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SOUTHWEST UNIT



MESSAGE FROM UNIT LEADERSHIP TEAM

We would like to extend a WARM Southwest Florida thank you for being apart of your local NASW unit! We are looking forward to meeting you all! We currently have events in the planning stages for the upcoming year including CE’s, social gatherings, and networking events . If you have any questions, comments or feedback, we would love to hear from you. We are excited to be your leadership team!!! ​


If you know of any students who may be interested in becoming more invovled or would like to share their ideas, please send their names to (or) have them contact us at southwest.naswfl@socialworkers.org.


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2019 Award Winners


Social Worker of the Year

Samira Beckwith, CEO of Hope Healthcare (Hospice) and Community Services


​Social Work Student of the Year

Kelsey Hedberg 


​​​Social Work Educator of the Year

Dr. Lirio Negroni - FGCU 


​Public Citizens of the Year

Geoff Moser 

Neil Volz 

​UPCOMING EVENTS


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





Unit Leadership


Hugh Clark, Ph.D, MSSW - Acting Unit Chair

southwest.naswfl@socialworkers.org


 Dr. Thomas Felke - Legislative Chair


Julie Kuhns, LCSW -  PACE Chair


Matthew Glass, MSSA, LCSW - CCNLI Chair