Born and raised in Spokane, Marion Lee proudly stands beside all Eastern Washington community members and partner organizations as they face tough challenges and work collaboratively to overcome barriers to health for all.
Marion Lee has served to create connections between people and systems her entire life. With an unwavering optimist attitude, she is highly motivated by the powerful role that authentic relationships between people and community partners has in shaping and guiding our lives. She has spent the last fifteen years working to improve community health in various settings; academia, non-profits and public health. Her dedication to relationships, connectivity and inclusion has remained steadfast.
Heavily influenced by the Community Health Worker model, she focuses on empowerment and uplifting the voices of the unheard. And actively advocates for the inclusion of those powerful unheard voices in policy and system designs and transformations. Throughout her work, she maintains a natural focus on her abiding dedication to those authentic relationships. Utilizing lessons learned from her extensive experiences in community mobilization, she works to support system and policy reform, a lasting reform that is inclusive of all voices and community members.
Deeply inspired by the power of social capital, she is a positive relationship person who seeks to identify mission alignment between people and organizations. Her role as the Lead Eastern Washington Trainer for the Washington State Department of Health Community Health Worker Training System, allows her passion for inclusion and partnerships to reach far beyond program lines. Leading the Eastern Washington Community Health Worker Network, also creates foundational support for others serving to connect people to clinical and community resources.