NASW Board of Directors
Director, Region IV
Sierra McNeil, MSW
Sierra McNeil, MSW, earned her Master of Social Work from Temple University School of Social Work where she serves as part-time adjunct professor. McNeil also serves as the Coordinator at Family Resource Network where her primary goal is to assist family members with loved ones who are receiving behavioral health services, obtain the resources and supports that meet their needs during the recovery process. In addition, McNeil has had the opportunity to participate in the update of the 1993 Pennsylvania Crisis Regulations, 988 Advocacy Coalition, and the Philadelphia Crisis System Mapping where she advocated the importance of having the presence of a family member and/or person with lived experience at the table and that these voices are not only necessary but crucial to effect systems and policy changes. She chairs the Social Justice Committee for NASW-PA and has instituted the first peer support group for black female social workers, drafted position statements in response to current social justice events and presented at the statewide conference on “Performative Allyship”, and much more. McNeil brings the knowledge and skillset of working in the mental and behavioral health system and is passionate about improving the system so that people receive appropriate and effective care.
As a proud social worker, Sierra McNeil’s approach to life and the profession is simple; she strives to create opportunities that promote awareness of underrepresented groups in spaces that largely negate the importance of including persons with diverse lived experiences that are crucially needed to create much-needed system change.