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Angel Flight West Board Welcomes New Directors
Date:2/20/2013

Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

Angel Flight West (AFW), one of the largest public benefit flying organizations in the United States, announces it has elected five new directors to its board. “Each one brings expertise and experience to help Angel Flight West continue to grow and arrange more free air transportation for those who would not be able to reach needed care,” said Laura Long, Chairman.

Joseph Sprague, Vice President of Marketing at Alaska Airlines, joins colleague Bill Ayer, Chairman of Alaska Air Group and volunteer AFW Command Pilot. Mr. Ayer is currently a director of the Foundation board after previously serving six years on the Angel Flight West board. Together they continue the 10-year partnership between Alaska Airlines and AFW to provide commercial tickets primarily, but not exclusively, for Alaska residents to reach medical care and other services. Mr. Sprague began his aviation career as a flight instructor and commercial pilot after receiving a bachelor of science in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Sprague holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.

Patricia McInturff has 30 years of experience in human services and public health policy and administration. Most recently, Ms. McInturff was Director of the City of Seattle's Human Services Department after spending over two decades in local and national public health leadership positions. Ms. McInturff currently serves on the Washington State University College of Arts and Science Advisory Committee and has extensive experience as a board member and executive of several not-for-profit service organizations. She holds master’s in public administration from the University of Puget Sound.

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