UW School of Social Work

4101 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
Fax: 206-543-1228

Charlotte Sanders

Charlotte Sanders


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Charlotte Sanders joined the School of Social Work in Dec. 2014 as a teaching associate, serving as the field lead for the School’s newly created Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Program. Sanders has been involved in social services for more than 22 years, primarily serving Seattle youth and young adults in different homeless service settings and capacities, ranging from direct service, program management and advocacy. 

Aida V. Wells

Aida V. Wells


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Aida Wells is a bilingual and bicultural clinician with interests that focus on health, mental health and a multigenerational health practice. She joined the School of Social Work in 2014 as a lecturer and Field Education faculty member. Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Aida worked for several local medical centers, including Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason and most recently Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Norma Timbang

Norma Timbang


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Norma Timbang is known for her skill in building effective working relationships with community activists and legislators. She has been instrumental in community campaigns that focus on human rights and immigrant issues. She also has extensive experience organizing around issues affecting Asian American women, especially domestic violence and human trafficking.
 

Alice Ryan

Alice Ryan


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Alice Ryan began her social work career more than 26 years ago and has worked for different hospitals and health care settings, including Seattle Children’s Hospital for more than 22 years, where she managed the hospital’s bereavement program for child loss. Her work has focused on loss and separation, especially,  the needs of patient and families as illness progressed towards the end of life, which eventually led her to her current work in grief and bereavement support, with special emphasis on the experience of complicated grief through the death of a child.

William Vesneski

William Vesneski


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Dr. Vesneski joined the School of Social Work faculty as a full-time lecturer in 2015. He teaches across the MSW curriculum as well as in the social welfare doctoral program. His research focuses on child welfare law and policy and he publishes in both social work and legal journals.

Maureen O. Marcenko

Maureen O. Marcenko


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Dr. Maureen Marcenko holds a bachelor of science in education and a master of social work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 1988, she earned a doctorate in social welfare from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her primary research and practice commitments are to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families, particularly those served by the child welfare and other public agencies. Dr. Marcenko retired Dec. 31, 2021.

Gerilyn Myers

Gerilyn Myers


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Gerilyn Myers earned her BA in Society and Justice, and her MSW from the University of Washington. She is also a graduate of the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP).

Megan Moore

Megan Moore


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Megan Moore’s interdisciplinary research agenda is focused on health equity and improving social work practice, and health and mental health outcomes for patients after traumatic injury. She is working to 1) address disparities in care and service access, and 2) develop interventions to improve psychosocial care, communication, and care transitions in healthcare settings. She investigates methods to enhance the role and skills of social workers embedded in medical treatment teams in order to achieve these aims.

Rona L. Levy

Rona L. Levy


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Dr. Levy is professor of social work and adjunct professor of medicine and psychology. She also serves as the associate dean for research. Her primary research interests focus on the psychosocial aspects of health, including women’s health issues, chronic pain, the intergenerational transmission of illness behavior, childhood and adult obesity prevention and treatment, and behavioral medicine. She received her bachelor of arts from Antioch College, and her master in social work, doctorate and master in public health from the University of Michigan.