There are no local events planned at this time.  Please visit the Events page for other opportunities.


ShaLeda Mirra, LCSW - Unit Chair


Heather Parks, MSW - Vice Chair

Nancy Detweiler, LCSW - Legislative Chair


Brandi Davis, MSW - CCNLI Chair

Bercela Banda, LCSW - Secretary

OPEN - BSW Student Representative


Greetings NASW,

The Gainesville Unit continues to flourish, seeking a variety of ways to re-build our unit, provide continuing education for our members, and actively increase our unit membership.

Our next event will be held on September 9, 2017, which will be at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. We are partnering with the Undergraduate Social Work Program of Saint Leo University and their Social Work Immersion Day, to provide educational resources on the mission and purpose of NASW, and to engage in a panel discussion on how social work is paving the way for lasting change on a micro, mezzo, and macro level. 

Our next CEU event is titled “PlayBack Theatre a Psychodrama” which will be conducted by Paula Ambroso and held on October 19, 2017, at Saint Leo University Gainesville Education Center room 202 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Registration information is forthcoming, and we invite each of you to join us for this insightful workshop. 

As we continue our advocacy efforts in the face of the current administration and political climate, we recognize that there is strength in unity. Therefore we encourage our social work community to band together so that together we can stand against strong in the face adversity, and advocate for lasting policies, and demand change that preserve and protect our communities. 

Sha’Leda Mirra, Gainesville Unit Chair

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