Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW (Pennsylvania Chapter), is professor emerita of social work at West Chester University (WCU) in Pennsylvania. Joyner received a BSW fromD Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and her MSW from Howard University’s School of Social Work in Washington, DC.
Her professional career began at Chester County Children and Youth services as a protective service worker; she was promoted to department head, then legal liaison of the child abuse unit. Joyner later joined the faculty at WCU as an associate professor, where she was elected by the faculty as department chair of the undergraduate social work department. She retired from the university as a full professor, and presently works as a consultant.
Joyner is a member of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Council on Social Work Education, and NASW, where she recently ended her term as national vice president. In West Chester she serves on the board of directors of Chester County Food Bank and is a bank director at DNBFirst.
Yvonne Chase, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Yvonne Chase, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, is Associate Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She received her PhD from Norfolk State University and her MSW from Howard University. Her extensive leadership experience at the NASW chapter and national levels included: president of the Alaska chapter, member of the boards of NASW and the NASW Assurance Services, Inc., chair of the NASW National Committee on Inquiry and the Task Force on Professional Review; member of the NASW Foundation Gosnell Memorial Scholarship Panel and the NASW Competence Certification Commission renamed the Credentialing Committee. Currently she serves as board member & treasurer, NASW Assurance Services, Inc. Organizational affiliations include the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice (Formerly American Orthopsychiatry Association), and editorial board for the Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect. Chase has obtained the LCSW in the State of Alaska and holds NASW’s ACSW credential.
Anthony Estreet, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, ACSW
Anthony Estreet, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, ACSW, is a tenured Associate Professor at Morgan
State University. He obtained his PhD
from Morgan State University, his MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University,
and his MBA from University of Maryland.
Estreet has held several positions within NASW at the national and state
levels. He is Chair of the Alcohol,
Tobacco and Other Drugs specialty practice section committee and is a member of
the National Ethics Committee. He was
the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification region VI
representative and the immediate past president of the Maryland Chapter.
Estreet is co-chair of the addictions track
for CSWE and an active member and founding President for the Baltimore Legacy
Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers. As a social work educator and practitioner,
he is a national trainer for SAMHSA and has over 15 years’ experience in
consultation and technical assistance related to addressing mental health and
Robin G. Arndt, MSW, LSW
Robin G. Arndt, MSW, LSW (Hawaii Chapter), 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.
Treasurer & Compliance Officer
S. Ryan Estes, MSW, MBA, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Ryan Estes, MSW, MBA, LCSW, LCAS, CCS is the Treatment
Operations Director for Coastal Horizons Center. Estes received his MSW from
UNC-Chapel Hill, an MBA from UNC-Wilmington, and a BA in psychology from Wake
Forest University. Estes is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed
clinical addiction specialist. His work at Coastal Horizons Center focuses on
program development, fiscal and policy oversight, and clinical and administrative
consultation. Estes oversees $30M of a non-profit budget, his supervisory chain
includes over 300 employees and he has successfully added 250 social work
positions at his company. Estes is a part-time adjunct faculty for
UNC-Wilmington. He is part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of
Trainers, treasurer for NC Child Board, and a national Protective Factors
trainer. He is also a former president of the NASW-NC Chapter Board, the
current NASW Board region V director, a member of the NASW national Finance
Committee, and a voting delegate.