Washington Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)

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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.


Garrett Hebel, MSW, LICSW, SUDP

NASW WA Chapter President 2021-2023

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.

Brigitte Folz

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region


Nichelle Curtis-McQueen

NASW WA Chapter Legislative Action Committee Chair

Nichelle is a BSW from University of Indianapolis and MSW from Simmons University (formally know as Simmons College) originally from Indiana and has lived in Washington since 2012. She currently lives in Federal Way, WA, and is the co-chair the City of Federal Way Diversity Commission.  She currently works for the State of Washington Juvenile Rehabilitation at an institution called Green Hill School as a compliance manager.  She has worked for this agency since 2012 when she moved to Washington.


Midge Levy

NASW WA Chapter Western Washington Region

Midge Levy retired from many years of working in Seattle at Group Health Cooperative as a social work manager in Home Health and Hospice, also as a member of the HIV/AIDS team.  She served on the board of NASW WA for many years as well as the board of End of Life WA, and worked on the successful passage of the WA Death with Dignity law in 2008.

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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


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.