Monday Morning Manager

Monday Morning Manager

Edyth Gallardo immigrated to the US from Mexico at age 10. She grew up in East Los Angeles, and was fortunate to have a community that was very closely linked to her home country. She is the second to the oldest of 5 children and the only one in her family with a college degree. Going to… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: President, Human Services Leadership Institute

Tim Nolan has had the opportunity to work at a variety of social services organizations before launching his own training company, the Human Services Leadership Institute. Tim started the institute to help train human service agencies on best practices to improve staff performance and increase retention rates. Tim has been published three times and his… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Sam Falcone, Managing Principal, Integrated Strategy Associates

I have been involved with management consulting for quite a while now, with the goal of helping organizations to bridge the gap between strategic planning and successful front-line implementation of new initiatives. I believe that combining my background in social work (MSW) with business (MBA) provides me with unique behavioral insights when working with executives… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Folusho Otuyelu, Assistant Professor/Director of Quality Assurance-Consultant, Touro College/Children’s Aid Society (CAS)

Folusho Otuyelu is an Assistant Professor at the Touro College School of Social Work and Director of Quality Assurance-Consultant for the Functional Family Therapy program at Children’s Aid Society (CAS). She has over 17 years of experience in direct practice and supervision working with children and families. She has held multiple supervisory level positions in child welfare… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Vaughn O’Neal, Clinical Team Leader, MHMRA of Harris County

Vaughn O’Neal manages a team of field caseworkers for a county mental health authority. In his 20+ years as a clinical social worker, Vaughn has tasted almost every clinical social worker role at the buffet. He has provided psychotherapy in nonprofit agencies, schools, hospitals, private practice, and military settings. Vaughn eventually  realized his strength in building budding clinicians’ skills, and… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Bridgette Hernandez, Regional Manager, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, Children’s Services Division

I have worked with abused and neglected children in one way or another since the age of 19. What started out to be just a “job” became a rewarding and valuable career. I worked in residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children as a way to put me through college. Once I graduated with… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Stephanie Chong, Director of Community Outreach and Education, Lifematters

I’ve dedicated my career to geriatrics. My professional experience began in direct practice. However within five years, I had moved to administration. I had the unique opportunity to establish a new assisted living and dementia unit, followed by a rich opportunity running a geriatric care management program. With nearly 20 years in the profession, I… Read more »

Have You Been Featured In The Monday Morning Manager Blog Series?

Are you a social worker in management? Apply today to be featured in our Monday Morning Manager blog series. Every Monday we feature social work leaders and executives within our network, however, we cannot do it without YOU! Take a moment and view the inspiring managers we have featured thus far. Share your contribution.   Managers of… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Lauren Norford, Coordinator, Early Childhood Services, Rutland Mental Health Services

Lauren Norford, LICSW is Coordinator of Early Childhood Mental Health Services at Rutland Mental Health in rural Vermont. Educated (BSW) at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh (MSW), Lauren has been a clinical social worker for 25 years and a manager for fifteen. During these years Lauren has filled a variety of… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Traci DiGesu

Traci is currently serving as the Seniors Volunteer and Activity Coordinator at The Actors Fund. This is a great opportunity for her to combine her 25 years in the performing arts with her work as a social worker focused on issues facing our aging population. A native New Yorker, Traci is thrilled to be working… Read more »