President’s Corner

I would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news, as we are in the third month of this new year.

Happy Social Work Month!

Louise Knight, Chair, SSWLHC

We are excited to share that we have added two new leadership roles on the Board: Secretary and Vice President. We have also invited leadership from our Foundation and Chapters to serve, as Ad Hoc members to ensure we are collaborating on a shared vision. Additionally, the Board has recognized that the we need to consider the size of the Board and terms to ensure we have continuity and historic knowledge. This will be a focus in the first quarter of the year.

Transitions: We have separated from TVD Associates at the close of 2023 and shifted to a volunteer management team. This transition was a decision that was important for both organizations. We greatly appreciate our year with TVD Associates, namely Todd and his team and we are ready for this next chapter.To that end, your Board has stepped up to lead in key areas and we are calling each of you to the table…This is an exciting time to get involved, share your skills and talents and volunteer to lead us forward. Hereare the specific domains and key contacts for each area:

Communications: Brooke Goodwin, Susan Guth, Erica Menzer, & Hallie Stone. This team invites you tooffer feature articles, important news and announcements and specialty practice content such as pediatrics, public policy, education, research, publications, older adults and more.

Public Policy : Angela Alvarado & Erika Jewel. This team invites you to share state and federal public policy alerts, news articles, CMS announcements and more.

Education: Joann Duffy, Vicky Leff, Shirley Otis-Green, & Soo Shim. This team invites you to share educational events, workshops, webinars, podcasts and more. Consider teaching and leading.

Mentorship: Amy Juhas & Scott Ferguson. This team will lead our Mentorship 2.0!! Seeking mentors willing to offer their expertise and support to a colleague. Watch for more information…..

Membership: Kristyna Tan & Chelsea Weinstein. This team will work with each of the above to further advance membership, sharing the value of being part of a healthcare social work voice and the value of being part of a healthcare social work voice and more. more.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Christine Wilkens. Member-driven special interest groups,state/regional groups and focused workgroups designed to meet the needs and interests of members.

Connection and Communication: some things have changed, and some have stayed the same

New address: 1500 Chestnut Street, Suite 200, #1613 Philadelphia, PA 19102