Monday Morning Manager

Monday Morning Manager: Dawn Shelton-Adams

Ms. Shelton-Williams is the Manager of Community-Based Services at Aurora Family Service in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aurora Family Service is part of the Aurora Health Care System, one of the largest health care systems in south eastern Wisconsin. Dawn manages the agency’s prenatal and post-natal home visitation services and provides oversight for the agency’s continuous quality… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Sunya Folayan, Founder/Director: The Empowerment Project, Inc.

Founder/Director: The Empowerment Project, Inc.  Charlotte, NC Working studio fiber artist at the Clearwater Artist Coalition in Concord, NC Scholar-Practitioner and Doctoral Candidate in Human Services/Clinical Social Work at Walden University I’m an artist-activist social worker engaged in creative macro practice. My work is deeply rooted in social justice, human rights and community engagement. In short,… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Esther Lim, Jails Project Director, ACLU SoCal

Esther has worked in the criminal justice field for over 10 years.  During that time she has worked with law enforcement (city, county, state and federal) and formerly incarcerated and incarcerated individuals; half of which has been with adult and adolescent sex offenders.  She is currently the Jails Project Director at the ACLU SoCal and… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Robert McKinney, Doctoral Student & Social Worker, University of Alabama

I was the assistant director of a large, non-profit social-service organization for three years. I left that position to pursue the Ph.D. in Social Work. While in school, I was the interim director of a secure, residential, educational and treatment facility, a position that I held for approximately 6 months. I currently provide some of… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Carrie Field, Therapist, Private Practice

I received my BSW from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2004. I then received my MSW from the Catholic University of America in 2005. Since that time, I have worked in areas of foster care, the DC school system, an educational company, and private practice. Number of years in management: 5-10 years Tell us about your path… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Julia De Brito, Project Coordinator, Center for Urban Community Services

I started my career as a Community Organizer for a drug-free communities coalition in the Bronx. I then moved on to become a Project Coordinator for the Center for Urban Community Services’ (CUCS) Rikers Island Single Stop (RISS). RISS’ goal is to empower clients re-entering their communities by exploring public benefits, housing eviction, and employment… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Elaine Congress, Associate Dean and Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

As Associate Dean, I oversee a Continuing Education program and serve as Educational Director of the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders. The Fordham Center offers a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership degree program, an Executive Education certificate training program and a seminar series. I have written 7 books and over 40 articles/book chapters on cultural diversity,… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Darcella Anita Patterson Sessomes, Assistant Commissioner, State Government

Darcella Anita Patterson Sessomes, DSW, LCSW received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and her Doctorate of Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sessomes is currently serving in the capacity of Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Program and Community Services for the State of New Jersey, Department of Corrections…. Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Cheryl Sharp, Senior Advisor for Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Cheryl Sharp holds the unique perspective of a person who struggled with severe mental health challenges, a trauma survivor, a family member of a loved one who died as a result of mental health challenges, and a provider of substance abuse and mental health services. Sharp has worked with adult trauma survivors for over 30… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager: Major K. Kendall Mathews, Administrator, The Salvation Army ARC St. Louis

Leadership is expressed in many different contexts, some faith-oriented, and this is one outstanding example: I began my career in the social work field with The Salvation Army back in 1985.  My duties during my career have included being a local caseworker and program director in Chicago for 4 years.  I then became a Corps Officer… Read more »