Monday Morning Manager

Dawn M. Konrady, EdD, LSW, MBA, MA, Director of Stockton University Child Welfare Education Institute

Dr. Konrady manages three NJ statewide grant funded Title IV-E child welfare training and education programs--the Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education Program (BCWEP), Masters Child Welfare Education Program (MCWEP), and New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership-Southern Region (NJCWTP-SR). She is a member of the NJ Child Placement Review Board and sits on the university Committee for... Read more »

Sharea Farmer, LCSW, Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness Center

Sharea received a Master’s of Social Work in Policy & Planning with a concentration of mental health, health and aging from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Sharea is currently the Executive Director and owner at RS Counseling & Wellness Center. Along with her work in her practice, she is a part time lecturer... Read more »

Barry Dixon, LCAS-A, CEO of Dixon Social Interactive Services, Inc.

With over 35 years of experience in clinical counseling, Barry Dixon has much knowledge of dealing with the emotional and spiritual well-being of different families and individuals. Over 20 years ago, Barry founded Dixon Social Interactive Services, Inc., a local clinical behavioral health agency. Dixon Social Interactive Services, Inc. provides programs such as Substance Abuse Counseling,... Read more »

Nicki Sanders, MSW, CEO of Nicki Sanders Consulting

Nicki Sanders, MSW, has over 20 years of direct service experience in youth development, program planning, community engagement, and sexual health education. She is an accomplished supervisor, professor, trainer, and group facilitator who has merged her degree and work experience into Nicki Sanders Consulting to help managers uplevel their leadership skills and businesses increase employee... Read more »

Okpara Rice, Chief Executive Officer of Tanager Place

Okpara Rice joined Tanager Place of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as executive director in July 2013, and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer July 2015. Okpara is the first African American to hold executive office at Tanager Place in its more than 140 year history.  He brings leadership experience to Tanager from his work at... Read more »

Stephanie Cooper, LMSW, CEO of Douglass Community Services, Inc.

  Stephanie Cooper, LMSW is the CEO of Douglass Community Services, Inc. in Hannibal, Missouri. She currently oversees a staff of 200, providing 14 different programs in an eight county region. Stephanie received her Master’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia, she is an Office of Head Start UCLA Fellow and a communications instructor at John... Read more »

Michelle Fernández, Manager, Clinical Trainings at National Association of Community Health Centers

Michelle Fernández has over six years’ experience working with underserved populations and utilizing new media technologies to advance social services in the fields of healthcare and sexual assault prevention. Michelle earned her MSW from the University of Southern California and her BS in Communications and Media Studies from New York University. Number of years in... Read more »

Merlin Langley, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor of Social Work, Division Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Merlin R. Langley is a clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Social Work & Division Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Dr. Langley served as HBSE program coordinator (1997-2007) and chair of the Department of Social Work (2008-2011) at FAMU. In 2014, he was appointment by the administration to become the Division Director... Read more »

Sokkyun Scott Yi, LCSW, CEO of Family First Counseling Services, LLC

My career started 20 years ago as a tech, learning about mental health on the job. I achieved my MSW in 2012 from Rutgers and founded my Counseling Agency in 2016. I have been fortunate enough to have grown my agency to nearly 70 licensed professionals since then. I aspire to expand the scope of... Read more »