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UPCOMING EVENTS


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



UNIT LEADERSHIP


Jack Smith, LCSW - Unit Chair

tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org


​Unit Vice Chair
Sharon Barber

Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI)
Stacy Kratz 

Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee 
Christine Campbell, LCSW 
 
Membership
Robin Waters ​

Newsletter
Vacant


Social Media

Elizabeth Thomas, MSW

Legislative
Brittany Peters 

491 Board Liaison
Susan Infanzon

Chapter Supervisory Task Force
Nancy Gordon
Susan Infanzon


Ethics

Stacy Kratz


MSW Representative

Sarah Jenkins


BSW Representatives

Marlene Aboytes  

Jaqualla Grimes


TAMPA BAY UNIT


(Updated 12/5/18)

Happy Holidays! On behalf of everyone on the Tampa Bay Steering Committee, I wish you and yours a peaceful and prosperous holiday season.

As we look forward to an active 2019, please know we are planning several events. That said, I’m doing my best to incorporate the ideas several of you have sent me, as well as the ideas I received from our members at gatherings in both Clearwater in August & Tampa in November. I encourage you to monitor our NASW FL website as well as our
Tampa Bay Unit Facebook page and watch for announcements pertaining to events in January, February and beyond.

In order to provide a brief update on the recent Board of Directors Meeting held on November 16 & 17 in Orlando, let me offer the following: 

  • LEAD is scheduled for April 2 & 3, 2019 at the FSU Civic Center in Tallahassee.


  • Governor-elect DeSantis will be appointing the new DCF Chief once he takes office next month. Also, a 2012 FL law requires DCF to hire social workers as 50% of their staff starting now!


  • Our Executive Director, Mr. Jim Akin, said our FL Chapter will be setting up an online forum in  2019.



  • Our Chapter Vice-President, Sharon Ross-Donaldson, reported LCSWs can become Medicaid providers in FL.


  • Finally, I agreed to chair a Chapter Task Force on curbing gun violence in our state. If you’d like to join me in this initiative or hear more about the Board Meeting , just send me an email.


Remember to
nominate folks for our annual awards. Those awards include Social Worker of the Year, Social Work Student of the Year, Public Citizen of the Year, Elected Official of the Year and Social Work Educator of the Year. Please keep in mind that you nominees for Social Worker of the Year, Social Work Student of the Year and Social Work Educator of the Year MUST be members of NASW.

Finally, please feel free to email me at
tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org with any questions, concerns or ideas. 


I again wish you all Happy Holidays and look forward to working with you in the New Year!!

Jack


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P.S. As a benefit of NASW membership, I continue to offer members a review of their resume. The goal of this complimentary review revolves around offering you suggestions to sharpen and focus your resume. Also, I will use my  40 year social work career to offer members interviewing tips."

As always, feel free to submit your ideas to make our Tampa Bay Unit better. Currently, we're in need for ideas to increase our membership and ensure that you receive maximum "bang" for all of your annual dues "bucks." If you have ideas or wish to volunteer, please contact Jack at
tampabay.naswfl@socialworkers.org.