Regional Board Member - Region XIII
Biography: Edward Davila is a Complex Care Manager who performs telephonic medical case management with SCAN Health Plan, not-for-profit, Medicare Advantage Plan, based in Long Beach, California. He is also a veteran of the US Army and California Army National Guard. Davila obtained his MSW at the University of California, Los Angeles; and a BA in Sociology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Davila has been a member of NASW since 1998 and is also affiliated with the Gerontological Society of America, UCLA Alumni Association, American Legion, and National Guard Association of California. He is the recipient of the “Spirit of Service” -Community Volunteer Award, which he received from his employer for his volunteerism with NASW CA Chapter. Positions held with the chapter include: Board of Directors, VP of Professional Development; Professional Development Committee Chair; Delegate to the Delegate Assembly; Region F Inland Empire Unit Chair, multiple other committees, and current Chair, Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification.
Platform Statement: Merriam-Webster defines commitment as an agreement or pledge to do something in the future. This is my promise if elected to serve as your Region XIII representative. My burning passion and commitment with NASW has been to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors and multiple committees. As a chapter volunteer leader, I have attended, Lobby Days in Sacramento, volunteered 15 consecutive years at the California Annual Conference, and have been involved with NASW National: Chapter Ethics Committee Bi-Monthly Ethics Review Training.
My extensive volunteer efforts with the California Chapter and not-for-profit experience and expertise create an advantage that is essential for a strong candidate. NASW operates as a not-for-profit entity balancing marginal profits and implementing successful strategic plans, and policy. My employer allocates marginal revenues directly into member benefits and business programs rather than for shareholders. I pledge to advocate for policy implementation and equitable allocation of financial resources, and membership growth under the NASW Board of Directors.
Biography: Rachelle Jackson, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is a social work educator and practitioner. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in child welfare, international adoption, health care, behavioral health, case management and clinical practice. She obtained her MSW from California State University, Long Beach. Jackson is adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, School of Social Work, and clinical practitioner at NorthBay Healthcare where she serves on an integrated behavioral health team. Additionally, Jackson serves as a member of the Solano County Mental Health Advisory Board, is 1st Vice President of the Vallejo Branch of the NAACP and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Jackson has served NASW-CA Chapter on the local level as Assistant Regional Director for Region C, as member of the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification and the Professional Development Committee.
Platform Statement: I am sincerely honored to be nominated as a candidate to represent Region XIII on the NASW Board of Directors. I am interested in this position because I care about the standards of our profession and the power of advocacy we have as a group. I am passionate and dedicated to our profession and committed to the beliefs of the Association. If elected, I will utilize my leadership, practice, and facilitation skills to best serve the Association. I want to be a liaison between the NASW Board and the local chapters to support the profession, ensure efficient communication with our members and to advocate for issues effecting the needs of social workers and the diverse communities we serve. I appreciate your consideration and thank you for your support.