Board of Directors & Staff

Our Vision

NASW Arkansas is committed to being the most relevant and visible force for social work professionals. We will impact the state of Arkansas and empower our profession through education, advocacy, and networking.

Education

We will impact social work practice through innovative, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities. We will increase public awareness of our profession and diverse roles as social workers.

Advocacy

We will advocate for the social work profession and influence policy at the local and state levels. We will expand our involvement in advocacy efforts to promote human rights and social and economic justice.

Networking

We will have an active, inclusive, and diverse membership. We will provide opportunities for collaboration, support, and professional growth.

Seeking Qualified Candidates for Board of Directors

The NASW Arkansas Chapter seeks qualified candidates for leadership positions on the Board of Directors.

Your chapter has been actively working toward making our association a more powerful force in the community so we can advocate effectively for the social work profession, as well as for the community and clients we serve. With your commitment and help, we will continue this process and help ensure that social work has a seat at the table when legislative and social issues arise. Please review the open board positions below and join our team. Interested candidates must be members in good standing and complete the Biographical Fact Sheet and email it to the Chapter by April 30, 2017.

Time Commitment

Terms for newly elected board members begin July 1, 2017 and end June 30, 2019, except for student representatives, whose terms end June 30, 2018. Board members are expected to attend four annual Board meetings of half-day duration (not including travel time). Board members can attend board meetings in person, by telephone, or via electronic platform (e.g. Skype). Board members will also attend an annual retreat, typically held in August and attend and help work at the Annual Conference in the spring.

Vice President (two year term)

The Vice President fulfills the duties of the President in the event of absence or disability and assumes the presidency upon the President’s resignation or inability to discharge the office. The Vice President oversees the Chapter Diversity Plan, including the annual progress reporting; serves as the primary liaison between the Chapter Board and the executive director on the financial matters of the Chapter, including the review of the Chapter’s budget and financial reports with the Chapter Board; ensures adherence to the financial policies and practices required by the National Office or approved by the NASW National Board; and performs other duties as assigned by the President.

BSW Student Representative (one year term)

Represents the interest of BSW student members statewide. Meets annually with 1-3 groups of students. Works in coordination with the MSW Student Representative to promote the chapter’s annual student membership competition.

MSW Student Representative (one year term)

Represents the interest of MSW student members statewide. Meets annually with 1-3 groups of students. Works in coordination with the BSW Student Representative to promote the chapter’s annual student membership competition.

Nominating Committee (two year term)

Develops a double slate of candidates for Chapter elections, meeting election deadlines as set in by-laws. Works with the Board and members to identify leadership roster. Submits suggestions for national nominations.

Regional Branch Representatives (two year term)

Represents branch members of a particular region and the Board to one another; conducts regular branch meetings; is a catalyst to generate activity in the branch; prepares reports noting branch activity and member concerns at Board meetings. The following Regional Branch Representative positions are open:

  • Central Branch Representative 1
  • Central Branch Representative 2
  • North East Branch Representative 1
  • North West Branch Representative 1
  • South East Branch Representative
  • West Central Branch Representative
  • Western Branch Representative

Please email Holly Barron if you are willing to help lead the NASW Arkansas Chapter. YOU are the power of Social Work….NASW is the power behind the Social Worker.

2017-2018

We invite NASW members to contact the Chapter’s Social Work Board of Directors and Staff at any time with questions, ideas or concerns. Our elected, volunteer Board Officers and Branch Representatives support the state’s eight branches, generate activities in the branches, and liaison with the Chapter office. We are all eager to demonstrate our commitment to you and to the field of social work.

Board Officers
Board of Directors

BSW STUDENT REP

MSW STUDENT REP

AT-LARGE BRANCH REPRESENTATIVE

CENTRAL BRANCH
CENTRAL BRANCH
CENTRAL BRANCH
NORTH EAST BRANCH
NORTH EAST BRANCH
NORTH WEST BRANCH
NORTH WEST BRANCH

NORTH CENTRAL BRANCH

SOUTH EAST BRANCH
SOUTH WEST BRANCH

WESTERN BRANCH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR