​NASW-FL's CCNLI is responsible for overseeing our awards process as well as Chapter elections.  If you have any questions, please ​contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or info.naswfl@socialworkers.org.


2022 ​NASW-FL Leadership Elections Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the election. 


Officers:

  • First Vice President - Michael Alicea, PhD, LCSW
  • MSW Student Representative - Adela Ramos, BSW
  • BSW Student Representative - Vanessa Navarro


Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI)

  • Susan Mankita, LCSW
  • Patricia Parker, LCSW


Unit Chairs:

  • Big Bend Unit Chair - Melanie Meyer, MSW
  • Broward Unit Chair - Veronica Latchman, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
  • Lake/Sumter Unit Chair – Douglas Keown, MSW
  • North Central Unit Chair (Formerly Gainesville Unit) – Kathryn Taylor Davis, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
  • Northeast Unit Chair – Shamara Gibson, LCSW-QS, CWCM
  • Southwest Unit Chair - Michele Munzner, DSW, ACM-SW, LMSW
  • Space Coast Unit Chair - Amber Hartnett, MSW, LCSW-QS, MCAP
  • Volusia/Flagler Unit Chair – Kim Devine, LCSW, LMFT​

Awards


Nominations are closed for the 2022 Annual Social Work Awards. The nominations are being reviewed and announcements will be coming soon!


Awards Information:

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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 2022 NASW-FL State Award Winners

Join us in congratulating the 2022 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. 

Veronica Latchman, MSW,
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Social Worker of the Year
Broward Unit

Walter Arrington 
Social Work Student of the Year
Northwest Unit

Denise Sowell-Montford, ACSW, LCSW 

Social Work Educator of the Year
Emerald Coast Unit

Senator Annette Taddeo 
Elected Official of the Year
Miami-Dade Unit

Kari Peterson 
Public Citizen of the Year
Emerald Coast Unit

Congratulations again to the 2022 award winners!


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