Commissioner Carrie Huie-Pascua is a first-generation Chinese American born in Ellensburg, WA. She graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. and a M.S. from San Francisco State University in Clinical Psychology. She has over 35 years of experience serving people with behavioral health needs.
Commissioner Huie-Pascua has a long history of serving communities in San Francisco, Seattle, and Tacoma in addition to cities in central/eastern Washington – Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and Yakima. She has served as director of behavioral health agencies in eastern and western Washington and San Francisco, California. Commissioner Huie-Pascua has focused on developing programs that provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services. She has provided training and consultation in the areas of cultural competency, cross-cultural communication, and quality interpreter services. She has served on boards and committees such as the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities, the Behavioral Health Advisory Council, the Mabuhay Foundation, and Child Care Aware of Washington.
Retired in 2016, Commissioner Huie-Pascua is active in the Filipino American Community of the Yakima Valley as a member, serves as a trustee on the Mabuhay Foundation and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Chew Lun Benevolent Association of Seattle. She continues to be involved in issues of equitable access in social services and provides consultation and training. She grew up in Ellensburg and currently lives in Yakima.