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Meet the 2019/2020 NASW-CA Interns

Meet the 2019/2020 NASW-CA Interns

Kendra Barnes

Hello! My name is Kendra Barnes. I was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California. From a young age my life aspiration was to change the world for the better. In the past, I thought that this would be most attainable by engaging in politics and studying economic policies. For this reason, after ..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…

In Memoriam: Sandra Naylor Goodwin, PhD, MSW

Sandra Naylor Goodwin was the founding (1993) Executive Director of the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. With nearly 30 years of professional experience, she had experience and knowledge of administration, treatment and service methodologies, and planning and policy development at the county and state levels.

Dr. Goodwin served as the Director of the ..Read More…

Korean Social Workers Visit NASW California Chapter

Eight Korean social workers led by Professor Heeguk Kim of the Department of Social Welfare of Sangji University visited the California Chapter to learn more about NASW, licensure and the social worker response to the wildfire disasters. 

NASW Executive Director Janlee Wong presented on NASW and licensure.  NASW leaders Shelly Kalmer (former Region A ..Read More…

Get to Know Region A Director Curtiss Sarikey, LCSW, PPSC

Curtiss Sarikey is currently Chief of Staff with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and brings more than 30 years of experience in social work and education. He was most recently at the Stuart Foundation from 2016 to 2017 as Senior Director where he led work for the Foundation on educator leadership, labor management collaboration, ..Read More…