BEATRICE TRAUB-WERNER of Ontario misses her grandchildren but has found ways to stay connected via “dinners” and chats online with family and friends. “Work is 100 percent online,” she says, “and outings are so far restricted to taking the car for a ride!”
Though President HAROLD DEAN of Arkansas wears a surgical mask and goggles when seeing patients, he dons one of his many stylish fabric masks as he moves about his agency. “If we have to wear them on a daily basis, we might as well accessorize,” the always-fashionable HAROLD says. “Some days, one bow tie is just not enough!”
For DEBORAH JONES of British Columbia, life “has become a quieter, simpler time, where I’ve had a chance to reflect on life and on the state of the world,” she says. DEBBY meets with clients exclusively by telephone, dressed in her gardening clothes so she’s ready to spend free moments outdoors. “I’ve missed spending time with my children and grandchildren, but overall, I feel very content. I also feel very sad for those less fortunate.”
ASWB makes a difference at NASW National conference
Education and Research Senior Manager JANICE FITTS, Senior Director of Member Services and Strategic Initiatives JENNIFER HENKEL, and Director of Examination Development LAVINA HARLESS led the breakout session titled “Licensing 2020—Everything a Professional Social Worker Needs to Know About Licensure.”
CEO DWIGHT HYMANS was a panelist with NASW CEO ANGELO McCLAIN and CSWE President and CEO DARLA COFFEY in the plenary session “Social Work: The Way Forward,” which featured the organizations representing the three pillars of the profession discussing topics including leadership, technology, racial equity and criminal justice, mental health, and preserving democracy.
An educational collaboration
JENNIFER HENKEL, ASWB’s senior director of member services and strategic initiatives, has been reappointed to a three-year term on the CSWE Commission on Educational Policy, further cementing the collaboration between the educational and regulatory pillars of social work. The commission identifies and works to address pedagogical concerns in social work education.
A bittersweet sendoff
On April 30, MARY JO MONAHAN’s last day of work, senior staff members surprised the outgoing CEO with a small, socially distanced gathering at the association’s new headquarters. MARY JO enjoyed refreshments, video tributes from the entire staff, and a quick spin in the CEO’s chair in the office that she never got to occupy.