Lasha Tilsen is an enrolled member of the Brotherton Indian Nation. She joined the Department of Indian Work staff in 2020 as the Covid Resource Manager.
Prior to working at DIW, she worked at MAICC as the parent resource and front desk resource. She also volunteered at AIFC as an infant massage instructor. Lasha has always had a passion in life to help others, especially families. She has been a doula for many years and continues to be a helping hand for new spirits coming into this life daily. She has been honored to do ICWA foster care for six years.
Lasha graduated with an early childcare degree in 2002 and is certified in communication, active listening, and family building. She trained as a certified massage therapist in 2005.
Lasha is the lead for AIPAC at her daughter’s charter school, helping to get more Indigenous children to graduate high school. She enjoys hikes, camping, canoeing, and being able to sit and appreciate the sounds of the waters. She is a mother of six amazing daughters.
One of her favorite sayings is “It takes a village to raise a child. No one should have to figure things out alone. ” Lasha is a firm believer that together we can heal anything.