Airlift Northwest (Juneau, AK)


  • Name:Shelly Deering
  • Title:Director Clinical Operations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Airlift Northwest
  • Address:8429 Livingston Way
    Juneau, AK 99802
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:907-790-4944
  • Main fax:907-790-4989

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User Address

  • Address:6987 Perimeter Road S Ste 110
    Seattle, WA 98108
    United States

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:907-723-0168

User Email


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  • Mission:
    To be the preeminent provider of air medical services in the communities we serve.
    Airlift Northwest is dedicated to providing safe, efficient air medical care to critically ill and injured infants, children and adults.
    Safety: Airlift Northwest views safety as our primary responsibility.
    Clinical Excellence: Airlift Northwest is committed to clinical excellence and emphasizes experience and education in our staff.
    Access: Airlift Northwest provides the fastest possible access to appropriate medical care in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
    Respect: Airlift Northwest staff treats all people with personal and professional respect

  • History:
  • Airlift Northwest began when a tragic house fire in Sitka, Alaska claimed the lives of three children before they could be safely transported by air to a regional burn center for care. Dr. Michael Copass, Airlift Northwest President and Medical Director, was teaching in the Sitka hospital that day and was called into the local emergency room to help care for the children. "I came away from it saying that was the last time any doctor would have to get on the phone and beg someone to come and pick up a child,'' said Copass. He returned to Seattle, determined to find a way to provide air medical transport for residents in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Airlift Northwest was born.

  • Year established:1982
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Johnese Spisso, Board Chair George (Tony) A. Woodward, MD, MBA
    Lori Mitchell Stephen P. Zieniewicz
    Dr. Michael Copass

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Edward Eroe/CEO
    Dr. Michael Copass/ President and Medical Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Nan V. Walker/QI & Compliance Manager
    Marcia Lingel/VP of Finances
    Michael Greene/Interim VP of Operations
    Shelly Deering/Director Clinical Care


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:43-1950850

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