NASW-NYS Central Division

NASW-NYS Central Division


Welcome to the NASW-NYS Central Division — building strength through association in the  Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with the Central Division, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Division Updates

Division Programs

Steering Meetings

The NASW-NYS Central Division meets monthly to discuss issues impacting the profession and share ideas on programs and initiatives that would best serve our members and community. Our meetings are usually held on a Tuesday at Upstate Medical University's OASIS/HealthLink in East Syracuse. All members, new and current, are welcome to drop by at any upcoming meeting! Can’t make it in person? Call-in option is available!

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Division Facebook Group

The NASW-NYS Central Division Facebook Group is a place for members and potential members to engage with a network of peers to connect, discuss, and share knowledge, information, and professional resources.

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Community Events

Our Division has a variety of community events and meetings for you to get involved in, including (but not limited to):

  • Networking Nights Great for emerging professionals! 
  • FREE Narcan training
  • FREE Stop the Bleed Training
  • Volunteer opportunities Soup Day, Jack Frost drive, and many more! 

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Social Work Resource Fair Committee

Your Feedback and Participation is Needed! 

The NASW-NYS Central Division needs your feedback to bring more events to the Division. We have been thinking about hosting a social work resource fair in all six counties during Social Work Month (March 2019). We are looking for interested individuals to help plan and develop the resource fair. Interested individuals should email Elyssa Saltzman (Central Division Chair) at

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NASW-NYS Central Division


Central Division Steering Committee

Randall Stetson, Ph.D, LCSW-R
Region 2 Representative, Southern Tier and Central Divisions (2019-2021)

Randall Stetson, is a native Central New Yorker and a bilingual clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. He has served on several community boards and have held both direct practice and administrative positions in mental health and child welfare organizations. Randall has held full-time teaching positions in both the sociology and human development programs at SUNY Oswego. He is also an adjunct instructor in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University. Randall earned a BA in Sociology from SUNY Oswego, an MSW degree from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from SUNY Albany.


Central Division Chair (2020-2021)



Are you interested in mobilizing social workers in Central NY? Come join the NASW-NYS Central Division Steering Committee! We are seeking a group of candidates who can represent the division and have a passion for supporting their region. If you are interested in joining the Central Division Steering Committee, please submit your information to