Maniilaq Association Hires New Medical Director

Maniilaq Association is pleased to announce the strengthening of its leadership team with the appointment of our new Medical Director, Dr. Robert Onders. In his new role as Medical Director, he is responsible for directing all administrative and clinical aspects of the Medical Services Division.

Previously he worked for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) as the Alaska Native Medical Center Administrator (2020-2022), President of Alaska Pacific University (APU) when APU affiliated with the ANTHC (2017-2020), and Medical Director of Health Systems Improvements (2015-2020). Before joining ANTHC in 2015, Dr. Onders worked as clinical director for the Kodiak Area Native Association and as an emergency department director at West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming. Dr. Onders graduated from a combined six-year B.S./M.D. program through Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University in 1997. He completed his Family Medicine residency, Juris Doctorate, and Master of Public Administration with the University of Wyoming.

“Dr. Onders’ familiarity with the Alaska Tribal Health System and ANMC will be a huge asset to Maniilaq and our people,” said Tim Gilbert, President/CEO of Maniilaq Association.

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