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Joe Gerace walks by a sign in front of building that reads "Sullivan Arena"

How we reported our story on the fabricated resume of now former Anchorage health director Joe Gerace

A joint investigation between Alaska Public Media's Lex Treinen and American Public Media's Curtis Gilbert found that Joe Gerace misrepresented his military, medical and educational background to get a job leading Anchorage's health department.
Anchorage's acting health director Joe Gerace speaks with journalists inside the Sullivan Arena shelter

6 takeaways from our investigation of Anchorage health director Joe Gerace

Gerace, who resigned suddenly as Anchorage health director on Monday citing his own health, used a fabricated resume to get the job, an investigation by American Public Media and Alaska Public Media found.
Anchorage's acting health director Joe Gerace poses for a photo outside of the Sullivan Arena shelter

Anchorage Health Department director resigns amid investigation into fabricated resume

Joe Gerace resigned citing "severe health issues" as Alaska Public Media prepared to publish a story detailing misleading statements he made about his military service, glaring omissions about his work history and outright lies about his education.