Tsega Tamene

Tsega Tamene - headshot
Senior Director of Population Health

Tsega Tamene is a sister, daughter, friend, and more. Born to Ethiopian immigrants in Germany then raised in Minnesota, Tsega calls many places and people home. She has lived, worked, learned, and played in Massachusetts, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, South Africa, Tanzania, and more. Her commitment to healing and justice is global and local, centering communities most impacted, and requiring her own healing and liberation.

As the Senior Director of Population Health at Pillsbury United Communities, Tsega leads strategic program development, implementation, and evaluation in order to uproot health inequities. Her team focuses on food systems, health, safety, and accessibility. Her work also explores deeper transformative collaboration between healthcare and community, amplifying the unique role of community health workers, among other strategies.

She is passionate about community leadership, intersectionality, self-study, Black art, faith, and food. As a public health researcher and advocate, she has previously worked with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Suffolk County Jail. Tsega also currently consults at Decolonize Design, a global community development consulting firm. She is a 2020-2021 Community Equity Program leader and co-chair of Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council. Tsega graduated from Harvard University with a degree in history, global health policy, and premedicine.

Tsega can be reached at TsegaT@pillsburyunited.org