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​NASW-FL's CCNLI is responsible for overseeing our awards process as well as Chapter elections.  Currently, we're taking nominations for open positions up for election.  Please refer to the appropriate information below.  If you have any questions about submitting a nomination to be included on the election ballot, please ​contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or


The NASW-FL 2019 elections results are:  

President-Elect - Susan Mankita, MSW, LCSW
Second Vice President for Budget and Finance - Earl Ledford, LCSW, CST, CAP, CET
Secretary -  Julie Johnson, LCSW, ACSW
MSW Student Rep - Ashton Sanchez
BSW Student Rep  - Ashley Rodriguez

CCNLI (Chapter Committee on Nominations Leadership Identification)

Dr. J. Michael Alicea
Joyce Couch, MSW
Elizabeth Dosoretz, MSW
Unit Chairs

Sarasota/Manatee Chair - Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, SAP
Tampa Bay Unit Chair - Sharon Barber
Miami-Dade Unit Chair - Patricia Hernandez, MSW, MPH, CHC
Northwest Unit Chair - Monica Kotters, MSW

Thank you to everyone who voted.


Social Work Awards Nominations Are Open

The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) established their annual Social Work Awards to honor outstanding professionals and members of the community at the local, state, and national level.  Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Social Worker of the Year
  • Social Work Student of the Year
  • Social Work Educator of the Year
  • Public Citizen of the Year
  • Elected Official of the Year

Awards are considered at the local unit level, and recipients are honored at their unit’s Social Work
Month event in March.  Unit winners are then considered at the state level.  

The awards nominations are Open

Click here to review the award criteria.

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, call NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or email: .