PUBLISHED: 4:37 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Angoon center welcomes Bennett
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

  Victoria Bennett
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announces the hiring of Victoria Bennett, MS, MSN, ANP, as Family Nurse Practitioner and Community Health Aide Program Supervisor at the Angoon Health Center.

Bennett has been working in the Alaska Native health care system since 1998.

Before moving to Angoon, she worked as a traveling nurse or nurse practitioner in Togiak, Barrow, Bethel, Aniak, Fairbanks, Shemya and Gustavus.

"Angoon is a beautiful place with a wonderful community," she said.

"I'm truly excited to be here with the rest of the great crew at the Angoon Health Center."

Bennett earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Rhode Island College and a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.

She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program, also at the University of Rhode Island, where she specialized in primary care.

She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association.

Bennett's medical interests include transcultural nursing, wilderness medicine and humanitarian relief, and she has served in humanitarian relief efforts in Guatemala, Rwanda and the Middle East.

Bennett also holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Rhode Island College and a master of science degree in management from Lesley College of Cambridge, Mass. She has worked as an editor for the Random House publishing company, a product manager for Texas Instruments, Inc., and as a producer for WJAR television news in Providence, R.I.

She has one daughter and four cats, and spends her leisure time learning digital photography, writing short fiction and poetry and practicing French.

Bennett can be reached at the Angoon Health Center at (907) 788-4620.