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☀ Dr. Alissa Mallow, Director of Social Work at Montefiore Health System

Tell us about your path to management:  I was working in both inpatient and ambulatory care with substance misusing pregnant and parenting women at the height of the 'crack epidemic' in New York in the late 1980's early 1990's. Working as a social worker in a hospital setting, there were times I needed to take... Read more »

Alfredo Aguirre, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Department, Behavioral Health Director

Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW, is the Director of Behavioral Health Services of San Diego County and has served in the capacity of Mental Health Director since 1999. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Network of Social Work Managers (NSWM), is a member of the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA) and is... Read more »

Anneke Krakers, Business Owner of WelzijnNederland | Anneke Krakers

Anneke is a Social Worker from The Netherlands. She worked in the field as a professional for many years. She was also for 10 years the CEO of a local Social Work organization. In 2006 she started her own business. Her business has become now a global training company for Social Workers who want to... Read more »

Dan Aune, CEO, Mental Health America of Montana

Dan is the CEO of Mental Health America of Montana and owns a behavioral health consulting firm developing services in rural clinics and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. He offers administrative, program development, and financing experience. He previously served as the Business Development Director for a national behavioral health consultant group. Number of years in management:... Read more »

Daniela Díaz Bórquez, Miembro del Consejo Consultivo de la Observatorio de Niñez Adolescencia y Académica

''Soy Trabajadora Social, Magíster en Sociología y me he desempeñado en el área de investigación aplicada y evaluación de políticas públicas en el materia de niñez y ejercicio de derecho. Actualmente soy miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo del Observatorio Niñez Adolescencia, también me desempeño como académica en distintas universidades." I am a Social Worker with a... Read more »

Argelis A. Ortiz, Clinical Associate Director, Community Wellness Services, Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove

My passion is to make leaders of leaders. To motivate, coach and challenge staff, interns, youth, and families to reach their full potential and go beyond it. To this end, I've facilitated and developed programming that teaches youth and families more self-efficacy, curiosity and increases positive relationships. Number of years in management:  7 years Tell us about... Read more »

Geoffrey Lake, Care Coordination Manager, Cleveland Clinic

Geoff Lake started his career in Social Work in Boston, working in therapeutic foster care. At Cleveland Clinic, Geoff has worked in Pediatrics, and later in adult Neurology/Neurosurgery. Geoff is committed to continuous improvement, and was part of writing the Cleveland Clinic's Transitional Care Model. His favorite way to manage stress is to ride his... Read more »

Dr. Walter Kiang, Children Services Administration III, LA County Department of Children and Family Services

Dr. Kiang brings a wealth of prestige and expertise to the field of Social Work. Dr. Kiang’s exceptional accomplishments in Taiwan and social work skills earned him the role of Children Services Administrator for the Family Preservation and Support Programs. He has continued to thrive within DCFS and has lent his support and expertise to... Read more »

Christine “Chris” Garland, National SCSEP Director, Senior Service American, Inc.

Chris has 20+ years’ experience with human service program development, delivery, management and administration.  Chris began working for Senior Service America Inc. in 2003. She is the National SCSEP Director and serves on the Senior Management Team.  Chris is also Past-President of the NASW-MD Chapter. Number of years in management: 10 + years Tell us about your path... Read more »

Dr. Julie Miller-Cribbs, Director and Oklahoma Medicare Endowed Professor in Mental Health, University of Oklahoma

In 1990 Julie’s obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Colorado College, followed by her MSW from the University of Chicago. In 1999, she received her Ph.D. in Social Work from George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Julie’s research interest lie in poverty, health disparities, adverse childhood experiences and access to health care. She is... Read more »