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Delegate Assembly Representative

Position 1

Felicia Lauritsen, LICSW

Felicia has been a clinical social worker for 25 years. Felicia has experience with hospice, palliative care, hospital social work, and as a behavioral health consultant. Felicia serves as a delegate for AFT and as a delegate to the AFL-CIO.


Position 2

Allison Weide

BSW Student Representative FY 2023

Allison cares about the standards and values of the NASW and the profound impact social workers have. She is working towards her BSW with concentrations in Trauma Studies and Substance Use Disorder. As the first President of my university’s Student Social Work Association, she appreciates collaborating with people who share the same values and are held to the same ethical standards. She believes individual struggles are the result of larger systemic injustices and we must attend to immediate needs while simultaneously working to change the system and remove the barriers that maintain social inequalities. Volunteering on multiple school boards in different communities has cultivated her ability to work with diverse groups of people. Past work as a Preschool Director strengthened indispensable skills like time management, adaptability, and attention to detail. Allison is confident that her education and experience will make her a well-qualified candidate for this position.

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Position 3

Paulette Chavez, LSWAIC

Western Washington

Paulette earned her MSW from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2016.  She is originally from Kansas City and ventured to Skagit County, Washington to serve as a Clinical Social Worker in Healthcare in 2018. She currently works as a Social Worker in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit helping individuals cope and plan for life after a stroke or severe medical condition. Paulette has a background in medical care, outpatient mental health and criminal justice.  Paulette joins the NASW to focus on policy that helps serve marginalized and underserved populations.  

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Garrett Hebel, MSW, LICSW, SUDP

NASW WA Chapter President 2022 - 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.

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Jeremy Arp, MSW, ACSW
Executive Director
Jeremy Arp's professional background includes positions with the State of Washington, 8 years (2011-2018) as Executive Director for the NASW-Arizona Chapter, and service to the Arizona Governor’s Office. He taught social work policy and services as adjunct faculty for Arizona State University and the College of St. Scholastica (Mesa, Arizona campus). Jeremy earned a BSW and MSW (with a focus on policy/planning, administration and community practice) from Arizona State University. He is a past-president of the Arizona Society of Association Executives and a past board member for Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition.

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