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Erin McKinley works at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services

Mark Cardillo works at Tampa Community Hospital.


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(Updated 7/9/18)

Congratulations to our 2018 Field Instructors of the Year, Mark Cardillo and Erin McKinley!  Erin McKinley works at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services.  Mark Cardillo works at Tampa Community Hospital.



Congratulations to MSW Student Cameron Burris for her student lead poster presentation, “A Call for HIV prevention in a marginalized urban Haitian community” that has been accepted for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in November.  A special thanks to Drs. Manisha Joshi and Guitele Rahill for their mentorship that supported this important work. 

Poster Presentations at the 2018 NASW-FL Annual Conference

Fogel, S., *Bell,V., & Duffus, S. (2018, June), Preparing future social work leaders to end homelessness: Activation of the Florida work group.  NASW-FL Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

*Powell, E., Fogel, S., & *Lane, H. (2018, June).  A review of courses in Florida Schools of Social Work dedicated to homelessness.  NASW-FL Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

*Denotes MSW Student co-presenter

Film Screening at the APA Film Festival, August 9-12, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Guitele Rahill who received notification that a film on which she served as Consultant/Discussant, and her daughter Kirah Zoellner served as discussant during 2013 – 2014, has been accepted for screening at the APA Film Festival, August 9-12, 2018, during the annual convention in San Francisco, California. The American Psychological Association received a record, 2,721 entries and Culture Clash was among only 23 films that were selected for screening.  Culture Clash comprises dialogues in United States Caribbean Communities regarding immigration and its impact on second-generation immigrants. Culture Clash is filled with riveting interviews of second-generation Caribbean immigrants and the challenges they face in holding to their family heritage while embracing American culture.

Also noteworthy is that her colleague, Jean Rene Rinvil, who is also collaborating with her on their upcoming Twoub Mantal: Healing a Nation (Mental Health Disparities in Haiti) also produced Culture Clash. Mr. Rinvil is an alumnae of USF School of Mass Communications. Culture Clash has been featured at several locations, including the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology’s Annual Conference 2014 on Haitian Mental Health And Art Exhibition, at the July 2014 Belize International Film Festival, and at the Studio Movie Grill Theater in Tampa in April 2015. The movie has also received several awards so far, including, The Best Documentary Motion Picture Award of Haiti 2014 at the Haiti Movie Awards held in Randolph, Massachusetts;  the Official Selection Award of the October 2015 Greater Washington Film Festival; the Official Selection Award of the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival in Toronto; and the Berlin Black Film Festival in German. Culture Clash was also featured in the Video Librarian, the premier video review magazine for public, school, academic, and special libraries, as well as lovers of film.  Faculty at several universities have used Culture Clash. It was also the topic of discussion on numerous radio shows.