Chapter Ethics Committee 

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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

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.

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Christopher Heckert, MSW, LICSW, CMHS

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region

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

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.

Stacey Speelman

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region 

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Katie Evans

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region