Region C: Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano

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By Deborah Son, MSW

I’d like to introduce myself and invite you to join our growing region’s team!

My name is Deborah Son and I am your new Region C Director for NASW-CA. I am honored and thrilled to be leading the revitalization of our region this year.

I am a recent graduate from Cal State East Bay, class of 2012. I served as founder and chair of the Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Association during my graduate student tenure,  and then served a term as the co-chair of NASW’s Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Council.

I am currently employed as the program coordinator of the Highland Health Advocates at Highland Hospital in Oakland, a facet of a health advocacy movement in the Bay Area to address social determinants in safety net health care systems.

It is my pleasure to announce our new board members:

  • Rachelle Jackson, (continuing as) Assistant Region C Director
  • Briahn Badelle, Alameda County Unit Chair
  • Lynsey Clark, New Professionals Network Unit Co-Chair
  • Claudette Mestayer, New Professionals Network Unit Co-Chair
  • Natasha Paddock, Contra Costa County Unit Chair
  • Phoebe Watts, Treasurer

Steering Committee Members and Board Positions TBA:

  • Cara Fischer
  • Leticia Vaca
  • Amanda Cosio-Bognuda

We would like to invite you to join our growing team as we are looking for new leaders to help revive our region! The team is meeting on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at noon at the Grand Lake Coffee House, 440 Grand Ave., Oakland. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing me.

I look forward to supporting this region and hopefully meeting you all soon!

Deborah Son, MSW
NASW-Region C Director
Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, and Napa Counties
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