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Tuesday, February 1

2011 Emerging Leader Awards

Nina Nguyen, NASW Illinois Manager, Communications and Membership


This Friday, February 4, 2011, the NASW Illinois Chapter will honor four of its emerging leaders with an intimate luncheon during its quarterly chapter board meeting. This year’s winners represent young social workers from across the state going above and beyond the call of duty and initiating strong leadership roles within their work or agency. Please help us to recognize these outstanding individuals for their exemplary work in promoting the social work profession.

Congratulations to our 2011 Emerging Leaders!
 
Robert B. Campbell (MSW, Aurora University; LCSW; QCSW) is a licensed therapist in Illinois and Wisconsin. He currently works as a psychotherapist for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, IL, a therapist for the Illinois Health Advocacy Program (IHAP), a behavior specialist for the Harlem Therapeutic Day School in Machesney Park, IL, and a graduate professor for Aurora University. He has facilitated group therapy for the adult developmentally disabled population at the Department of Corrections in Beloit, WI. He has a generalized practice in adult and adolescent therapy and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, panic/mood disorders, attachment disorder, family and marital therapy, depression, trauma, sexual issues, Asperger's syndrome, and high-function autism.
 
Shelley Milosevich (MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago; LSW) has been an active member NASW Illinois’ International Activities Network SIG for five years and presently serves as chair. She has participated in five exchanges both locally and internationally. Shelley is currently Director of Health Community Relations for Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, which provides health and social services to medically underserved and at-risk children, youth, and families throughout Illinois. In this position, Shelley directs the agency’s community, foundation, and corporate relations. Previously, she served as program director at Youth Network Council. Presently, she is pursuing a Certificate in Fundraising Management from North Park University.
 
Amy Terpstra (MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago) currently serves as associate director of Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center where she has worked for the past five years. Amy has focused her work on researching and disseminating knowledge on poverty, income, and housing-related issues. As an agency spokesperson, Amy educates decision-makers at all levels, as well as media, about economic hardship and solutions. She conducts research for and jointly authors the Social IMPACT Research Center’s annual Report on Illinois Poverty, leads the Illinois Self-Sufficiency Standard project, and conducts quantitative and qualitative research for a variety of IMPACT’s studies, which currently includes an evaluation of Illinois’ Recovery Act–funded subsidized work relief program, Put Illinois to Work. Amy is also an adjunct professor at Trinity Christian College in the Sociology Department.
 
Chasity Wells-Armstrong (MSW, Governors State University; CADC) has worked in a variety of social service settings and in state government serving persons with developmental disabilities, juvenile justice issues, incarceration, substance abuse issues, homeless status, and the unemployed. In addition, Chasity has been active in her community and is completing her first term on the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors. Currently, she is a member of Zonta International serving on the Legislative Awareness & Action Committee and has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the NAACP, Kankakee Branch.Chasity most recently served as Constituent Services Director for Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (IL-11). Due to the November 2010 elections, Congresswoman Halvorson did not win re-election. Chasity is currently seeking her next opportunity to serve her community.
 
You can read more about last year’s 2010 Emerging Leader awardees here.
 
Posted on 02/01/11 at 01:30 PM

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