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Susana Lopez-Sierra, MSW, - Unit Co-Chair

John A. Tallarido, LCSW - Vice Chair
Candice Rasa, LCSW, IET - Committee Member
Oralea Marquardt, MSW - Committee Member
Laura Zel Kremer, LCSW - Committee Member


Hello TC Unit Social Workers,  

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and making time to rest and relax! I am happy to reflect on our Unit’s accomplishments in this past season as we held some great CE Workshops and events. I was able to work and connect with many professionals in our field who are doing marvelous work in the community! We are now looking forward to planning a great 2018-2019 program year.

On Saturday, July 28th, 2018 we will be hosting our first Steering Committee Potluck & Planning Retreat.  It will be held in Palm City from 10am-1:00pm. If you would like to be a part of our planning retreat - please email us promptly at for your invitation. We can use your help planning our upcoming events.

As a reminder, we offer monthly CE Workshops and opportunities for networking. Our CE courses are entered into the CE Broker by our Chapter Administrative office. For those not requiring a CE’s you will receive certificates of completion.

Steering Committee Members needed:

  • Secretary
  • Legislative Chair
  • PACE Chair
  • Membership Chair
  • Student Rep 

We are also looking for representatives in the Indian River/Vero area to help coordinate meetings and events in Indian River county. Please contact as soon as possible.

We want to send a very special thank you to Marisa Strong Baskin, LCSW for her dedication and work during her time with us as Unit Co-Chair. We wish her well and much success in her current and future endeavors. We know she will continue to be a strong advocate for social workers and also the community. 

We are excited to share the following workshops are currently being planned and will be on our CE schedule. Please check back here regularly for updates on the schedule including workshop times and locations – to be posted as they are available.

Dementia Care and Cure Initiative – August 2018  

Suicide Prevention Training- September 2018

Domestic Violence (Meets CE Requirements)– October 2018

(*Subject to change. More details to follow.)

Hope to see everyone soon!

Susana Lopez-Sierra, MSW, RCSWI


Susana Lopez-Sierra, MSW, currently works for Oasis Senior Advisors of the Treasure Coast a local, community-based referral senior living placement service. Susana earned her Bachelors of Social Work degree at Kean University (NJ) in 1997 and her Master Degree of Social Work at Barry University (FL) in 2010. Susana has more than 16 years of professional social work experience. During the past seven years, she has concentrated her clinical practice in the area of Geriatric Care & Case Management. Most recently she worked as a Case Manager with Martin Health Systems in Stuart, Florida. She has also served as a Hospice Social Worker and a Long-Term Care Coordinator for a managed care insurance company. Susana lives in St. Lucie County with her husband and son.