Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner. She is a licensed Clinical
Social Worker with experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family
therapy, case management, and clinical practice. She obtained her MSW and DSW from Rutgers
University. She has a postmasters in clinical practice with adolescents from NYU; certified child
sexual abuse therapist; and trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Family
Therapy—Bowen, Multigenerational and Ackerman Relational Approach. Dr. Hubbard received
the honor of Outstanding Doctoral Instructor at Rutgers School of Social Work in 2016 and
recipient of CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017 academic school year.
Dr. Hubbard is a part of faculty at Monmouth University School of Social Work and currently
provides family and individual therapy as a private practitioner, provides supervision, teaches
part-time at RUSSW, trainer and trains DCP&P Workers (children protection) as part of New
Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership.
Dr. Hubbard served as president of the New Jersey Chapter and prior to that, vice president, county unit chair, as well as chair and member on various committees and task forces supporting the chapter and association’s efforts to reach their strategic goals.
If elected as president-elect, I plan to utilize my leadership, practice, and academic experience
and skills in service of the membership, profession, and association on the national level. I
believe in our profession and what we do, I am committed to working smart and hard on our
behalf. I plan to work with the national board, staff, and chapter leadership across the nation to
strengthen our position as advocates and thought leaders. Addressing social, environmental, and
economic injustices negatively impacting social workers and the families and communities we
serve. Increasing the visibility of the contributions social workers make in our society. Ensuring
our association equips chapters and social workers with the knowledge and tools needed to meet
the needs and demands in today’s sociopolitical environment. Continue the efforts across our association to ensure our viability and longevity. Thank you for your
consideration, I appreciate your vote.
Mildred “Mit” Joyner
Mildred "Mit" C. Joyner is a Professor Emerita of Social Work, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Mit received a BSW from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her MSW from Howard University School of Social Work, Washington, DC.
Her professional career began at Chester County Children and Youth services as a protective service worker; she was promoted to department head, and legal liaison of the child abuse unit. Mit 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. Mit retired from the university as a full professor, and presently works as a consultant. Mit is a member of BPD, CSWE, and NASW, she recently ended her term as NASW-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.
If elected President Elect, I promise to work diligently on behalf of NASW, members and the social work
profession. I will carry out the specific tasks and obligations outlined in the
NASW Bylaws in a timely, efficient and ethical manner working closely with the CEO, board, staff and
members to strengthen the social work profession for those we serve. A vote for me means that you are voting for a person who has made a lifelong commitment to achieve social,
economic, environmental, and political justice for all.
Social work as a profession must be the change agent. The NASW Code of Ethics serves as our moral
compass and demands that we bend the arc of justice towards equity. All graduates of accredited social
work programs and their social work faculty should be members of NASW. I will work to
grow and sustain the membership base of the association. Membership is critical in order to impact the
decision makers of those who create legislation.
Social workers have an obligation to bring equity to those we serve, we are the voice of those whose voices are often not heard. We must be advocates at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice.