1:00 – Call to order

  • Welcome and introductions / roll call / adopt agenda

  • New Council Member:  New DBH Representative

  • Recognition of Rick Calcote

  • Public Comment


1:20 – New Business

  1. Topic:  SHARP Quarterly Program Report (standardized)

  2. Topic:  SHARP Quarterly Budget Statement

  3. Topic:  SHARP-1 – Selection of SHARP-1 Clinician-Applicants

  4. Topic:  SHARP-3 – Status of Regulations and Program Timeline

  5. Topic:  SHARP-3 – Contribution funding and Partnership Committee

  6. Other Items that Members Wish to Add (via contacting Mr. Boyer or Ms. Selle)


3:45 – Other Business/Announcements

  • Topic:  Assignments (if any)

  • Public Comment


4:00 – Adjourn


Public Testimony:


The public is welcome to attend, however public testimony and/or other comments will be taken only during the agenda-identified time-slot(s).


LocationVideoconference – There are two videoconference sites (Anchorage and Juneau).


Anchorage meeting location:

Frontier Building:  3601 “C” St, Anchorage, Conf. Rm #880. (Corner of “C” & 36th St.)


Juneau meeting location:

Alaska Office Building:  Conf. Rm 404, 350 Main St, Juneau (Corner of Main & 4th St)

On-site contact:  Robert Sewell, ph: (907) 465-4065, cell: (907) 723-0147


Optional Teleconference Line:


If you are unable to be at either location, you may also participate via Teleconference by dialing 1-888-392-4560 then dialing passcode:  5818485#


Council Member Attendance: 


All Members are asked to attend, especially voting members.  Quorum is required.  If a Member cannot attend, then he/she is asked to arrange for their organization’s Alternate to do so instead.


Program Description


Alaska’s SHARP Program provides recruitment and retention services for Alaska’s healthcare workforce.  The purpose of SHARP is to recruit and retain healthcare professionals to serve in DHSS-designated healthcare service locations in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans and/or payment of direct incentive, pursuant to a signed SHARP contract. 


SHARP Council Members:


Alaska’s SHARP Council is a deliberative body composed of up to 15 voting agencies, with at least four (4) more as ex-officio. Alaska Statute 18.29 requires that a permanent interagency advisory body be convened, and meet at least quarterly.  Current voting members are:  AK Academy of Physician Assistants, AK Behavioral Health Association, AK Commission on Post-Secondary Education, AK Dental Society, AK Department of Labor, AK Mental Health Trust Authority, AK Native Health Board, AK Native Tribal Health Consortium, AK Nurses Association, AK Pharmacists Association, AK Primary Care Association, AK State Hospital & Nursing Hm Association, AK Family Medicine Residency Program and Providence, National Association of Social Workers - Alaska, and the University of Alaska, College of Health.  Current ex-officio members are the AK Department of Corrections, AK Division of Behavioral Health, AK Division of Public Health, and the Mat-Su Health Foundation.


Program Questions re:  SHARP Program, the Council and related matters:


Robert Sewell, Ph.D., SHARP Program Director is available for questions via e-mail at or by phone 907-465-4065.  For more information, as well as example of service contract, see:

Attachments, History, Details



Revision History

Created 5/4/2020 12:17:57 PM by kamollette


Department: Health and Social Services
Category: Public Notices
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Publish Date: 5/4/2020
Archive Date: 8/20/2020