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Committees

AASWSW committees are the operating system of our association.  They involve our Fellows in the development and delivery of AASWSW programs and services.

Performance Committee

Created to encourage and recognize outstanding research, scholarship and practice, the Performance Committee includes:

  • Mentoring
  • Sponsorship of specialty panels and symposia
  • Academy Internship program

Chairs:  Nancy Hooyman, Gail Steketee

Policy and Advocacy Committee

Charged with being a source of information for the social work profession, governmental entities and other non-governmental groups, this committee includes:

  • Policy briefs and working papers sponsored by the Academy or with other Academies
  • Government engagement including responses to requests and policy briefs

Chairs:  Jeff Jenson, Jeanne Marsh, Luis Zayas

Innovation Research Committee

Responsible for promoting the Academy and its programs, the Innovation Research Committee’s duties include:

  • Academy newsletter
  • Academy website
  • Media promotion of Academy activities
  • Promotion of panels and symposiums

Chair:  John Tropman

Awards Committee

Established to celebrate excellence in social work, this committee includes:

  • Annual Fellows Induction Ceremony
  • Marketing and Advertising of the AASWSW’s goals and activities
  • Sponsorship of educational presentations at conferences and seminars
  • “Academy Award”

Chairs:  Sarah Gehlert, Gail Steketee

Nominating Committee

This committee is charged with yearly elections of both board members and new Fellows. Activities include:

  • Nomination of new Fellows
  • Election of new Fellows
  • Officer elections
  • Criteria and process of Academy elections
  • Developing new Academy leadership

Chair:  Gail Steketee

Members: Jeanne Marsh, Board member; Luis Zayas, Board member; Cynthia Franklin, Fellow, Ron Mandersheid, Fellow, Dan Meyer, Fellow, Sheryl Zimmerman, Fellow

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee monitors the funds of the Academy. This includes

  • Annual budget
  • Contracts
  • Accounting oversight
  • Auditing oversight

Chair:  Rowena Fong

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