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​NASW-FL's CCNLI is responsible for overseeing our awards process as well as Chapter elections.  If you have any questions about the election, please ​contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or info.naswfl@socialworkers.org.


Chapter Election Results


A very special thanks to everyone who participated in the election. 


Officers:


President-Elect - Sharon Gandarilla-Javier, PhD, LMSW, LCSW


Second Vice President for Budget & Finance - Christopher Collins, ACSW, LCSW


Secretary - Julie Johnson, ACSW, LCSW

MSW Student Representative - Neal Sinha, BSW


BSW Student Representative - Carroll Merand


Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI)

  • Melissa Coral Bermudez, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
  • Hilda Martinez Reyes, ACSW
  • Velma Stevens, ACSW, LCSW
  • Caron McKenize-Davis, BSW


Delegate Assembly:

  • Michael Alicea, LCSW
  • Seth Berkowitz, LCSW, CCLS
  • Stacy Kratz, PhD, LCSW, CAP
  • Amy Moncion, BSW, MSW, LCSW
  • Peter Downes, LCSW


Unit Chairs:


Central Unit Chair - Amy Moncion, BSW, MSW, LCSW


Emerald Coast Unit Chair -  Denise Baril, BSW, MSW


Miami-Dade Unit Chair  -  Marcela Gomez-Bogomolni, MSW 


Nature Coast Unit Chair  -  Christina Cazanave, MSW 


Northwest Unit Chair  -  Ryan Bullard, BSW, MSW, LCSW 


Sarasota/Manatee Unit Chair  -  Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, SAP

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The 2021 NASW-FL State Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the 2020 State Award winners.  They make life easier for others, achieve results when taking risks, demonstrate outstanding leadership, act with courage and exemplify social work values and ethics. 

Edith C. Caballero, LCSW
Social Worker of the Year
Miami-Dade Unit

Grace Jones
Student Social Worker of the Year
Tampa Bay Unit

Shanna L. Burke, PhD
Social Work Educator of the Year
Miami-Dade Unit

Nicholas Duran
Elected Official of the Year
Miami-Dade Unit

Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner
Public Citizen of the Year
Northeast Unit

Congratulations again to the 2021 award winners!


Awards


Nominations are closed for the 2021 Annual Social Work Awards is closed.  Award winners were notified by their units and award ceremonies were planned during March, Social Work Month.


Awards Information:

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The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) established 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 (Must be a current NASW-FL member)
  • Social Work Student of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member and enrolled in a
    ​CSWE-accredited  social work program in FL)

  • Social Work Educator of the Year  (Must be a current NASW-FL member who is affiliated with a
    ​CSWE-accredited social work program in Florida as a faculty member, adjunct, or field instructor)

  • Public Citizen of the Year (Must not be a social worker or have a degree in social work)
  • Elected Official of the Year (Must be a current local, state or federal elected official)


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 and honored during the Annual Conference.  


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: info.naswfl@socialworkers.org .


2020 Election Results

Thank you to everyone who voted.  The newly elected are:

  • Vice President - Fabio A. Naranjo, PhD, MSW, 
  • MSW Student Representative - Hakeen Rome, BSW
  • BSW Student Representative - Neal Sinha
  • Northeast Unit Chair - Shamara Gibson, LCSW-QS, CWCM
  • Palm Beach Unit Chair - Alyse November, LCSW
  • Space Coast Unit Chair - Amber Hartnett Joyce, MSW, LCSW, QS
  • Volusia/Flagler Unit Chair - Kimberly Devine, LCSW​

Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) 


  • Joshua Torres Hassett, MSW, LCSW
  • ​Taryn Jaramillo, DSW, LCSW
  • ​April Steen Ph.D. LCSW
  • ​Dr. Carolyn Provenzano, MS, MSSW


Please welcome and congratulate the new members of the Board of Directors and the CCNLI.

Thank you everyone who submitted nominations.  The nominations will be reviewed and an elections slate set.  The election is planned for late May, early June.

CHAPTER COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP IDENTIFICATION  (CCNLI)