Brian Giddens, LICSW, ACSW, is Director of Social Work and Care Coordination for the University of Washington Medical Center and Clinical Professor with the University of Washington School of Social Work, where he has taught courses integrating organizational practice, leadership, ethics and health care practice. Brian's professional background has focused on health and mental health in community- based organizations, long-term care, acute care, and outpatient programs. Brian has presented extensively on subjects relating to ethics, health care, and management in not-for-profit settings. In addition to roles as a manager, author and educator, Brian is committed to issues of health policy and was named a DHHS Primary Health Care Policy Fellow in 2004.
From 1995-2004 Brian served on the Advisory Committee of the National Association of Social Work HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project, collaborating on creating curriculum and conducting training for social workers nationwide, and in 2012 served as a panel member on the NASW Case Management Standards Revision Committee. Brian is past President for NASW Washington State Chapter, has completed two terms as President of the Washington State Chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, and serves on the boards of the Seattle Parks Foundation and Cancer Lifeline.