Michael Black joined the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as the Deputy Commissioner back in 2010. He provided direction to the Division of Environmental Health & Engineering on development of new programs such as their fledgling energy program. Once solely a water and sewer design and construction organization, DEHE is increasingly working in areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy development to lower costs for water and sewer, construction of energy efficient clinics and buildings and improving infrastructure for remote communities. Before joinging ANTHC, Black worked for 30 years with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. At the state and finance; supervisor of local government training programs; creating and managing the Rural Utility Business Advisor program; Director of the Division of Community and Regional Affairs and Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Commerce.