Leadership and Governance



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2018 Preliminary Slate !



Board of Directors

Vice President: 2-Year Term
2nd Vice President (Chair of Finance): 2-Year Term
Board Member-at-Large: 2-Year Term
MSW Student Representative: 1-Year Term
BSW Student Representative: 1-Year Term
Region 1 Representative to the Board [Genesee Valley & Western]: 2-Year Term
Region 3 Representative to the Board [Mohawk Valley & Northeast]: 2-Year Term
Region 4 Representative to the Board [Westchester & Hudson Valley]: 2-Year Term


Division Leadership Positions

Division Chair (2-year term):
Northeast  •  Central  • Southern Tier  •  Westchester  • Genesee Valley

New York State Delegate Assembly Member (2-year term)

Division Representative to the Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (CNLI) Representative (2-year term):
– CNLI Chair
– Region 1 [Genesee Valley & Western] – Region 5 [Nassau & Suffolk]



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The Nomination Process

The Chapter invites you to review the current leadership opportunities available and consider a role that fits your skills and interests as a way of giving back to your profession and enhancing your own leadership skills.

You may nominate yourself, a friend, or colleague who is also a member of NASW-NYS. The members of our CNLI committee and staff liaison are all available to discuss the various opportunities with you. For those who are elected, the Chapter will provide orientation to your new role, information about current chapter initiatives, as well as opportunities for leadership development. Holding a leadership position offers you an influential role at the state and/or local level to guide our priorities for the organization.

Complete the Nomination Form for Elective Office online or print and submit to the Chapter office or your CNLI representative. Nominees will also be asked to complete a Biographical Fact Sheet and submit a copy of their most recent resumé to be considered for selection. For additional information regarding leadership opportunities, please contact your CNLI Representative.


CNLI Committee Members

CNLI Chair: Bonita Sanchez
Region 1 Representative [Genesee Valley & Western]:  VACANT
Region 2 Representative [Southern Tier & Central]: Dawn Desorcie
Region 3 Representative [Mohawk Valley & Northeast]: Beth Harris
Region 4 Representative [Westchester & Hudson Valley]: Cynthia Carnaghi
Region 5 Representative [Nassau & Suffolk]: Heather Rotter

If you have any questions, please contact: Romel Wilson at rwilson.naswnys@socialworkers.org or 518-463-4741 Ext. 18