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Senior Leadership Team

Jerel Humphrey
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jerel Humphrey became Interim CEO in October 2021. He will serve through the search and hire process of a permanent CEO. His focus will be moving Bartlett forward during this transitionary time.

Mr. Humphrey has served as an interim leader across the country, most recently with a hospital in Pennsylvania where he strengthened departments and worked closely with staff in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. He comes to Bartlett Regional Hospital through a contractual relationship with a healthcare interim executive leadership company.

"Mr. Humphrey has significant experience as an interim leader and the Board of Directors is ready to work closely with him during this transition period to a new CEO,” said BRH Board President Kenny Solomon-Gross.

Bob Tyk
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Robert "Bob" Tyk joined Bartlett in February 2022 to assume the Interim CFO position. Mr. Tyk was selected through an interim leadership company and brings to Bartlett over 45 years of experience in the healthcare arena with over 30 of those years serving as a CFO or CEO. He has worked in hospital systems, physician group practices, and stand-alone hospitals ranging in size from 25-bed critical access hospitals to university-owned facilities. "My wife, Margy, and I have three children and eight grandchildren," said Interim CFO Bob Tyk. "Our oldest son and his family live in Anchorage so we have visited Alaska numerous times. We are looking forward to spending more time with them and exploring Southeast Alaska."

Kim McDowell
Chief Clinical Officer

Kim McDowell began her journey at Bartlett Regional Hospital in 2015, working in the Emergency Department (ED) as a nurse on an as needed basis. In 2016 she moved into the Clinical Assistant Manager role and over the following years became the ED Director. In 2021, she became Chief Nursing Officer. In 2022, she became the Chief Clinical Officer. Prior to coming to Bartlett Regional Hospital she worked as an ED nurse, charge nurse, and Clinical Supervisor in a 65-bed unit. She believes that when you place the patient in the center of all you do, you will never go wrong, aligning with Bartlett Regional Hospital’s mission to provide quality, patient centered care. Ms. McDowell holds an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Central New Mexico Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New Mexico Highlands University, and a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Hargrave 125X184Dallas Hargrave
Human Resources Director

Dallas Hargrave joined the senior leadership team of Bartlett Regional Hospital in January 2016 in his role as Human Resources and Risk Management Director for the City and Borough of Juneau.

Mr. Hargrave previously served as the Human Resource Manager for the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services; worked in the State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations; and also worked as an Assistant Public Defender and as a Law Clerk.

Mr. Hargrave possesses a BA in Biology and Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska, Southeast, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Karen Forrest
Interim Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Karen Forrest joined the Bartlett team as Interim Chief Behavioral Health Officer (CBHO) in October 2021. She is a highly experienced leader who will help strengthen behavioral health services during her interim tenure and the transition of this position to a permanent CBHO.

Ms. Forrest has extensive executive leadership experience in the areas of behavioral health, juvenile justice and child welfare. As former Deputy Commissioner for the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, she helped lead the collaborative development of statewide Alaska behavioral health reforms, including the 1115 Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Medicaid Waivers. She also served as a co-lead negotiator for the historic Alaska Tribal Child Welfare Compact. More recently, she served as the Chief Performance Improvement and Compliance Officer with JAMHI Health and Wellness, assisting in securing federal certifications in medical and behavioral health services, improving the sustainability of these community-based services. She is an experienced behavioral health clinician and believes in integrated care for the whole person.

Ms. Forrest holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Western Washington University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon State College. She is a life-long resident of Juneau with deep roots in the community who enjoys the restorative nature of the outdoors.

Tracy Dompeling
Incoming Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Tracy Dompeling of Juneau will join the Bartlett senior leadership team as Chief Behavioral Health Officer (CBHO) on June 20, 2022.

Ms. Dompeling currently serves as the Director of the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) with the State of Alaska. As Director, she has general agency oversight for over 400 employees, including direct care staff, nursing, and mental health, and is responsible for managing an annual budget of $58 million. She brings to Bartlett over 20 years of leadership, supervisory, and project management experience in Alaska in addition to collaborative working relationships with leadership in the Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Children’s Services, Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Division of Public Health, Department of Law, Department of Corrections, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust.

Ms. Dompeling holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work with a minor in Justice and a Master of Arts degree in Justice Administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.