Aubre Lawless is the Workforce Training Manager at the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers (WACMHC), an association of federally qualified health centers. In 2013, Aubre joined the WACMHC team to develop and launch a ground-breaking Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program, which was one of the first healthcare apprenticeships in the nation. The program has since been adopted by more than 40 employers throughout Washington and neighboring states. Aubre is currently focused on expanding apprenticeship to other healthcare professions. Previously, Aubre worked as a Program Manager in behavioral health for the University of Washington, with a focus on training Peer Support Specialists. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Sociology from the University of Puget Sound.
Aubre Lawless is a member of the Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy Class of 2016, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.