Denali Family Services names new CEO

June 10, 2014

The Denali Family Services (DFS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hire of Chris Gunderson as its President and CEO. Mr. Gunderson has served as the organization’s Interim CEO for the past year, and prior to that as its Director of Training and Development.

Mr. Gunderson assumed the role of Interim CEO shortly after DFS filed for bankruptcy in March, 2013. Over the past year he has lead a reorganization of the company, which has now emerged from bankruptcy with a balanced operating budget. Founded in 1995, DFS is a 501 (c)(3) with nearly 150 employees that provide community behavioral health services to more than 250 children and families in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough.

Mr. Gunderson holds graduate degrees in English and Counselor Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he has also served as an adjunct in the College of Health and the College of Education. He is a lifelong Alaskan, raised in Talkeetna.