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From the Pen of the Chapter Executive Director Kyle D. Hillman, CAE (He/Him)

From the Pen of the Chapter Executive Director

Photo of Kyle Hillman, Executive Director, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Grey Suit with light blue tie. Kyle D. Hillman, CAE (He/Him)

With the release of the ASWB testing report, the inter-state compact, the upcoming legislative session and so many other issues critical to the social work profession (and our clients), there has never been a better time to be a member of the social work collective known as NASW-Nevada.

Throughout this organization, social workers and social work students are leading. The profession is being pushed forward, paradigms are being challenged, and barriers are being broken down. These leaders also need your help.

A membership organization is not a passive proposition. When our members join NASW, they express a desire to advocate for change in their communities and profession. They want to share their career findings and knowledge with peers to strengthen social work. Their goal is to pool resources and time to drive our social work story more effectively. All of this and more can be achieved through NASW.

For example:

Currently, social worker Cyndi Carpluk, LSW, CSW, is leading a Racial Justice Committee that examines a variety of issues, including how Nevada can improve equity in medical care.

A team of social workers including Mavis Major, MSW, LCSW, and Sandra L Abdullah, LCSW is working to connect students and build stronger relationships with Nevada-based organizations that align with social work values.

Our Rural Committee is led by social worker Tom Durante, LCSW, who is working with social workers all over the state to connect and advocate for our rural/frontier social workers.

As a member of NASW, you have many opportunities to get involved and join these peers in advancing social work. If you don't see an opportunity, for what you are most passionate about, reach out to us, and let's get it started together.

By working together, we can strengthen the profession and community of social work. Thank you once again for being a member of your NASW.