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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

Chair: Nancy Hooyman

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

Chair: John Tropman

Members: Sarah Butts, Marilyn Flynn, Ron Manderscheid, Lawrence Palinkas, Fred Wulczyn, 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

Members: Lawrence Palinkas, Fred Wulczyn

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”

Chair:  Sarah Gehlert

Nominations and Elections 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: Cynthia Franklin

Members: Ron Mandersheid (Board member), Mary McKay (Board member), Elizabeth Lightfoot, Sheryl Zimmerman, Jill Berrick, and Laura Abrams

Finance Committee

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

  • Annual budget
  • Contracts
  • Accounting oversight
  • Auditing oversight

Chair: James Herbert Williams

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee serves as a strategic partner in funding the Academy’s programs and mission.

Chairs: Jorge Delva, Jeanne Marsh

Members: Rowena Fong, Lawrence Palinkas, Gail Steketee, James Herbert Williams

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