Volunteer Spotlight

This Volunteer Spotlight section is to recognize social workers in the NASW Illinois Chapter who are going out and giving back to their chapter. As social workers, it can be difficult to make time to volunteer after a difficult day at work. However, the following individuals are being recognized for their efforts in going above and beyond to give back to their chapter and promote the profession.

Individuals selected to the Volunteer Spotlight are members of the association who are recommened by the Board of Directors and staff of the association. This list, by no means, includes all of the amazing members currently volunteering thier time and efforts for the NASW Illinois Chapter—we thank all of our members for your membership support and assistance.

Volunteer Spotlight

Brent Diers

Executive Director, Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center

“I’ve been involved with the NASW Illinois Chapter Ethics Committee since 1990. The NASW Code of Ethics serves as a model for professional ethics codes and participating in the Ethics Committee has been a great opportunity to engage in its richness. I especially appreciate that the Code of Ethics is not narrowly focused on rules but instead connects core social work values with the work we do and challenges us to thoughtfully consider how our practice incorporates these values. The Ethics Committee’s role has evolved greatly since I started, from being almost exclusively involved in administering professional review to an → READ MORE...

Brent Diers

Brent Diers

Executive Director, Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center

Justin Tobin

Justin Tobin

Owner, Justin Tobin and Associates

Audrena Spence

Audrena Spence

Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services Calumet

Sue Razbadouski

Sue Razbadouski

Region IX Rep, NASW National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (NCNLI)

Phyllis Mitzen

Phyllis Mitzen

Chair, Older Adults SIG

Ireta Gasner

Ireta Gasner

Senior Policy Associate, Ounce of Prevention Fund

Carl E. Johnson

Carl E. Johnson

Case Manager, Hines VA Hospital

Sue Murphy

Sue Murphy

Care Coordinator, Aging Care Connections

Mary E. Garrison

Mary E. Garrison

Assistant Professor, Millikin University

Jervai Drago-Dumas

Jervai Drago-Dumas

MSW Student, Loyola University Chicago

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