Ms. Kathe Boucha is the Secretary of the IVeH Board of Directors. From March 2004 -June 2008, she was the first Executive Director of IVeH. As the Director of Rural Health and Alliances and Director of International Medicine and Telemedicine for Providence Health and Services in Alaska she signed working agreements consulting with the Ministries of Health in Romania, Bulgaria, Regions of the Russian Far East and Siberia on the development of healthcare improvement and telemedicine projects. Ms. Boucha participated in professional programs in International Protocol and Diplomacy and participated in numerous international trade missions. Currently, she is a Senior Scientist conducting Health Impact Assessments in communities close to extractive industry projects (mining, oil, natural gas, etc.).