2021-2022 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.
Syrene Miller, MSW, LSWAIC
Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chair, Eastern Washington
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.
Michelle Landrum, LSWAIC
Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chair, Western Washington
As a Membership Engagement Committee Co-Chair, Michelle would love to spread the word and bring more social workers into this valuable organization. Michelle has been on the Membership Engagement Committee since she began as a MSW Student Rep in the fall of 2019. Michelle currently works within Indian Child Welfare. Michelle earned her BSW from Northern Arizona University and MSW is from UW-Seattle. Go Dawgs!
Danielle Flores, LICSW
Danielle obtained her MSW from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and since 2012 has dedicated her professional focus to Child Welfare and legislative advocacy. She spent some time abroad practicing social work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and upon her return obtained her clinical license in Nevada in 2019. During 2020, Danielle relocated to Washington state and has become a LICSW, continuing to practice in the field of Child Welfare.
Liz McCully is a long-time resident of Seattle who enjoys bicycling, hiking in the Cascade mountains, and camping with her 11 year old son. Liz divides her time across her advanced internship in pediatric palliative and hospice services, volunteering on the local crisis line, and keeping up with classwork. After graduation in Spring 2022, Liz plans to work as a medical social worker in hospital, crisis intervention, hospice, palliative or oncology. Liz currently attends Boise State University's online MSW program, and previously earned a Masters in Teaching from City University of Seattle (2007), and an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology and ethnobotany from The Evergreen State College (2000). Prior to returning to school for her MSW, Liz taught in both Seattle Public Schools and Highline Public Schools.
Erin Starkey, LICSW
Erin relocated to the PNW, after spending 15 years in Chicago. Erin is interested in connecting more with the NASW-WA chapter and supporting overall membership engagement activities. Now more than ever it is important for members and potential members to be connected and united in the services we provide as the increasing awareness and need for mental health services continues to rise and change during the pandemic. As a BIPOC social worker, Erin is committed and interested in unique efforts and needs of this population of professionals and clients in WA.
Brian is a retired Army veteran with 21 years of experience in leadership and education settings. He spent the majority of that career learning how to help others learn and grow, even when serving as a student in the numerous military schools he attended. Brian currently attends USC online.