Tempest Dawson joined our staff in the role of Tribal Liaison last month. We are thrilled to have her on our team!
Tempest Dawson is a Tulalip Tribal Member, a direct descendant of the Klamath Tribes and also of Swedish descent. A strong passion for American Indian health policy and bettering the overall health of the tribal population led Tempest to her new role with North Sound ACH: Tribal Liaison. Through this new role she hopes to continue to strengthen the partnerships between the ACH and our region’s eight tribes.
Prior to joining the team, Tempest worked for the Tulalip Health System as the Health System Data Analyst. Her work included leading AAAHC efforts (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), quality assurance, data analysis, and project management. Tempest brings both clinical healthcare experience as well as her background in administrative and policy-related work; she has worked in the field as an Emergency Medical Technician and Medical Assistant.
Tempest grew up on the federally recognized boundaries of the Klamath Tribes, spending her summers on the Tulalip Reservation. With hopes of entering the health field, Tempest obtained her bachelor’s in biology with a psychology minor from Simpson University, later completing her Master in Public Health with a specialization in Health Management & Policy from the University of North Dakota.
In her free time, Tempest enjoys spending time with her son, teaching him through experiences, and playing sports.