Monthly Archives: October 2019

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings

Executive Director’s Message: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings

Congressman Elijah Cummings

By: Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

Born in Baltimore, son of sharecroppers, Mr. Cummings graduated from a Baltimore high school in 1969, then from Howard University in 1973 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.  His political career included the Maryland General Assembly and then in 1996 being ..Read More…

Meet Paul Vallejo, NASW-CA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Paul Vallejo has recently joined NASW-CA as the new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Paul is currently in his last year at California State University, Dominguez Hills, studying Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on American Studies. He currently resides in Paramount, California.

Paul has over eight years of experience working in different fields of marketing. ..Read More…

Executive Director’s Message: Gratitude to Our News Editor

By Janlee Wong, MSW

Lisa Kopochinski, NASWCA’s longtime News Editor, is leaving after 11 years of dedicated service to the Chapter. When Lisa started, NASWCA was still publishing a paper newspaper that was mailed to members.  The format was newsprint tabloid size 11 inches by 17 inches and only a few printing companies could print ..Read More…

Organizational Health: Cultivating a Collaborative Culture

By Kathleen Bigsby, PhD, LCSW

Transformative Moments

As we approach the one-year anniversary of wildfires that impacted thousands of lives, I have found myself reflecting on this transformative moment. I believe it was nearly two months after the life-changing wildfire swept through Southern California when I truly felt the enormity of the experience. For ..Read More…


Want to meet with recruiters with potential job opportunities? Ready to chat with exhibitors from throughout the state showcasing their products and services? 

Visit the Exhibit Hall at our NASW-CA Annual Conference taking place November 2-3 in San Mateo at the Marriott Hotel. Exhibit Hall Hours are Saturday, November 2 from 7:30am – 5:45pm. Reception ..Read More…

Governor Newsom Announces the Following Appointments

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the following appointments:

Xóchitl Rodriguez Murillo, 36, of Woodland, has been appointed deputy secretary of minority veterans affairs for the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Murillo has served as Mayor of the City of Woodland since 2018 and as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2012. She was an ..Read More…

65th Anniversary Membership Directory

Working with our partner, Publishing Concepts, Inc., NASW will print a membership directory album for our 65th Anniversary in October 2020.

The first step is a comprehensive member record update. From October 2019 to March 2020, members will be invited by postcard to contact the directory team and update your member data. Click here for ..Read More…