Community Voice

Space is Limited – Become a Mentor or Mentee Today – Apply Now!

Applications for the 2015-2016 International Mentoring Program Are Officially Open! Our mentorship program is back! We’ve revitalized this opportunity for emerging and seasoned social work leaders, in the U.S. and internationally. Mentees are able to receive guidance and acquire management skills through the help of their mentors. Mentors are able to use their expertise to help… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Mike Webster, Lecturer, School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work

Mike Webster has been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in Aotearoa New Zealand, England and Botswana—each for five or more years. In addition, he has spent time in the US and China among other countries. These experiences have given him a profound awareness and appreciation for diverse ethnic groups and their rich cultural… Read more »

Calling all Mentors and Mentees – Applications are Open, Apply Today!

Applications for the 2015-2016 Program Are Officially Open! Our mentorship program is back! We’ve revitalized this opportunity for emerging and seasoned social work leaders, in the U.S. and internationally. Mentees are able to receive guidance and acquire management skills through the help of their mentors. Mentors are able to use their expertise to help the next… Read more »

Missed the NSWM Conference? Read the Highlights and Make Sure You Attend Next Year!

The Network for Social Work Management’s conference is the only annual conference dedicated to educating, training, mentoring, coaching, and providing other support for impactful leaders and managers to become successful executive leaders.   We had a fruitful and informative conference this year at Howard University in Washington, DC. The theme was Social Work Management: Impacting Communities and Changing… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Jennifer Thomas Arthurs, Community Development Manager, Housing Authority City of Los Angeles

Jennifer Thomas Arthurs joined the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in June 2008 as the Community Development Manager. Her primary responsibility is the Jordan Downs public housing redevelopment in Watts, where she managed an array of pre-development activities including the Jordan Downs Master Plan. She currently manages the human capital contract… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Kibasa Samuel, Emergency Housing & Resource Center Manager, Community Housing Innovations

I began my career as a Case Manager for an OHM facility that provided transitional housing to women with mental illness. After several years, I left that position and began working within the world of supportive housing. My previous experiences would become the foundation for the career that I have today. Nine years ago I… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Frank Perez, Owner/Operator, Christian Service and Referral

Frank Perez, MS, MSW is the owner/operator of Christian Services and Referrals in Southern California.  Educated at California State Polytechnic University Pomona (BA), University of Cincinnati (MS), and the University of Southern California (MSW), Frank has been providing pro bono legal services and referrals to the underprivileged and homeless for over 20 years as a creator/coordinator… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Barbara B. Wilson, Executive Director, MentalHealthHookUp.com

“Mature” psychiatric social worker. I have worked since 1967 in mental health and/or community relations. Some of my experience includes: the state hospital system (women’s maximum security); geriatrics; “back wards” adolescent in-patient; assessing public school referrals; children’s in-patient; pre-adolescent in-patient; adult acute in-patient, design first day program for major city community development of programs and supervision… Read more »

Upcoming NSWM Webinar: Culturally Responsive Caring and the Inclusive Workplace: Implications for Leadership

Are you finding that cultural humility is needed more than ever in your practice? Join us for a webinar with an expert on this topic, Dr. Robert Ortega, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work. For social work practice, at the root of a diverse and inclusive workplace is an unwavering commitment to caring… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Molly Fogel, Director of Educational and Social Services, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

As director of educational and social services at the Alzheimers Foundation of America (AFA), I am able to work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team providing education, resources, and support to individuals living with dementia, their families and care professionals.  In the field for 10 years, I have spent my career working to educate and improve best practices within organizations, focusing on improving clinical skills… Read more »