What do Social Workers do? We make the world a better place in a million ways, large and small, noticed and unnoticed, every day. The “This is Social Work” campaign aims to spread awareness about the diversity of the social work profession.

 By highlighting the innumerable ways social workers enhance communities and workplaces, and by showing off the vibrant, dedicated personalities of social workers, the general public will have a broader understanding of who social workers are and what they do. 

These interviews consist of compelling stories from social work professionals who empower people at the individual, group and community level. We hope you enjoy these interviews just as much as we loved conducting them!

Jessica J. Mitchell, LMSW | Political Social Work

Jessica J. Mitchell, LMSW | Political Social Work

Silas Kelly, LMSW | E-Journalism Social Work Advocate

Silas Kelly, LMSW | E-Journalism Social Work Advocate

Hilary Weaver, DSW, CSW | Indigenous Research/ Higher Education

Hilary Weaver, DSW, CSW | Indigenous Research/ Higher Education

Stephanie Jackson, LMSW | Education/Health Care

Stephanie Jackson, LMSW | Education/Health Care

Sandy Chaiken, LCSW-R | Hospital Social Work

Sandy Chaiken, LCSW-R | Hospital Social Work

Marcia Levy, LCSW-R | Hospital Social Work

Marcia Levy, LCSW-R | Hospital Social Work

Mary McCarthy, Ph.D., LMSW | National Child Welfare/ Higher Education/ Macro Social Work

Mary McCarthy, Ph.D., LMSW | National Child Welfare/ Higher Education/ Macro Social Work

Billye Jones, LCSW | Trauma Informed Clinical Practice/ Child Welfare

Billye Jones, LCSW | Trauma Informed Clinical Practice/ Child Welfare

Diane Bessel, Ph.D., LMSW | Higher Education/ Community Organizing/ Macro Social Work

Diane Bessel, Ph.D., LMSW | Higher Education/ Community Organizing/ Macro Social Work

Kari Tabag, LCSW-R | School Social Work/ Clinical Social Work

Kari Tabag, LCSW-R | School Social Work/ Clinical Social Work

Michael Cappiello, LCSW | School Social Work

Michael Cappiello, LCSW | School Social Work

Tamara Walker, MSW | Community Health

Tamara Walker, MSW | Community Health

Alyssa Gibbons, LCSW-R | Clinical/ Social Work with Veterans

Alyssa Gibbons, LCSW-R | Clinical/ Social Work with Veterans

Laura Quiros, Ph.D., LMSW | Higher Education/ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting/ Author

Laura Quiros, Ph.D., LMSW | Higher Education/ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting/ Author

Victoria Rizzo, Ph.D. | Public Health Research/ Higher Education/ Macro Social Work

Victoria Rizzo, Ph.D. | Public Health Research/ Higher Education/ Macro Social Work

Julius Faulkner, BSW | LGBTQ Programming

Julius Faulkner, BSW | LGBTQ Programming

Gregory Sears, LMSW | Clinical Social Work/ Community Organizing

Gregory Sears, LMSW | Clinical Social Work/ Community Organizing

Mike Shurmatz, LMSW | Clinical/ Social Work with Veterans

Mike Shurmatz, LMSW | Clinical/ Social Work with Veterans

Al Cardillo, MSW | Management/ Advocacy/ Macro Social Work

Al Cardillo, MSW | Management/ Advocacy/ Macro Social Work

Shanehi Shah, MSW | Consulting/Corporate Social Responsibility

Shanehi Shah, MSW | Consulting/Corporate Social Responsibility

Gordon Collier, LMSW | Community organizing/ Clinical Social Work

Gordon Collier, LMSW | Community organizing/ Clinical Social Work

Jenni Ingram, MSW | Social Enterprise Administration

Jenni Ingram, MSW | Social Enterprise Administration

Debra Faria, LCSW | Clinical Social Work/Higher Education

Debra Faria, LCSW | Clinical Social Work/Higher Education

Carmen Duncan, MSW | Career & Business Development Coaching/ Macro Social Work

Carmen Duncan, MSW | Career & Business Development Coaching/ Macro Social Work

Eddie Bravo, BSW | MSW Student, HIV & COVID Vaccine Research, Spiritually integrative Psychotherapy

Eddie Bravo, BSW

Caroline Browne, LCSW | Outpatient Mental Health / Group Practice

Caroline Browne, LCSW

Cecily Mitchell-Harper, LMSW | Strategic Advising & Facilitating

Cecily Mitchell-Harper, LMSW

Barrington Atkins, LMSW | Dutchess County Legislator / School Social Work / Medical Social Work

Barrington Atkins, LMSW

Sabrina Spotorno, LCSW | Clinical Social Work with Teens & Adolescents, Children & Families, CASAC Individuals

Sabrina Spotorno, LCSW