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Vicki Thuesen, NP, assumed the position of Clinical Director for Montana Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Council (MMC) in June 2013 after working for the agency as a Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner since 1993. In addition to migrant health, she has more than 20 years of experience working as a nurse practitioner in various clinical settings including child/adolescent residential psychiatry, family planning, Indian health, university student health, integrative health, and private practice. In addition to direct patient services, Thuesen has served as the director of a women’s health nurse practitioner education program and is currently adjunct clinical faculty for Gonzaga University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Thuesen is married with two children and three grandchildren.

Vicki Thuesen, NP, asumió el cargo de Directora Clínica del Montana Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Council (MMC), en junio de 2013, después de trabajar en la institución como Enfermera Profesional para la Salud de la Mujer y la Familia desde 1993. Además de los asuntos de salud de los migrantes, tiene más de 20 años de experiencia como enfermera profesional en varios entornos clínicos, como psiquiatría infantil y adolescente, planificación familiar, salud indígena, salud de estudiantes universitarios, salud integral y consultas privadas. Además de los servicios directos a los pacientes, Thuesen se ha desempeñado como docente asociada en el programa de Enfermería Profesional de Familia de la Universidad Gonzaga. Thuesen está casada y tiene dos hijos y tres nietos.

Emma Zavala-Suarez's picture

Emma Zavala-Suarez, JD is an attorney currently working as a consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where she supports the contracts team in their global health and financial services for the poor work. She is also the chair of the Board of a nonprofit called Community to Community (C2C), a women-led influential grass-roots organization that raises funds and awareness for farm worker women and their families and the immigrant community in Whatcom County. C2C seeks to empower under-represented peoples to have an equal voice in decision-making processes. Emma is also a long-time member and current chair of the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project (LRFWJP), a subcommittee of LAW Fund, the preeminent Washington legal aid foundation. LRFWJP raises funds to financially support law students to engage in legal advocacy work on behalf of farm workers throughout the state of Washington. Emma was recently appointed by Governor Gregoire to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy where she serves as a public member, giving a voice to the public health interests of the under-served residents of Washington. Emma has completed her premed requirements for medical school and plans to apply for fall 2013 entrance. Emma was born in Mexico City and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. She has seven brothers and sisters, and her parents still work in the fields and are seen at Sea Mar Community Health Centers in the Bellingham area.

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