Amy Colver, LCSW
Melody Griffith, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C
AOSW Communications Director
Jeanice Hansen, LCSW, OSW-C
To submit a story or information for inclusion in a future issue of AOSW Newsletter, contact Amy Colver or Melody Griffith on the list above.
Achievements of AOSW Members
While I know that there are just as many Kudos to celebrate this month as we have throughout 2016, the response was a bit light. So this is short and sweet, while still recognizing the inspiring work that our members are a part of every day.
- Allie Gubin, MSW, LCSW-C, (Baltimore, Maryland) was recently honored by The Daily Record as one of the “Leading Women Under 40” in the State of Maryland. The honor was for her professional accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to inspire change. Allie was the only social worker to be included on this 2016 list.
- Tracie Barberi-Matthews, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, (Toms River, New Jersey) recently wrote a policy and implemented a massage therapy program for her patients diagnosed with cancer. Tracie is also implementing a study on benefits of Reiki therapy pre- and post-mastectomy. We look forward to hearing about the success of these programs in future Kudos columns.
- Cathy Weeks, MSW, OSW-C, (Portland, Oregon), Devin Brown, OSW-C, (Vineland, New Jersey), Leena Nehru, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, (Atlanta Georgia) and Lindy Suarez, MSW, MHA, LCSW-S, OSW-C, (Houston, Texas) all received their Board of Oncology Social Work Certifications (OSW-C). Congratulations to each of you!
For those who are new to the profession or not familiar with the board, its mission is “to promote excellence in psychosocial care to oncology patients, families, caregivers and their community through the process of oncology social work certification.” The OSW-C specialty certification shows accrediting organizations and our community that oncology social workers act in accordance with a set of standards and ethics that ensure delivery of quality services to our patients. To learn more about how to obtain your OSW-C, visit www.oswcert.org or the “Oncology Social Work Specialty Certification” section under Professional Development on www.aosw.org.
Keep sending your career news to me to be included in the next Kudos column! I look forward to sharing more and more with you in the New Year!
About the Author
Kate McFadien, MSW, LSW, OSW-CSocial Worker
Nemours Children Hospital