Monday Morning Manager

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 »

Elizabeth Bowman, Instructor, Masters of Social Work at Gallaudet University

Miriam Elizabeth (Beth) Bowman is an instructor in the Social Work Department at Gallaudet University. She is a former DC Child Welfare Social Worker and Supervisor of nearly 10 years. Her research interests include organizational culture and supervision in social work practice; accessibility of social work services for deaf children and adults; child welfare issues... Read more »

James Parauda, Executive Director Of Tri County Care Management Organization

James Parauda is the Executive Director of Tri County Care Management Organization. He has been in that role for six years and part of the Children’s System of Care for over sixteen years in various roles. James received his Master of Social Work from Hunter College and is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey.... Read more »

Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, Executive Director of the Grand Challenges for Social Work

Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Grand Challenges for Social Work and Senior Administrator within the Dean’s office at University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Ms. Butts is the founding administrator of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) and played a significant role in the organization’s... Read more »

Adrienne Scavera, MSW, Director of Training and Outreach for Mental Health Association of Oregon (MHAO)

Adrienne Scavera, MSW, is the Director of Training and Outreach for Mental Health Association of Oregon (MHAO), a community-based organization in Portland. Currently, Adrienne is a member of the Oregon Health Authority’s Peer Delivered Services Core Team and the Unity Center for Behavioral Health Advisory Council. She was also recently appointed to Oregon’s Traditional Health... Read more »

Elise Verdooner, Executive Director of TEEEM

  After completing her BSW at the University of Vermont, Elise joined the Peace Corps in Botswana where she worked in a primary school as a youth development volunteer, with a focus on capacity building, HIV prevention, and gender equality. In 2017, she completed her MSW at Columbia University. Currently, Elise is the Executive Director... Read more »

Comments on the results of the survey of NSWM’s Monday Morning Manager blog series

Submitted by Dawn E. Shedrick When I first submitted my contribution to the Network for Social Work Management’s (NSWM) “Monday Morning Manager” (MMM) blog series in September 2015, I was keenly aware that I was among a pantheon of exemplary social service managers. Since its launch a year earlier, the weekly MMM feature had been... Read more »