Tara is a senior associate at Agnew::Beck with deep experience in rural and international community development. She gratefully engaged with people across Alaska through previous work with the Rural Alaska Community Action Program. In 2009, she co-founded the storytelling show Arctic Entries in Anchorage, receiving a 2017 Governor’s Award ‘recognizing an organization that has helped strengthen communities by forging connections between people across race, class, and cultural divides.’ Across her recent eleven years in global health leadership, Tara centered her role as a mother addressing the realities of child and maternal mortality in rural Malawi and Madagascar before stepping down to honor the importance of decolonization in the field of global health. Tara returned to Alaska with her family in 2022 to reconnect to the power of community and incredible wilderness of our state, seeking opportunity to contribute to work in the intersection of public health and global climate change. Tara’s career experience includes project management, board relationships, leadership development, strategic planning, and fundraising. She communicates clearly and effectively, carrying ideas and projects through completion with energy and creativity, always maintaining a commitment to people and possibility.