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2009 NASW Vote

Results of voting are in for this spring’s election of members of NASW’s national Board of Directors and Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification. Results of the voting follow. Winners (in italics) took office on July 1.

Board of Directors
Vice President (2009-2012)
Darrell Wheeler, 5,343
Libby Kay, 5,243
Treasurer (2009-2012)
Diana Stroud, 6,202
W. Mark Clark, 4,272,
BSW Student (2009-2011)
Molly Holden, 6,521
Andrew Robinson, 3,822
Region III (2009-2012)
Mary McCarthy, 289
Milagros Dueno, 249
Region IV (2009-2012)
Allison Blake, 699
James Andrews, 306
Region VII (2009-2012)
Paula Taylor, 483
Janet Melcher, 373
Region VIII (2009-2012)
Guadalupe Lara, 355
Carolyn Stubbs, 218
Region IX (2009-2012)
Joseph Monahan, 382
Susan Razbadouski 313
Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification
Region IV (2009-2012)
Valerie Persaud, 626
Stuart Grant, 376
Region VIII (2009-2012)
Michelle Watts, 336
Michael Bauer, 221
Region X (2009-2012)
W. Stephen Maxwell, 433
Hal Agler, 323
Region XI (2009-2012)
Linda Moore, 607
Adelaida Montemayor, 524
Region XIII (2009-2012)
Deborah Allen, 303
Sally Alonzo Bell, 301


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Sanctions in Force Online

NASW adjudicates certain allegations of violations of its Code of Ethics by members, and if violations are found, may impose sanctions. For the current list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force: Sanctions in Force


Courtesy Calls

In order to better reach our members, who lead very busy lives, NASW has added renewal courtesy calls to the membership renewal process. You will be able to renew your membership immediately over the phone, as well as renew your ACSW credential or Specialty Practice Sections membership. If you prefer to renew online instead, or via the renewal invoice mailed to you, please do. For more information on the renewal courtesy calls, please call NASW Membership Services at (800) 742-4089 or (202) 408-8600 ext. 499. If you haven’t visited the NASW Web site recently, go to www.socialworkers.org.


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Special Issue: Practice Perspectives with Racial and Ethnic Minorities • Native American Perspectives • Cultural Competence • Mexican American Women • Evidence-Based Africentric Interventions • Intergenerational Practice • and more

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From the Director
Social Workers Must Be at the Table
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

States Make Progress in Promoting Safety
Chapters Work to Support Legislation, Policies and Procedures
“We can’t help people unless we’re safe.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Rampage Claims Social Worker
“He loved what he was doing. He felt he could make a difference.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Update Available Online
The document includes an overview of NASW’s priorities and accomplishments.

Reinvestment Act Gets Changes, Additions
NASW worked with sister social work and allied organizations to strengthen the legislation.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Safety Bill is Law

Advocacy Alerts Support Military Personnel Bills
S. 711 addresses the mental health needs of the 1.64 million troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Sebelius Named Secretary of HHS
Kathleen Sebelius previously served as the governor of Kansas.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Social Work Day at the U.N. Celebrated
“Global Poverty: Challenges for Social Work Practice” was this year’s theme.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Chapters Participate in CFC Campaigns
The Combined Federal Campaign is the largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Services Enhance Cash Programs
Information flow among the parties is vital to the success of cash transfer policies.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Training Eyes Workforce Shortage
NCWWI will develop leadership capacity among the child welfare workforce.

Arizona Effort Saves Program
Chapter members and social work advocates joined forces in protesting the proposed closure.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Presents Media Forum
The event focused on women’s health in the media
Attendees identified key health issues facing women and shared their findings with the media panelists.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Teleconference Addresses Culture, End-of-Life Care
An NASW Social Work Pioneerw was one of the panelists for the event.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Guam Chapter Marks 10th Anniversary
The chapter provides a united voice for the social work community in response to issues.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Global Summit to Unify Decade’s Agenda
The three international organizations plan to work together to help shape global social work priorities.

Comments on Care Transitions Measures Sent to the PCPI
Members working in health care settings were also asked to comment on the measures.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

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