Norma Timbang, MSW
Adjunct Professor, Social Work Program
Building/Room: Casey 3W
Norma Timbang, MSW, is a social worker in generalist practice. Her consulting and mental health work includes individual psychotherapy, organizational and collective healing from trauma or conflict, and integration of principles of equity and social justice into non-profits, grassroots, academic, and government organizations. Her primary academic interests include historical trauma, intergroup dialogue, dismantling institutional racism, transformative justice, and decolonizing mental health therapy. Norma is one of the founding mothers and former executive director of Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (now merged as API Chaya), former Community Programs Manager at International Community Health Services, and current social work practicum instructor for Communities in Schools of Seattle. Norma has also served as a member of such organizations as the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum’s national governing board and the Washington State Task Force on Human Trafficking, and is currently on the board of the Filipino Community of Seattle. She has received recognition for her work in public policy, activism, and community organizing, including the Tony Lee Social Justice Award, a City of Seattle Proclamation honoring hers and her colleague’s work on intimate partner violence and human trafficking, and the University of Washington School of Social Work’s Martin Luther King Community Service Award.