At the beginning of his career, Charles Clement managed self-insured health plans as an account executive for the Anchorage, Alaska, office of Aetna U.S. Healthcare. He subsequently joined Southcentral Foundation (SCF) as a special assistant to the president, beginning a progression through multiple leadership positions with the Alaskan tribal health and wellness organization. As SCF’s chief information officer and director of information technology, Charles Clement led the creation of an in-house data network that expanded services for users and decreased operating costs. Before leaving SCF, he served as vice president and chief operating officer and managed the overall functioning and performance of the $200 million health system.
In his current role as president and chief executive officer of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, Charles Clement works with the board of directors to develop organizational goals and build up the infrastructure of a health-care system that serves 18 Southeast Alaska communities. He has played a decisive role in securing federal grants for SEARHC worth $17 million dollars, as well as government contracts valued at over $45 million. To help the organization grow its revenue in a declining market, he has driven measures such as boosting third-party billing and working to increase volumes by improving patient satisfaction.
Charles Clement possesses a bachelor of science in economics and political science from Northern Arizona University and a master of public administration from the University of Alaska. During his tenure with SCF, Mr. Clement completed executive leadership programs with Harvard Business School and Indian Health Service.