Washington Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)

The Washington PACE Committee members carryout state candidate endorsement and build grass roots networks through member political education and mobilization.

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Adrian Bruton

NASW WA Chapter PACE Committee Chair


Adrian Bruton (LICSW. ACSW, OSW-C) is a transplant from Alabama to Olympia. She is a certified oncology social worker. She is in the process of working towards her DSW from The University of Alabama.


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 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.

Brigitte Folz

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region


Nichelle Curtis-McQueen

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region



Midge Levy

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region


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Ann Allen

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region


Ann Allen (LICSW) received a masters degree in social work in 1988 from the Michigan State University. She works in Seattle in integrated behavioral health care at a healthcare clinic focused on working with Asian-Pacific Islanders and immigrants at International Community Healthcare Services. She is a behavioral health provider and a specialist in high utilizers of emergency services, complex care, homeless, and co-occurring disorders. She is also a practicum instructor for Seattle University and the University of Washington advance degree programs.


Christine Ingersoll

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region