Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the NASW Board of Directors is responsible for the affairs of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors.  The Committee consists of Officers of the Board, the President-Elect of the Association and four additional members of the Board who are appointed by the NASW President.


Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW

Mildred Joyner

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.

Vice President

Anthony Estreet, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, ACSW

Anthony Estreet

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 substance use.


Jose Ramos, Jr., MSW

Jose Ramos

Jose A. Ramos, Jr., MSW (California Chapter), earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Long Beach. He serves as the director of Prevention Department at Children’s Bureau Southern California. Ramos has worked for Children’s Bureau for the past 24 years and has over 30 years of experience working in the child welfare field. Ramos is also an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge, in the MSW department and was an adjunct professor at Springfield College.

He has taken on multiple leadership roles throughout his career, including as Value School Charter Board Member, California Family Resource Association Policy Council Member, NASW Policy Committee, California Citizen Review Member of Child Abuse Prevention, and most recently as a Board Member of the California chapter of NASW. Ramos was born in Ecuador and came to the United States at age 10.

Treasurer & Compliance Officer

S. Ryan Estes, MSW, MBA, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Ryan Estes

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.

Director, Region II

Monica Williams Harrison, MSW, LCSW

Monica Williams HarrisonMonica Williams Harrison, MSW, LCSW has had 17 years of professional experience in social work, including therapy, teaching, non-profit development, leadership, and management.

Raised in a military family, Monica developed the ability to connect quickly and easily with a variety of people, which has been essential in her career as a social worker.

Professionally, Monica is a consultant for the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. Through consulting with CFHA and other organizations independently, Monica helps health care practices implement Behavioral Health Integration. Monica is active in NASW and PTA; having served in leadership and stakeholder roles on committees and boards (i.e. NASW PACE).

Monica earned her BS in Early Childhood from UNC-Greensboro. She received her MSW from the North Carolina A&T and UNC-Greensboro Joint Masters of Social Work Program who later recognized her leadership and service with the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences Alumni PaceSetter Award.


Bernadette Seifert, MSW, LICSW

Bernadette Seifert, LICSWBernadette Seifert, LICSW, earned her MSW from Boston University in 1984 and has been a licensed clinical social worker in New Hampshire since 1988. She is the director of adult programs at the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire and is the social worker for the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program team at the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.

Seifert has been a member of NASW since 1986. She served on the NASW New Hampshire chapter board from 2007 to 2017, and was chapter board president from 2015 to 2017. She is the recipient of the 1996 NASW New Hampshire chapter Social Worker of the Year Award. She is actively involved in various chapter committees, including the Continuing Education, Clinical Practice, and Aging committees, and serves on several statewide committees and organizations, including as chair of the New Hampshire Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging.

Director, Region XI

D. Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, FNAP

D. Lynn Jackson

D. Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, FNAP (Texas Chapter), 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 Arndt

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.


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