Chapter Staff

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Joel Rubin

Executive Director

Chief executive, recommends and participates in formulation of policies and makes decisions within existing policies as approved by the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates chapter staff, programs, and activities to ensure that objectives are attained, plans are fulfilled, and member needs are met.


Kyle Hillman



Director, Legislative Affairs

Oversees matters related legislative affairs for the chapter including legislative tracking, advocacy activation, and advising the Political Action Committee. Also oversees chapter's educational programming  including the statewide social work conference, legislative trainings, fundraisers, and other association events.

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Nina Nguyen



Manager, Communications and Membership

Handles all matters relating to NASW memberships and as well as communications. If you're looking to advertise your event or organization to members, take a look under the News tab for more information about all of our advertising options including mailing label rental, website advertising, and more. 

Simone Law



Events Coordinator

Handles matters regarding our ongoing continuing education offerings including registration, CEU certificates, logistics, and speaker management.

Evelyn Bautista

Social Work Intern



"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."
—Whitney Young