Tyesha Wood

Program Manager, AMBER Alert in Indian Country Program

Tyesha M. Wood is a Program Manager with the AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative. Tyesha is a former police detective with 17 years of law enforcement experience with tribal nations in Arizona. A majority of her police career was comprised of work in criminal investigations, with more than 15 years as a detective working in the areas of sex crimes and crimes against children. Tyesha has experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams in tribal family advocacy centers to ensure the safety and protection of children. She also served for two years as an Executive Protection Officer for the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice-President.

Tyesha is an alumnus of the 2018-19 McCain Institute of International Leadership Next Generation Leaders Program. She holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Arizona, and is a member of the Navajo Nation.