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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Nichelle Curtis-McQueen

Nichelle Curtis-McQueen, MSW

Western Washington Region

Nichelle earned her BSW from the University of Indianapolis and MSW from Simmons University (formally Simmons College). Nichelle is originally from Indiana and has lived in Washington since 2012. She lives in Federal Way, serves as the co-chair of the City of Federal Way diversity commission, and works for the State of Washington juvenile rehabilitation as a compliance manager.

Danielle Flores

Danielle Flores, MSW, LICSW

Western Washington Region

Danielle has been actively involved in NASW since serving as a student representative in 2014. Since then, has served in the roles of executive assistant and membership services director with the Nevada Chapter. She has also served as secretary in various student organizations and on several non-profit boards. She obtained her LICSW and is currently employed with DCYF.

Joshua Kent

Joshua Kent, MSW, LSWAIC

Western Washington Region

Midge Levy

Midge Levy, LICSW

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, as well 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.

Vernon Loke

Vernon Loke, Ph.D.

Eastern Washington Region

Vernon Loke, Ph.D., is currently a professor of social work at Eastern Washington University. Vernon’s practice and research focus on program development and evaluation, financial empowerment, asset building, legislative engagement and advocacy, and consumer protection. He also volunteers on the boards of several social service organizations and advocacy groups.

Christina Mason

Christina Mason, MSW

Western Washington Region

Allison Weide

Allison Weide, MSW

Western Washington Region

Allison cares about the standards and values of the NASW and the profound impact social workers have. Allison earned her BSW with concentrations in trauma studies and substance use disorder. As the first president of St. Martin's University Student Social Work Association, she appreciates collaborating with people who share the same values and are held to the same ethical standards. Volunteering on multiple school boards in different communities has cultivated her ability to work with diverse groups of people. Allison is currently an MSW Student at Ohio State University.