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Alicia joined the ACH as Community Impact Director in 2020, where she is tasked with developing meaningful community engagement opportunities among regional partners while supporting North Sound’s collaborative learning initiatives. Before joining the team, Alicia managed the Mobile Medical Program for Seattle-King County Public Health. What drives her the most are the people she gets to meet and learn from every day. She feels lucky to work in a field where she collaborates with people who lead change in their communities. Their creativity, grit, and commitment to serving others are a source of constant inspiration.

“When I previously worked in direct service, I had a lot of ideas about how to make systems work better for people, but there weren’t a lot of opportunities to act on those ideas. As a result, my colleagues and I struggled to step back from our daily workload to develop relationships with other organizations and pilot new projects. I like to think our work at the ACH makes it a little easier for people to build new connections, take risks, and celebrate their successes.”

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear.”  — Michelle Obama