Category Archives: NASWNYS

NASW-NYS Names Samantha Fletcher MSW, Ph.D. as New Executive Director

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of NASW-NYS announces the hiring of our new Executive Director, Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW. We are excited that such a perfect candidate emerged from our intensive search. Samantha has all the attributes to be an inspiring and strong leader for the Chapter for a long … Continue reading NASW-NYS Names Samantha Fletcher MSW, Ph.D. as New Executive Director

NASW-NYS Welcomes Interim Executive Director Bonita Sanchez, MSW

Bonita Sanchez, MSW has been named Interim Executive Director for NASW-NYS.  The National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Bonita Sanchez, MSW as Interim Executive Director of NASW-NYS. We are confident Bonita will provide stable leadership during this time of transition and keep us on … Continue reading NASW-NYS Welcomes Interim Executive Director Bonita Sanchez, MSW

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SUCCESS! Your voice was heard in the 2019-20 budget.

SUCCESS! YOUR VOICE WAS HEARD! NASW-NYS is thrilled to share the following legislative accomplishments with our members: Thanks in large part to your grassroots advocacy, the NASW-NYS Chapter’s Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative was included in the final budget. As a result, we can continue our vital work supporting New York’s veterans! In addition, through a partnership between … Continue reading LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SUCCESS! Your voice was heard in the 2019-20 budget.

Important Chapter Announcement

NASW-NYS would like to share the following statements with our members: “I am writing to announce my resignation from NASW-NYS. It has been a true honor and privilege to get to know you and work for you, fight for you at the Capital, and promote the work you do Nationwide. I wish you all the best and … Continue reading Important Chapter Announcement

Legislative Update: Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms

As we near the end of budget negotiations, NASW-NYS would like to share the following important updates related to the latest budget bill (Health and Mental Hygiene), as it relates to our profession. Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms Collective efforts by social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other community advocates have resulted in a final Health … Continue reading Legislative Update: Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms

2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference Workshops Announced!

  It’s here! The 2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference schedule is now available. We are thrilled to offer five workshop tracks, as well as a variety of student-focused workshops at the conference. Keep reading to learn more!  You will receive a separate reminder to log into the 2019 NASW-NYS Conference registration portal and make your workshop … Continue reading 2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference Workshops Announced!