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Board of Directors

2022–2023 NASW-Illinois Chapter

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Kenna Dunlap Johnson, MBA, MSW, LCSW
President, 2021–2023

Latesha Newson 2022

Latesha Newson,MSW, LCSW
President-Elect, 2022–2023

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Alison Leipsiger, MSW, LSW 

Vice-President for Budget and Finance, 2021–2023

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 LaTasha Roberson-Guifarro, MSW, LCSW

Secretary, 2022–2024

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Adana Cranfield, MSW,  LCSW

Member At-Large, 2021–2023

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Jennifer Gazda,MSW, LCSW

Member At-Large, 2022–2024

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Olivia Gerrish, MSW, LCSW

Student Representative, 2022–2023

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Sedona Smith, BSW

Student Representative, 2022–2023

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Samantha Allen, MSW,  LCSW

Calumet District Chair, 2022–2024

  • Calumet District Chair
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Michael Mallory, MSW, LCSW,

Chicago District Chair, 2020–2022, 2022–2024

  • Chicago District Chair
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East Central District Chair, 2021–2023

  • East Central District Chair
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Sarah Birdsill,

Jane Addams District Chair, 2023–2024

  • Jane Addams District Chair
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Jacki Brunk, LCSW

Northeastern Chair, 2022–2023

  • Northeastern District Chair
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Diona Shelton, DSW, LCSW, CATP, CCTP

Southern District Chair, 2021–2022, 2022–2024

  • Southern District Chair
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Becka Ross, MSW, LCSW

Three Rivers District Chair, 2021–2023

  • Three Rivers District Chair
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Kimberly Palermo, MSW

West Central District Chair, 2021–2023

  • West Central District Chair

"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."
—Jane Addams

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