NASW-WA  Chapter Board of Directors FY 2022
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Garrett Hebel, MSW, LICSW, SUDP

NASW WA Chapter President FY 2022 - FY 2023

With a Bachelors in Social Work and Spanish from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago, Garrett moved to Seattle in 2016 when he joined Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to serve as a Mental Health Practitioner, in which he provides outpatient assessment, case management, referral, and group and individual therapy for clients with mental health and substance use disorders. Garrett holds licenses in WA as an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Substance Use Disorder Professional.

Miguel A. Juárez, EdD, MSW

NASW WA Chapter 1st Vice President FY 2021 - FY 2022

Dr. Juarez is a Field Director and Associate Professor of Social Work at Heritage University, Toppenish, WA. He has taught college level courses, e.g., Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Policy, Cultural Diversity, and Research, since 2004. Dr. Juarez earned his BSW from Heritage University, his MSW from Eastern Washington University, and his EdD in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. Dr. Juarez is an active member of the community where he resides. He is passionate about equity and social justice. Dr. Juarez enjoys spending time with his family and friends. For Dr. Juarez education is the key to success!

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Patricia Barnes-Cannon, MSW

NASW WA Chapter 2nd Vice President FY 2022 - FY 2023

Patricia Barnes Cannon has been a resident of the state of Washington since 2014. She received her BA in education/social welfare and MSW with dual specialization in child welfare and policy, administration, community development from Arizona State University. She completed postmasters work at the University of Arizona in interdisciplinary studies including cultural anthropology, Indigenous studies/administration.  

Vacant Position

NASW WA Chapter Secretary FY 2021 - FY 2022

Vacant Position

NASW WA Chapter Eastern Washington Region Representative FY 2021 - FY 2022

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Syrene Miller, MSW, LSWAIC 

NASW WA Chapter Eastern Washington Region Representative FY 2022 - FY 2023

Syrene A. Miller is an MSW graduate from Boston University, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication. She currently works for a community mental health agency as an Intensive Outpatient Clinician using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Forward Facing Trauma Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

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Britny Hobbs, MSW

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region Representative FY 2021 - FY 2022

Britny is currently working towards attaining a Masters’ Degree in Social Work at Boise State University. She has worked with the Crime Victims’ Advocacy Unit and the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. She is currently an intern with Sacred Heart Hospital and is working as a discharge planner conducting needs assessments of patients, advocate for patient’s medical needs and care, ensuring ease of transition from acute care to home or assisted care.

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Claudia Sellmaier, MSW, MA, PhD

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region Representative FY 2022 - FY 2023

Claudia Sellmaier, MSW, MA, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington Tacoma. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students about policy advocacy, macro practice, research, and disability studies. Claudia received her MSW in Germany and worked for years with young adults struggling with unstable housing. 

Iliana Monarrez

NASW WA Chapter MSW Student Representative FY 2022

Iliana Monarrez is a first year MSW candidate at Loyola University Chicago online bilingual program. She is a secretary senior for WA State Department of Corrections. She serves on the Board of Directors for Guided Pathways. She also serves as the online bilingual student representative for Loyola’s Diversity Committee, as well as the community engagement and social media coordinator for Loyola’s Social Workers of Color organization.

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C.J. Astrauskas

NASW WA Chapter BSW Student Representative FY 2022

Christopher “C.J.” Astrauskas is currently a B.S.W. student at St. Martin’s University. C.J. is hard working, open-minded, and always learning. He is experienced as an independent consultant and completed a career in the military. His current work involves work in victim services. 

 

NASW-WA Chapter Executive Committee

Garrett Hebel, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP

NASW WA Chapter President FY 2022 - FY 2023

Executive Committee Member

Miguel A. Juárez, EdD, MSW

NASW WA Chapter 1st Vice President FY 2021 - FY 2022

Executive Committee Member

Patricia Barnes- Cannon, MSW

NASW WA Chapter 2nd Vice President FY 2021 - FY 2022

Executive Committee Member