Tara Lawal MSM, RN (she/her)
Tara was born and raised in Seattle, she is Native Hawaiian and Indo-Fijian. Her father was the first midwife that she knew, when he delivered 3 of her nine siblings at home with her mom. Her parents taught her that birth should be family-centered, and promote feelings of safety and confidence. As a trained midwife, she values those principles and values her clients as the ultimate decision makers about their care.
Tara graduated with her Masters of Science in Midwifery from Bastyr University. She is a Registered Nurse and completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Seattle University. Tara served for 3 years on the Board of Directors for the Midwives Association of WA state, and is a founding member, and served for 5 years as the President of the Pacific Islander Health Board.
Tara is a co-founder of the South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation and the current Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Birth & Health Center. She is committed to creating an organization of Belonging, Integrity & Transformative Change. She loves going on adventures and travelling the world with her son.