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2024 NASW-FL Awards Nominations Closed

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)
  • ​Lifetime Achievement Award - New Chapter Award! (Must have a career of exemplary performance representing the mission of social work and notable participation in NASW).

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..

The deadline was January 22, 2024. 

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

The 2023 NASW-FL State Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the 2023 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
Sharon Ross-Donaldson, LCSW, CFSW, QS, MBA (Big Bend Unit)

Student Social Worker of the Year
Honor Mosley Bell, III (Northwest Unit)

Social Work Educator of the Year
Heidi Heft LaPorte, DSW (Broward Unit)

Elected Official of the Year
Representative Daryl Campbell, LCSW 
(Broward Unit)

Public Citizen of the Year
Ben Frazier (Northwest Unit)
Congratulations again to the 2023 award winners!

2023 NASW-FL Leadership Elections Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the election. 


  • President-Elect: Michael Alicea, EDD, MSW, MS
  • Second Vice President of Budget and Finance: Joyce Couch, LCSW
  • Secretary: Randiesa Spires, LCSW, LISW-CP
  • MSW Student Representative: Andrianna Moustakas
  • BSW Student Representative: Jalessa Murray

Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI):

  • Dennis Cohen, LMSW
  • Donna Pritchard, DSW, LCSW
  • Stefanie Raifman, LCSW-QS, CCTP DSW Candidate, '23
  • Cindy Sonnier, DSW, LCSW-S
  • Ariella VanHara, LCSW, QS

Unit Chairs:

  • Central Unit Chair: Amy Moncion, ACSW, CWCM, CTP LCSW, QS
  • Miami-Dade Unit Chair: Libia Casas, DSW, LCSW
  • North Central Unit Chair: N. Rebecca Frye, LCSW
  • Northwest Unit Chair:  Darryl Johnson, MSW
  • Palm Beach Unit Chair: Andres Torrens, LCSW
  • Sarasota-Manatee Unit Chair: Dora Damico, MSW, LCSW
  • Tampa Bay Unit Chair:  Hirely Martinez, MSW

​Please contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or if you have any questions.

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