Felicia has been a clinical social worker for 25 years. Felicia has experience with hospice, palliative care, hospital social work, and as a behavioral health consultant. Felicia serves as a delegate for AFT and as a delegate to the AFL-CIO.
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.
Paulette earned her MSW from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2016. She is originally from Kansas City and ventured to Skagit County, Washington to serve as a Clinical Social Worker in Healthcare in 2018. She currently works as a Social Worker in an Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit helping individuals cope and plan for life after a stroke or severe medical condition. Paulette has a background in medical care, outpatient mental health and criminal justice. Paulette joins the NASW to focus on policy that helps serve marginalized and underserved populations.
Dr. Juarez is a Professor of Social Work at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA and serves as adjunct faculty at Eastern Washington University and Northcentral University. He has taught college level courses, e.g., Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Policy, Cultural Diversity, and Research, since 2004. Dr. Juarez earned his BSW from Heritage University, his MSW from Eastern Washington University, and his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. Dr. Juarez is an active member of the community where he resides. He is passionate about equity and social justice. Dr. Juarez enjoys spending time with his family and friends. For Dr. Juarez education is the key to success!
Jeremy Arp's professional background includes positions with the state of Washington, 8 years (2011-2018) as executive director for the NASW-AZ chapter, and service to the Arizona governor’s office. He taught social work policy and services as adjunct faculty for Arizona State University and the college of St. Scholastica (Mesa, Arizona campus). Jeremy earned a BSW and MSW (with a focus on policy/planning, administration and community practice) from Arizona State University. He is a past-president of the Arizona Society of Association Executives and a past board member for Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition.