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NASW-MA Elected Leadership

Board Officers

PRESIDENT: Allison Scobie-Carroll 
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP & DIVERSITY: Angela Wangari Walter
2ND VICE PRESIDENT: Melvin Tapper

TREASURER: Jean Strassmann
SECRETARY: Mary Byrne
AT-LARGE MEMBERS:  Laflyn Thompson Wilson
Jason Ostrander

Board of Directors

BERKSHIRE REGION:  Christine Haley
GREATER BOSTON REGION:
Betty Chan
Bet MacArthur
Sarah Coughlin

CENTRAL REGION: Kimatra Maxwell
NORTHEAST REGION:  Stacy Ott 
PIONEER VALLEY REGION: Richard Cookish
SOUTHEAST REGION: Krystin St. Onge
MSW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Dominique McCoy
BSW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Kelsey Ann Lima
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Rebekah Gewirtz

Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee

BERKSHIRE REGION: Vacant
GREATER BOSTON REGION:
Sarah Kroesser
Sarah Satgunam
Alexandra Smith
Shana Seidenberg
Steph Trilling

CENTRAL REGION: Barbara Nealon
NORTHEAST REGION: Jennifer Machado 
PIONEER VALLEY REGION: Elana Cohen
SOUTHEAST REGION: Joan Morley
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Sasha Heggie


NASW-MA Chapter Staff

We invite NASW members to contact the Chapter's Social Work and Administrative Staff at any time with questions, ideas or concerns. Part-time regional Social Work Staff support the state's five Regional Councils, generate activities in the regions, and liaison with the Chapter office. We are all eager to demonstrate our commitment to you and to the field of social work.

Chapter Staff

Executive Director
(617) 227-9635 x16 • rgewirtz.naswma@socialworkers.org

 RESPONSIBLE FOR: Administrative, Programmatic, Fiscal, and Governance Issues ASK ME ABOUT: Running for Chapter Elected Positions, Nominating Candidates for Annual Chapter Awards, Newsletter Articles, the following Committees: LGBT, Finance, Awards, Social Worker Safety.

Jonas B. Goldenberg, LICSW
Director of Clinical Issues and Continuing Education
(617) 227-9635 x14 • jgoldenberg.naswma@socialworkers.org
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Continuing Education, Clinical Consultation, Advocacy with Managed Care Companies.
ASK ME ABOUT: Continuing Education Programs, MSW/BSW Intern Program, as well as the following committees: HMO/Managed Care, Symposium, Greater Boston Private Practice.

 

Jamie Klufts, MPH
Communications Director

(617) 227-9635 x19 • jklufts.naswma@socialworkers.org
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Chapter Communication Activities 
 ASK ME ABOUT: FOCUS Newsletter and Website Advertising.

 

Michael LaBerge, MSM
Operations and Financial Manager
(617) 227-9635 x10 • mlaberge.naswma@socialworkers.org
ASK ME ABOUT: Managing NASW Chapter Financials.

 

Henry de Lima, MSW
Membership and Program Manager

(617) 227-9635 x67 • hdelima.naswma@socialworkers.org
ASK ME ABOUT: Membership, Career Services, Licesensing Test Prep, and Workplace Safety Trainings.

 

Adam Linn
Administrative Assistant and Coordinator of the Collaborative of NASW, Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work
(617) 227-9635 x18 • alinn.naswma@socialworkers.org
ASK ME ABOUT: Conference Registration, Applying for CE Authorization for Programs, Chapter Election & Nominating Process, and Social Work Therapy Referral Service (SWTRS) Administration.

 

Christine Poff, MSW
Director of Government Relations and Political Action
(617) 227-9635 x12 • CPoff.naswma@socialworkers.org
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Chapter’s Legislative and Political Activities
ASK ME ABOUT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES: Legislative Advocacy, Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE), Criminal Justice, Housing and Homelessness, and Social Workers Concerned with Chronic Illness and Disability.

 

Regional/ Special Staff

Southeast Region Staff
Melissa R. Barbosa, LICSW
(617) 803-0718 • melissarbarbosa@comcast.net

Central Region
Contact Patricia Strong, Council Co-Chair
patriciamoriartystrong@aol.com

Northeast Region Staff
Zane FitzGerald, LICSW

(978) 471-0813 • zane.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Berkshire and Pioneer Valley Regions Staff
Jeff Schrenzel, PhD

(413) 782-1757 • jschrenz@wne.edu

Social Work Therapy Referral Service
(617) 720-2828 • (800) 242-9794 • info@therapymatcher.org
Barbara Burka, Director
Anita Mulcahey, Assistant Director
Jill Millis, Referral Clinician

6/12/2017

National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts Chapter
14 Beacon Street, Suite 409, Boston MA 02108
tel: (617)227-9635 fax: (617)227-9877 email: chapter@naswma.org
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