Announcement of the 2018 Preliminary Slate

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The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the candidacy of the following members for the positions indicated. The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI) has certified that the slate meets all the requirements of the bylaws.

Members wishing to have their name added to the ballot by petition have 30 days from the date of this announcement to submit a petition (Sunday, April 29, 2018).  

  • A successful petition for a Board position must include the signature and the printed legal names of 385 members, 5% of the most recent update of the chapter’s membership provided by the National Office. 
  • For a Division position, signatures of 5% of the total number of members of the Division are needed.  These numbers can be obtained on request from the Chapter Office.


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Division membership data and official petition forms are available through the Chapter Office, and questions about the petition process may be addressed to Romel Wilson, Member Relations Specialist, at


Board Positions

The NASW-NYS Chapter is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, comprised of members elected by the general membership. The Board of Directors shall exercise the powers of the Chapter, deciding on policy and priorities, program implementation, and the equitable allocation of financial resources under the broad policy and priority guidelines established by the membership of the Chapter.

Vice President Randall Stetson
Billye Jones 
2nd Vice President
(Chair of Finance)
Brian Masciadrelli
Board Member-at-Large


Lael Telfeyan
Marcy Lynne Abramsky
Laurice Whitfield 
MSW Representative Wendy Lepper
Alexander (Jack) McKillop
BSW Representative Jonathan Crandall
Region 1 Representative
(Genesee Valley & Western Divisions)
Diane Bessel
Region 4 Representative
(Westchester & Hudson Valley Divisions)
Stephanie Richers
David Peters


Division Chair Positions

The NASW-NYS Chapter has 10 regional divisions across the state, led by a Division Chair. The Division Chair serves the two-fold purpose of implementing programs locally and reporting to the Regional Representative and Chapter’s board.

Northeast Division Chair OPEN POSITION
Central Division Chair Ashley Dailey
Elyssa Saltzman
Southern Tier Chair Sarah King 
Westchester Division Chair Hawa Jalloh
Genesee Valley Division Chair OPEN POSITION


CNLI Positions

The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI) participates in developing a slate of candidates for chapter elections that reflect the Chapter’s Diversity Plan, inform all candidates and appointees of the duties and responsibilities of office, and assure a sound nomination process.

Region 1
(Genesee Valley & Western Divisions)
Region 5
(Nassau & Suffolk Divisions)
Adriana Silva


Delegate Assembly

The Delegate Assembly is the representative, decision-making body – comprised of 200 elected delegates- through which NASW members set broad organizational policy, establish program priorities, and develop a collective stance on public and professional issues

Delegate Assembly Member


Robert Basil
Denise Foulkes


Reminder: Members wishing to have their name added to the ballot by petition have 30 days from the date of this mailing to submit a petition (Sunday, April 29, 2018). This applies to positions with/without candidates.


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Author: NASW-NYS