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.
Membership Engagement Committee Chair
Chapter President FY 2024 - FY 2025
Eastern Washington Region
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 EdD 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!
Western Washington Region
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.
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.
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.