AOSW has several committees that carry out a number of different functions for the Association. Among them are the following committees. To learn more about them, click on the name of the committee below.

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2021 AOSW 37th Annual Conference Committee

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee informs the membership of current and future activities of AOSW and facilitates information exchange among AOSW members and its Board of Directors. The Communications Committee coordinates the activities of the AOSW Newsletter, OSW NewsBrief, SWON, website, and public relations with members appointed to direct these activities.


Brittany Nwachuku, EdD, LCSW, OSW-C - Communications Chair
Slippery Rock University
KrisAnn Talarico, MSW, LCSW - Editor-in-Chief
Oregon Health & Science University
Jeanice Hansen, LCSW MSW OSW-C - Member
Kristin M. Scheeler, MSSW, APSW, OSW-C - Member

AOSW Newsletter

AOSW's bi-monthly e-newsletter with content for and by AOSW members.

Patricia Sullivan - Managing Editor

Social Media

The AOSW Social Media team strives to meet the core functions of the organization’s mission statement: networking, education, advocacy, research, and resource development via dissemination of information through online social media channels.

Amy Colver, LISW - Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
Lisa McLaughlin, MSW, LSW, OSW-C - Coordinator
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

SWON (Social Work Oncology Network)

The electronic mailing and discussion list (commonly known as a listserv) is available to AOSW members through a contracted internet service provider. SWON (Social Work Oncology Network) is the primary listserv for the membership. All messages sent to the main address are distributed to everyone else who has subscribed. The SWON listserv, as a member benefit, is designed to facilitate member communication and share resource information. Any general inquiries regarding SWON can also be sent to the SWON Moderator email address: [email protected].

Jeanice Hansen, LCSW MSW OSW-C - Moderator
Kristin M. Scheeler, MSSW, APSW, OSW-C - Moderator

Staff Liaison

Patricia Sullivan
Marketing Communications Director
[email protected]