Chapter Ethics Committee 

The Chapter Ethics Committee (CEC) is responsible for assisting the NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) in addressing complaints filed against members in accord with the Association’s policy on professional review. 

Beda Heribson

Ethics Committee Chair

bedaherb@outlook.com

Beda Herbison ( BFA, MSW, LICSW) - Worked at the VA Medical Center, Seattle from 2000 - 2011.  Assignments included the Geriatric Clinic, The MS Clinic, Spinal Cord Injury Clinic and Community Programs.  Within the Community Programs, coordinated the Homemaker Home Health Aid (HHHA) program, the Adult Day Health Program and was a case manager for the Nursing Home Care Program. Developed end of life decision making while at the VA; in retirement volunteered for End of Life Washington (at the time, it was Compassion & Choices Washington State) for about 3 years. Currently providing supervision for licensure with Multicare Home Health & Hospice, Tacoma, WA and a few social workers within not-for-profit agencies.

Emily Tillotson, DSW, LICSW

NASW WA Chapter President 2019-2021

Emily.Tillotson@wallawalla.edu

Emily is a licensed clinical social worker with ten years of clinical experience and over ten years of experience as a social work educator in higher education. She is a longtime NASW member and has been serving on the NASW Board since 2017.

Christopher Heckert, MSW, LICSW, CMHS

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region

chris@heckertcounseling.com

Chris Heckert (MSW, LICSW, CMHS) - Christopher is a licensed clinical social worker and child mental health specialist with a private practice in Bellingham, WA. He earned his Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California and is currently a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) student at the University of St. Thomas. Christopher is also adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.

Allison Bennett

NASW WA Chapter Eastern Washington Region

msavbennett@gmail.com

Allison Bennett (MSW, LICSW)- Allison Bennett lives and works in Spokane, Washington. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and English Literature from Western Washington University, and her Master of Social Work (Mental Health Concentration) degree from the University of Southern California.

Garrett Hebel, MSW, LICSW, SUDP

NASW WA Chapter President Elect 2020-2021

garrett.hebel@gmail.com

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 spent two years working in adolescent residential trauma and behavioral rehabilitation in Chicago, IL and moved to Seattle in 2016. In 2016, 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 was previously the co-chair of a Young Professionals special interest group with the NASW-IL Chapter, and previously, the chair of the Legislative Action Committee with the WA Chapter, and he currently holds licenses in WA as an Associate Independent Clinical Social Worker and Substance Use Disorder Professional.

Stacey Speelman

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region

staceyrspeelman@gmail.com 

Katie Evans

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region

kevans36@hotmail.com