A little bit about me…

My name is Norma Timbang

(pronounced “Timbahng”).

I have been working locally, nationally, and internationally, exploring and practicing healing, strengthening collective and collaborative engagement, interpersonal relationships, and community-centered movement building towards social justice.

I provide private consulting and facilitation toward transformative and transitional processes for human and health service, policy advocacy, grassroots, academic, community, and social justice organizations. My consulting work includes and is centered on integration of values and principles of equity and social justice. I have decades of experience in organizational leadership, research, and administrative oversight, including as one of the founding mothers and former executive director of Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (now merged as API Chaya), an administrator at the Center for Women’s Welfare, administrator in research at the UW School of Medicine, and lead consultant of New Transitions Consulting since 2004. I have 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.

I am a lecturer at the University of Washington School of Social Work, teaching courses on InterGroup Dialogue, organizational development, community and coalition building, policy advocacy and development, community collaborative program evaluation, social justice and racial equity, human development, and direct social work practice. Additionally, I am a mental health therapist and organizational healer. I also provide conflict mediation from a framework of equity and social justice. I am one of the co-founders at The Well on Beacon, a multicultural, multi-service, holistic wellness clinic.

Honors / Awards

Acey Social Justice Award, Astraea Lesbian Foundation

Tony Lee Social Justice Award

University of Washington School of Social Work Martin Luther King Community Leader Award

 

Experience

Teaching

University of Washington School of Social Work and at Seattle University’s Social Work Program

“My teaching approach integrates facilitative practices, including InterGroup Dialogue and working collaboratively towards understanding and acceptance of diverse world views and experiences beyond our own.”

 

Co-Founder

The Well on Beacon

“I have worked as a counselor for many years and as a mental health therapist and organizational healer. I also provide conflict mediation from a framework of equity and social justice.”

 

Founding Mother, Former Executive Director

Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (now merged as API Chaya)

 

Former National Governing Board Member

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

 

Former Governing Board Member

Washington State Task Force on Human Trafficking

Previous Clients

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4culture

American Civil Liberties Union

API Chaya

City of Seattle Department of Human Services

City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

City of Seattle Office of Civil Rights

City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards

City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative

– City of Tacoma, Tacoma Police Department, PEACE Project

Gender centers and domestic violence shelter providers in multiple prefectures of Japan

International Community Health Services

International District Housing Alliance

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Juneau Medical Center Birthing Center

Legacy of Equality, Leadership, and Organizing Women’s Leadership Team

LGBTQ Allyship

National Asian and Pacific American Women’s Forum

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance

Nondprofit Assistance Center

Oberlin College MultidCultural Resource Center

Office for Crime Victims Advocacy of Washington State

Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Peabody School of Education, Vanderbilt University

Pike Market Child Care and Preschool

Pratt Fine Arts Institute

Pride Foundation Race and Equity Initiative

Puget Sound Training Center

Rainbow Center (Tacoma)

ReInvesting in Youth (City of Seattle, King County)

SEIU 925

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

Solid Ground

Just Serve Americorps

United Way of King County – Parent and Child Home Visiting Program

United Way of King County – Reconnecting Youth Program

University of Washington Women’s Center

Washington Alliance for Gun Control

Washington Asian & Pacific Islander Community Services

Washington Bus

Washington State DSHS Seattle Academy for Child Protective Services

Washington State DSHS Department of Aging and Long Term Services Administration

Washington State DSHS Department of Developmental Disabilities

Washington State Labor Council / WA YELL

Washington State Task Force on Human Trafficking

My Approach

1. Dialogue

2. Explore Impacts of Systems

3. Explore Identities and Social Constructs

4. Self-orientation

5. Relationship Building

6. Responsibility and Accountability

7. Collectivity and Collaboration

Partners & Colleagues

Teddy Wright

Facilitation, Healing
Facilitation, strategic planning, equity inclusion and diversity.
teddylw@gmail.com

Scott Winn

Organizational Development, Racial Equity
Facilitation, strategic planning, equity inclusion and diversity.
winnscott@gmail.com

Anjulie Ganti

Racial Equity, Organizational Development, Cultural Humility
Facilitation, strategic planning, equity inclusion and diversity
anjuganti@gmail.com

I’d love to hear from you. Send me a
message, via email or text, and I’ll

follow up with a time to talk over the
phone in 24 hours, or respond to your
email inquiry.  Phone:  206-229-4662.