Megan Argetsinger moved to Bellingham eight years ago to attend Western Washington University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her major was titled The Body: Scientific and Cultural Perspectives, and explored the intersection between physical health, mental health, and the sociology of health. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health through the University of Washington.
Megan has four years of direct patient care experience, most recently as an orthotic fitter serving hospitals and clinics throughout the North Sound region. Megan is very excited to be working in a public health and health systems role and looks forward to using her education and experience to serve her community.
Michaela Vendiola was born in Bellingham, Washington and raised on the Lummi Indian Reservation. She is an enrolled member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe and a descendant of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
Michaela earned her bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University in American Cultural Studies with a minor in American Indian Studies. Most recently, she served as the Community Health Representative for the Home Visit Program at the Lummi Tribal Health Center. Her work focused on program development, patient outreach, and care coordination to serve at-risk Tribal elders of the Lummi Nation community.
Michaela is excited to begin utilizing her direct service experience and local Tribal health care experience and contribute her skills to the North Sound ACH.