Monday Morning Manager

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 »

Marcella Wilson, PhD, President & Founder of Transition to Success

Marcella Wilson, Ph.D., has over 30 years of extensive experience in healthcare administration, not-for-profit management, behavioral health, criminal justice and public sector programming. Dr. Wilson, a University of Michigan alumnus holds a Master's degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Health and Higher Education. Dr. Wilson is an Emmy Award winner for the “WRUFightn4”... Read more »

A Study of the First 99 Monday Morning Managers: Key Findings

In July 2014, the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) initiated a weekly blog series titled “Monday Morning Managers” (MMMs) featuring the autobiographical accounts of the history and experiences of actual practicing social work managers. The authors of this editorial recognized that this series of brief autobiographical essays could be a source of information, which... Read more »

Monday Morning Manager, Amber Davis

Amber Davis, LCSW began her Social Work career in 2011 as a Clinical Counselor at the Riverside County Office of Education Department for Alternative Programs and a Clinical Therapist trainee for Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Children’s Treatment Services. In 2013, Ms. Davis earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with an emphasis on micro... Read more »

Monday Morning Manager, Jennie Feria

Jennie Feria began her child welfare career in October 1996 as a Children’s Social Worker Trainee at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Child Protection Hotline with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UCLA.  In 2002, Ms. Feria earned a Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree, also from UCLA. Ms. Feria… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager, Dawn-Marie Tol

“I earned my MSW (Administration Concentration) from San Diego State University (SDSU) and have over 20 years social services work and volunteer experience, including extensive experience in the HIV/AIDS community. I have secured grants; developed, implemented and overseen programs; developed and delivered trainings; and have expertise in health systems literacy, trauma-informed service provision and the… Read more »

Monday Morning Manager, Irene Osei

Irene Osei, MSSW, QMHP-A, is the Founder and CEO of Lifeline Home Care, Inc. She began working in the Home Health field in her early 20s and at the age of 26, founded Lifeline Home Care. She also founded African Community Resource Center, an organization that helps African families navigate the resources available to them within the Washington, DC metro... Read more »