​NASW-FL's CCNLI is responsible for overseeing our awards process as well as Chapter elections.  Currently, we're taking nominations for the Annual Social Work Awards.  Please refer to the appropriate information below.  If you have any questions about submitting an award nomination, please ​contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or info.naswfl@socialworkers.org.

Nominations for Delegate Assembly and 4 Unit Chairs Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted a  nomination.  These will be sent to the CCNLI to develop an election slate.  More information coming soon.

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Nominations are closed for the 2021 Annual Social Work Awards is closed.  Award winners were notified by their units and award ceremonies were planned during March, Social Work Month.

Awards Information:

The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) established annual Social Work Awards to honor outstanding professionals and members of the community at the local, state, and national level.  Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Social Worker of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member)
  • Social Work Student of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member and enrolled in a
    ​CSWE-accredited  social work program in FL)

  • Social Work Educator of the Year  (Must be a current NASW-FL member who is affiliated with a
    ​CSWE-accredited social work program in Florida as a faculty member, adjunct, or field instructor)

  • Public Citizen of the Year (Must not be a social worker or have a degree in social work)
  • Elected Official of the Year (Must be a current local, state or federal elected official)

Awards are considered at the local unit level, and recipients are honored at their unit’s Social Work
Month event in March.  Unit winners are then considered at the state level and honored during the Annual Conference.  

Click here to review the award criteria.

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, call NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or email: info.naswfl@socialworkers.org .

The 2020 NASW-FL State Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the 2020 State Award winners.  They make life easier for others, achieve results when taking risks, demonstrate outstanding leadership, act with courage and exemplify social work values and ethics. 

Social Worker of the Year
Anna Maria Curry, MSW
Space Coast Unit

Social Work Educator of the Year
Dawn Brown, MSW
Tampa Bay Unit

Social Work Student of the Year
Devon Lewis - Buchanan 
Palm Beach Unit

Public Citizen of the Year
Maria Ruiz
Miami-Dade Unit

Elected Official of the Year
Senator Audrey Gibson
Big Bend Unit

Congratulations again to the 2020 award winners!

2020 Election Results

Thank you to everyone who voted.  The newly elected are:

  • Vice President - Fabio A. Naranjo, PhD, MSW, 
  • MSW Student Representative - Hakeen Rome, BSW
  • BSW Student Representative - Neal Sinha
  • Northeast Unit Chair - Shamara Gibson, LCSW-QS, CWCM
  • Palm Beach Unit Chair - Alyse November, LCSW
  • Space Coast Unit Chair - Amber Hartnett Joyce, MSW, LCSW, QS
  • Volusia/Flagler Unit Chair - Kimberly Devine, LCSW​

Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) 

  • Joshua Torres Hassett, MSW, LCSW
  • ​Taryn Jaramillo, DSW, LCSW
  • ​April Steen Ph.D. LCSW
  • ​Dr. Carolyn Provenzano, MS, MSSW

Please welcome and congratulate the new members of the Board of Directors and the CCNLI.

Thank you everyone who submitted nominations.  The nominations will be reviewed and an elections slate set.  The election is planned for late May, early June.


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