Executive Board

Rachael Jackson, President

Rachael, is a wife, mother, business owner, and the founding President of the Oregon Association of Black Social Workers. After speaking with other Black Social Workers in Oregon who expressed the need for community, support, networking, and social justice. Rachael decided to do something about this void and need. Rachael, wanted to create a Black Social Work network for the Black Community in Oregon. The purpose of the Oregon ABSW is for the Black community to benefit in Oregon. We are comprised of people of African ancestry. Oregon ABSW is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.

Rachael earned her Master of Social Work from Portland State University in 2017 and has been providing Clinical mental health services since then. Rachael currently works as a Mental Health Consultant in School Based Mental Health and part-time as a Medical Social Worker. Rachael is also the owner of Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center.

Vice President

Vacant

Timisha Wilson, Treasurer

Timisha K. Wilson identifies as a Black Woman and Mother in Christ, who lives with a passion for helping those in need, particularly her BIPOC peoples. Timisha earned her Master of Social Work from Portland State University in 2012 and has been providing Clinical mental health services since then. Prior to that, she worked over decade for the Department of Human Services serving people with disabilities, and children, youth and families. Timisha currently works as an educator of Social Emotional Learning in the K-8 Special Educational settings, as well as in private practice which includes Mediation and Consultation services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the Oregon BLSW and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from the Washington State Department of Health. She is committed to providing quality social supports and Mental Health services in her community.



Secretary

Vacant