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Get to Know Your Regional Leader

Get to Know Your Regional Leader

 Ahmanise Sanati, LCSW, PPSC Regional Director Region H

Ahmanise was born into her role as a leader, being the oldest of three in an Iranian Mexican family.

She’s been one of action from the start, creating petitions in 4th grade to change school policy, becoming Class President throughout high school, to pursuing roles ..Read More…

Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) Annual Conference Recap


Molly Zive staffs the NASW-CA exhibit table at the recent NSWM Annual Conference in San Diego.

By Molly Zive, LCSW

On June 14, more than 400 human service professionals gathered on San Diego State University’s campus to attend the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) 29th Annual Management Conference. This year’s theme ..Read More…

Regional Leader Spotlight


Meagan Wallace, MSW, Region E- North County Unit Leader

Meagan is a recent MSW graduate from San Diego State University. She completed her undergraduate social work degree at Whittier College. During her time there, she was an active participant in the Social Work Council on campus and became the club’s president ..Read More…

Get to Know Your Regional Leader


Courtland McPherson, LCSW, Regional Director Region C

Courtland McPherson is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to holding certificates in “Advanced Clinical Practice” and “Clinical Issues in Adoption and Foster Care.”’ he was a trainer for the Providence Men’s project.

He is a clinical supervisor and case ..Read More…

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student


Infographic Contest winner Jo Chriselle Viray of USC is pictured with Tina Paddock, head of the NASW-CA Image Council.

Congratulations to Jo Chriselle Viray, the winner of the 2017–18 CalSWEC Infographic Contest!

Viray, an MSW student at USC, received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting the contest topic “Key ..Read More…

San Diego Padres Host “Social Workers Harness Technology for Social Good”


SAN DIEGO, CA – On Saturday, March 31 at Petco Park, the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW-CA) as part of the San Diego Partnership of Professional Social Workers partnered with the San Diego Padres to host the 6th annual Social Work Awareness event. The onsite program and on-field ceremony preceded ..Read More…