Director, Region III
Debra Faria, LCSW, ACSW
Debra Faria, LCSW, ACSW (NYS Chapter) , earned her MSW from Syracuse University in 1985. She is chair of the Department of Social Work at the College at Brockport, State University of New York and co-directs the College at Brockport/Nazareth College Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW program. Debra has been project director for a number of federal, state and foundation-funded training grants focusing on child welfare, gerontological social work and international education.
Debra has a demonstrated record of leadership and service to the NASW New York State Chapter, including serving in the roles of president, vice president, board member-at-large, delegate to the Delegate Assembly and a number of chapter committees. She has also held leadership roles on the board of the NYS Society on Aging and currently serves on the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Director, Region VIII
Peggy Weber, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC
Peggy Weber, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC (Indiana Chapter), is associate dean for the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana State University. She also works as a clinical social worker, and has a doctoral degree in social work from the University of Utah, an MSW from Indiana University School of Social Work, an MS in gerontology from Indiana State University, and a BS in social work from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. Weber has an LCSW and LCAC in Indiana and her ACSW through NASW.
Positions she has held in NASW's Indiana Chapter include president of the board of directors, treasurer, and chairperson of the Conference Committee. She has also been an Indiana Delegate for NASW since 2012. Past honors include Regional Social Worker of the Year for the Indiana Chapter, NASW; and from Indiana State University the Experiential Learning and Community Engagement Award and the Faculty Outstanding Service Award from the College of Health and Human Services.
Director, Region XI
D. Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
D. Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, has been at Texas Christian University since 2013. She serves as director of field education and assistant dean of strategic initiatives for Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She also supervises all interprofessional education and strategic planning for the college. Jackson attended the University of South Florida (BSW) and Florida State University, graduating with her MSW and PhD in social work.
Licensed as an LCSW, Jackson has worked in numerous practice settings for 30 years. Her NASW experience includes work as a political field organizer, president of the Texas chapter of NASW, chair and member of the national nominating committee (NCNLI), Ft. Worth Branch chair, State Conference Committee chair, chair of the State NLIC, and member of the Women’s Issues Committee. Jackson is also a member of the Council on Social Work Education and was honored as a 2010 Women’s Health Hero for her work as an abortion activist.
Director, Region XII
Robin G. Arndt, MSW, LSW
Robin G. Arndt, MSW, LSW, is a coordinator of field and continuing education at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Arndt is an active member of the NASW Hawaiʻi chapter, where he currently serves as chapter president. He has also held other leadership roles within the chapter, including member-at-large and chair of several committees, including the Continuing Education and Conference Committee. Arndt also serves as a commissioner on the Commission for Membership and Professional Development with the Council on Social Work Education.