Yvonne M. Chase is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services at the University of Alaska/Anchorage. Dr. Chase’s prior experience includes serving as deputy commissioner for two state departments in Alaska and Washington State. She also has significant experience in the non-profit sector.
Dr. Chase holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University in Chicago, a master’s in social work from Howard University in Washington, DC, and a doctorate in social work from Norfolk State University.
Her areas of interest include social work ethics, child welfare, serving diverse client populations, and the global social work community.
President-Alaska Chapter (1984–1988); National Board of Directors (1998–2001); National Board Executive Committee (1998–2001); Executive Committee member (1999-2000 & 2000-2001); Chair, NASW National Committee on Inquiry (2001–2005); Board member, NASW Insurance Trust (2005–2007); Board member & Treasurer, NASW Assurance Services, Inc. (2007-2011); Board member & Treasurer, NASWIC, (2009 – present);
Board member, RRG (2012– present); Chair, NASW Task Force on Professional Review (June 2003–June 2005); Chair, Gosnell Scholarship Committee (2011-2017, 2019-present); Member, Competence Certification Commission (2011–2013); and Chair, Chapter/National Modernization Task Force (2012 – 2015). NASW Assurance Services Involvement: Dr. Chase has served as a member of the ASI Board and a member of the RRG Board. She currently serves as the Treasurer of NASWIC. She has also served as a presenter for the NASW Assurance Services’ Risk Management Program on Ethical Practice since 2006.