Alaska-based business executive Charles Clement received his bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Northern Arizona University. He started out as an account executive at Aetna US Healthcare in 1997, before becoming the chief operations officer of Southcentral Foundation in 1999. Charles Clement is currently the president and chief executive officer of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC).
Established in 1975, SEARHC is a nonprofit health consortium of 18 Native communities of Southeast Alaska. Its mission is to establish programs that will help provide the best health care services for the Native members of the local community.
Programs include drives to increase the number of potential bone marrow donors who are of American Indian and Alaska Native descent. A recent drive, held on March 16 and 23 at the Ethel Lund Medical Center, hopes to add prospective donors to the Be The Match Registry, the world's largest marrow registry. SEARHC's Dr. Janice Sheufelt said in a statement that as much as 23 percent of Alaska Natives have no registry match, and she hopes that this drive will reduce that figure.
Charles Clement holds an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Northern Arizona University and completed a masters of public administration at the University of Alaska. He also attended Harvard Business School’s executive leadership program.