Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW (Illinois Chapter), received her PhD and MSW from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a faculty member and BSW Program Director at Illinois State University (ISU). She also served in public child welfare and healthcare settings, providing a sound background for being chosen to be a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Romania where she taught and conducted research on child welfare reform. Dr. Wehrmann served at ISU as principal investigator on two child welfare training grants and was recognized for successfully securing approximately $1M in grants and contracts.
Honored as NASW Lifetime Achievement award recipient at the district level, she served as NASW District Chair, state Conference Chair, Illinois Chapter President, National Board Representative for Region IX, and member of the Executive Committee. She's a current member of the Baccalaureate Program Directors, and the Fulbright Association.
Mildred (Mit) Joyner, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Mildred (Mit) Joyner, MSW, LCSW, BCD (Pennsylvania Chapter), received an MSW from Howard University and a BSW from the Central State University in Ohio. She directed and chaired the undergraduate social work department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania for 25 years.
She retired after 32 years as full professor with emeritus status. Ms. Joyner is co-author of
Critical Multicultural Social Work and Caregivers for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya: An Ecological Perspective.
She serves on the boards of DNB First Bank, Chester County Food Bank, and Dana Farber Soulmates Advisory Board. Honored as the William Culp Lecturer; the Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay awardee; and named a Social Work Pioneer. She also received the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Founders Award.
Heather Bradley-Geary, MSW
Heather Bradley-Geary, MSW
(Missouri Chapter), received a master of social welfare degree and a bachelor of fine arts (in music therapy) degree from the University of Kansas. She is Lead Developer of Supportive Housing at The Vecino Group where she develops permanent supportive housing to end homelessness.
Ms. Bradley-Geary has served on many boards including: the Missouri Chapter of NASW and the Executive Committee of the Board; the Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness; Homeless Management Information System; and Multiracial Family Circle. She serves on the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City and was honored as the Missouri Social Worker of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year in 2011.
Patrick J. Johnson, LCSW
Patrick J. Johnson, LCSW (Connecticut Chapter), consults in non-profit management and governance and is Interim Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits Inc. He recently retired as President of Oak Hill, the largest provider of comprehensive community-based services for people with disabilities in Connecticut. Mr. Johnson received a MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BS from the Central Connecticut State College and is an advocate for people with disabilities and those marginalized by society.
Mr. Johnson served as ranking administrator and/or board member for a wide range of human services. Prior to Oak Hill, he was Executive Director of Catholic Charities/Catholic Family Services and managed municipal services. He has been a leader in the full spectrum of human services in Connecticut, including mental health, health, basic human needs, assistive technology, and housing and has often served as a Board Treasurer, including the NASW Connecticut Chapter.