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In January we welcomed Alicia Benish to the team as the new Community Impact Director. In her role, Alicia will develop meaningful community engagement opportunities among regional partners while supporting North Sound’s collaborative learning initiatives.

Before joining North Sound ACH, Alicia managed the Mobile Medical Program for Seattle-King County Public Health. In this role, Alicia collaborated with community and governmental agencies to develop outreach strategies to provide person-centered physical, dental, and behavioral health services to people experiencing homelessness across the region.
Prior to working for Public Health, Alicia was a management consultant who advised health industry clients in developing best practices to engage individuals with complex health conditions. Alicia’s work as a consultant and program manager were informed by her early experiences assisting individuals in navigating health and social service systems as a Spanish medical interpreter, case manager, and community organizer.

Alicia grew up in Snohomish County before moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in 2006 and a Master of Health Administration in 2014. In her free time, Alicia enjoys cooking, skiing, and discovering new hiking trails in the PNW. Welcome, Alicia!