Southcentral Foundation fires senior executive and two dentists for falsifying health records

Alonzo Osche

One of Anchorage’s leading tribal health care providers has fired a senior executive and two dentists after an anonymous complaint documented “falsified health records” and “serious compliance issues,” the provider said in a statement Tuesday.

Among those fired by Southcentral Foundation was Kevin Gottlieb, husband of the organization’s chief executive, Katherine Gottlieb. Kevin Gottlieb was the first dentist hired by Southcentral Foundation in 1982 and, after rising to chief of staff and vice president of resource development, earned $725,000 in 2018, according to tax filings.

The two other dentists fired were Thomas Kovaleski, identified as the “director of dental,” and

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