Membership Engagement Committee
The mission of the Membership Engagement Committee is to recruit, retain, and reclaim membership of social workers and other like-minded professionals with a commitment to the principles and standards of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and our Code of Ethics.
NASW WA Chapter Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chair
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.
NASW WA Chapter MSW Student Representative 2020-2021
Syrene A. Miller is currently an MSW student at Boston University. She has interned with Frontier Behavioral Health and with Leslie Camden-Goold Homeless Liaison for Central Valley School District. She is excited to serve as the MSW representative to improve student involvement, advocacy, and networking in Washington State. She also serves as the co-chair of the Membership Committee for NASW-WA.
Emily Tillotson, DSW, LICSW
NASW WA Chapter President 2019-2021
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.
Garrett Hebel, MSW, LICSW, SUDP
NASW WA Chapter President Elect 2020-2021
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.
NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region
NASW WA Chapter Eastern Washington Region
Amy Trussell (MSW, LCSW) received my MSW from University of Texas in Austin and have my LCSW in FL, GA and ID. She has social work and leadership experience in child welfare, community mental health and managed care. She is currently a senior manager of a specialized program in a managed care company. When not working, she enjoys volunteering at Meals on Wheels and spending time with her husband and two sons. She lives in Spokane, WA