Legal Defense Fund Donor Roster

With contributions from members, the NASW Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is able to provide a wealth of legal resources and assistance to NASW members and as support for the social work profession in the courts. The LDF also provides financial assistance to members who incur legal fees in cases involving important social work issues or adherence to the NASW Code of Ethics. LDF expresses its gratitude to all NASW members and supporters for their contributions on the dues renewal form.

Here’s what members are saying about LDF:

From Illinois: “I am writing to express my extreme gratitude for your decision to grant my request for financial assistance when I obtained legal counsel. I am so appreciative of the help. Hopefully a decision will be made soon regarding the outcome of the [case].”
From Iowa: “Thank you for the generous funds to assist with my appeal against the Iowa Board of Social Work regarding licensure. This issue is affecting many social workers in our state….”
From Maryland: “Despite that you were clearly busy, you spent over thirty minutes of your time offering suggestions and advice to me at no cost. I cannot fully express how much I appreciated your help….I have been a member of NASW since 1974…I just want you to know that your services were very much appreciated, and it is this kind of willingness to help that makes me glad to be a member of NASW. Thanks again!”

Special thanks goes to those individuals, listed below, who have honored the LDF on its 40th anniversary with an extra contribution. We also appreciate contributions made on behalf of LDF to the Social Work Ethics and Law Institute (SWELI), a center within the NASW Foundation. These donors are recognized on the Foundation site.

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Previous Contributions
January 2019
Leslie Abrons
Herminia Acevedo
Mary Adams
Dollmeshia Adams
Veronika Adlerstein
Seon Ahn
Alana Lutz, BSW
Alex Dorch, MSW Student
Alexis F. Selwood, ACSW
Alicia Avila Outcalt
Alicia Munier Ziegler, MSW, LCSW
Alisa A. Caraker
Michael Allen
Eric Alva
Juan Alvarez
Amanda Danielle Greubel
Amanda E. Coughlin
Janice Amato
Amor Hollingsworth
Lindsay Anderson
Gary Anderson
Andrea D. Welsh
Valerie Andreoli
Angela Renee DeVault, BSW
Ann Briggs, LCSW, LAC
Ann Kurth, LCSW
Annette Casseandra Pittman Crivellaro, LBSW
Annette Heywood Ruskin, Ruskin
Anthony R. Thomas, ACSW
Sharon Anuario
Ariane Sackheim
Ashley Kays Zair
Elizabeth Aspinwall
Susan Asprey
Charlene Atkins
Gloria Avrech
B. Darlene Avery, MDiv, LCSW
Sarah Ball
Melissa Bannerot
Barbara Lynn Check, ms, msw.lcsw
Barbara Ray Lovelady
Sandra Barlow
Anthony Barreiro
Maria Barrios-Routsis
Frederica Barrow
Marcia Baza
Amanda Bebeau
Amanda Becker
Kathleen Behrens
Lafadria Bell
Benjamin Leon Gerrard, LSCSW
Roberta Bennett
Florence Benson
Jerome Bercik
Peter Berger
Carol Berman
Robin Berman
Betty Pearl McIlroy
Martha Beuerle
Karen Bianco
Ira Bilofsky
Melissa Black
Suzanne Black
Sandra Block
Deborah Bluestone
Nancy Bolden
Amanda Bolden
Dalton Boley
Gail Borgman
Christopher Bowen
Kanesha Boyd
Ruth Bracht
Kelly Bradley
Ron Bramlage
Kathleen Brandeisky
Sarah Braucher
Gabrielle Breslow
Brian Jay Gauthier, LADC, LSW, CSW-Inter
Margaret Brickman
Brie Pierquet, MSW
Cindy Brody
Mollie Brooks
Andra Bruce
Shirley Bruner
Kellen Bryant
Nancy Buckles
Teresa Buehler
Priscilla Burton
Claire Cabiles
Rosalie Calarco
Charlotte Calhoun
Kathryn Calkins
Kathleen Callahan
Megan Callahan Sherman
Muriel Campbell
Katherine Campbell
Kim Campolong
Melinda Cantu
Richard Caplan
Debra Carlson
Dorothy Carlson
Joseph Carmichael
Carolyn Giambusso-Yi
Carolyn Jean Catania
Laila Caron
Carrie Therese Thrall
Alma Carten
Patrick Caruso
Joe Carver
Elizabeth Case
Patricia Cassell
Rebecca Castro
Catherine A. Erickson
Catherine R. Simonson, LICSW
Cecilia Chrosny, LSW
Katheryn Chaney
Susan Chanin
James Chansky
Noreen Chapman
Charles S. Lederman, ACSW
Charles Warren Moorehead
Gerry Cheatham
Michelle Cheeseman
Lillian Chinnici
Christie Marie Cuttell, LGSW
Christina A. Austin-Valere, LCSW, PhD
Christine Juliano
Teresa Claeys
Claire M. Chestnutt
Evelyn Clark
Lisa Clemons
Catherine Codispoti-Mullins
Dona Cohen
Elizabeth Cohen
Ariana Cohen
Julie Colantonio
Elizabeth Connolly
Keira Conrad
Kristine Consiglio
Ruth Cook
Mary Copeland
Corinne Y. Matsumoto, LCSW
Caroline Corzine
John Courtney
Katie Cox
Martin Cox
David Crampton
Virginia Crawford
Jean Cross
Edwin Crouse
Melissa Crownover
Andrew Curtin
Dale H. Capurro, ACSW
Dalenette Voigt-Catlin, LMSW, LCSW
Sundy Daly
Ashley Danenhower
Daniel C. Rydholm, LCSW,QCSW
Daniel Murph, MSW
Danielle LaNatra, LCSW, PsyD
Mario Dartayet-Rodriguez
Carol Darwin
Donna Davey
David B. Powell
David G. Schlaegel , LCSW-R
Virginia Davidov
Melvin Davis
Regina Davis
Rocio Day
Olivia DeBiase
Deborah A. Whitehair
Deborah G. Cremieux
David Deere
William Delaney
Peter Delany
Janice Delorenzo
Lisa Demario
Dena R. Walter, ACSW
Denise Benjamin, BSW, MSW
Denise M. Guida
Denise Niner, LICSW
Carolyn DeVilbiss
Patti Dewoskin
Diane Y. Degraffenreid, LCSW
Dianna Stark
Andrea Difilippo
Robert Dilbeck
Lenda Dincer
Rebekah Dixon
Sophie Dobriansky
Dora Dobrin
Diane Dolan-Soto
Kelly Dominici
Donna David
Laurie Donovan
Dori Melinda Scallet
Doris J. Muniz, ACSW
Douglas L. Miller, ACSW, LMSW
Rachel Downey
Karla Drake
Beverly Druck
Dianne Dunchock
Valerie Duquette
Christine Durbin
Alexander Durtka
Dwan Michele Reed, LMSW
John Dyer
Sandra Eagle
Adam Eckes
EDDIE J. BROWN
Gerard Egan
Karen Eichler-Nessel
Margaret Elbow
Kirmly Elien
Elizabeth A. Blanchard
Elizabeth Patchen Youse, msw,lsw
Ellen McCurley, LICSW, MPH
Laura Ellington
Emma J. Williams
Emma Y. Reyes-Ramirez
Celeste English
Kenneth Epstein
Eric J. Fieldstad, II
Eric Kenning
Marilyn Ericson
Gail Erlandson
Ernest J. Barbeau, ACSW
Denise Eslinger
Norma Everett
Rosemarie Ewing
Caren Ex
Candace Fair
Faith Kiermaier Feder
Susan Farber
Karen Fattore
Cynthia Feeman
Deborah Feinsod
Sharon Feldman
Felicia Megdal, MSW, ACSW
Janet Feller
Antonio Fernandez
Carol Fields
Dale Fink
Valerie Finkel
Amy Fisher
Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Susan Fleming
Michele Fletcher
Guy Fleuette
Elodia Flynn
Lynn Focht-Birkerts
Sharon Foley
Robert Fontana
Edwin Ford
Lynne Ford
Tabitha Foster
Suzanne Fournier
Stacey Franklin
Chris Frey
Tammy Fried
Friend Burton, PhD
Martha Frost
Sheryl Frye
Julie Fugenschuh
Greta Furlong
Laurie Furman
Gabrielle E. Faggella, ACSW
Robin Gaines
Catherine Galenius
Marcia Garcia
Mary Gardiner-Ferretto
Belinda Gardner
Carolyn Gartner
Manda Gatto
Linda Gengelbach
George Rouman, ACSW
Geraldine C. Cooper-Krasner, ACSW
June Gerbracht
Gerry K. Fisher
Adam Geyer
Julie Giers
William Gieseke
Kate Gilbert
Beverley Gilligan
Sarah Gillis
Karen Gilmore
Daniela Giordano
Amanda Glass
David Glick
Patricia Godfrey
Maxine Goldin
Ellen Goldsmith
Gladys Gonzalez
Kimberly Goodwin
Hannah Gordon
Lori Gordon-Michaeli
Yvette Gosline
Richard Gotti
Ruby Gourdine
Charles Graham
Dana Graham
Polly Grant
Stacie Granville
Gerardo Grasso
Dorcas Gray
Connie Green-Fritz
Art Greenberg
Lydia Greene
Gregory R. Zyvert, ACSW
Holly Grimm
Dayna Guido
Jackeline Guillon
Gail Gunod-Green
Candice Gutierrez
Shirley Hall
Kristina Halliday
Martha Ham
Edith Hambrick
Christine Hamstra
Angela Harkins
Lynda Harrington
Victoria Harrington
Debra Harris
Crystal Harris-Brown
Lee Hart
Aaron Hart
Joyce Hart
Heath Owens
Heather Lynn McLean, LMSW
Heather W. O'Donnell, LCSW,ACHP-SW
Gregory Hebert
James Heisel
Linda Heller
Sharon Hendricks
Wiliam Herman
Marguerita High
Kirsten Hildahl-Dewey
Trang Hoang
James Hobday
Eleanor Hockaday
Donna Hoggard
Diane Holmes
Kenneth Holt
Toni Holt
Shelia Holt
Amy Hood
Winifred Hope
David Hough
Penny Hougland
Trent House
Mark Howell
Susan Howell
Gail Howell
Debra Huff
Jennifer Hundt
Pauline Hunte
Rueben Hunter
Yuko Inzana
Ira Ruta Roach
Irene R. Siegel, PhD,LCSW,ACSW
Elaine Irwin Nelles
Jacob Bruce Borst, MSW, LGSW
Richard Jacobsen
Jaimee Hinkes Montalvo, MSW, LCSW
Tanisha James
Janet Kleckley-Porter
Kyeonghee Jang
Jason A. Tolkaz
Jeffrey D. Riekhof
Debra Jenkins
Shawana Jenkins
Rayna Jenks
Jennifer Beazley Slaughter
Jennifer L. Dritt, MSW, LCSW
Jennifer Ruth Braunginn, MSSW, CISW
Jennifer Solas
Colin Jensen
Jessica Tuggle
Jesslyn McCandless
Jettana T. Thomas
Jewell F. Brazelton
Kathleen Jill
Jill Kathleen Summers
Jill Marie Miller, MSW, LCSW
Jocelyn M. Moore
Jocelyn Van Hee
John Maltby, BA, MSW
Denise Johnson
Lisa Johnson
Mary Johnson
Zachary Johnson
Patricia Johnston
Karen Johnston
Jolyn Mikow, LMSW,PHD
Jonathan Brooks Hubbard, ACHP-SW
Deidre Jones
Boney Jones-Dasent
Joni J. Elrod, LCSW
Karen Jordan
Joseph M. Timmins
Jovanna Yetzi Felix
Joy L. Ballard
Jennifer Joyce
Christina Juarbe
Jules K. Beck
Julie Dupuie
Gay Jurgens
Kaarsten Furman
Njeri Kagotho
Kathleen Kaiser
Armen Kaladjian
Jennifer Kalkan
Joan Karpinski
Kasey Brady, LCSW
Zsuzsa Kasselmann
Katherine A. Szurley
Kathleen A. Ligon
Kathleen D. Williams
Kathrina James
Kathy Heustess, LISW-CP
Lauren Katkowsky
Saliwe Kawewe
M. Kayser
Concetta Kazarian
KC West, LCSW
Shannon Kelaita
Elizabeth Kelley
Andrew Kelley
Nancy Kells
Kathleen Kelly
Kelly A. Ellis, LCSW
Kelly Catherine Rodriguez, MSW, LSW, CADC
Kelly R. Stevenson, LCSW
Leslie Kelly-Majors
Sarah Kencel
Shannon Kennealey
Dannielle Kennedy
Kenneth F. Callahan
Kaitlin Kernan
Roby Kerr
Kerry A. Cannon, ACSW
Lisa Kiesel
Janice Kight
Matthew Kilgore
Kim Miller
Kimber Ambrose, BSW
Kimberly Reno
Kimberly S. Mueller, LICSW
Kristin Kimmell
Lynne Kingsbury
Mary Kinzie
Kirsten Laha-Walsh, MSW Candidate
Sandra Kistner
Valerie Kleespies
Janice Klein
Gabrielle Kleinmann
Niki Knowlton
Joan Kogelschatz
Rosemarie Kopacsi
Lesley Koplow
Nicole Krantz
Kristin M. Froehlich, LCSW
Kristin Wagner, LCSW
Vicki Kugler
Kyle Wyman
Sidney Lam
Jennifer Lamb
Lynda Land
John Langrod
Lann E. Thompson, ACSW
Susan Lannak
Lanning M. Melville, LCSW, BCD
Jeffrey LaPonsie
LaRae Sue Stibitz
Larry Dean Edger, II
Philip Larsen
Michael Larsen
Megan Larson
Jennifer Lasker
Laura Rice Stein
Laura Curry-Mathews
Laura Keller
Laura Lubline, MSW, LCSW
Laura m lokers, lmsw
Laura Reiter, LCSW
Lauren K. Wilson, LSW
Laurie A. Ure
Laurie Ann Whitlock
Laurie L. Nussbaum
Lawrence D. Schulman, LCSW
Katherine Lawson
Leanne M. Joeckel, MSW, LICSW
Rose Lederman
Jean-Marie Lee
Jean Leedham
Alison Leipsiger
Jeannie Leonard
Leslie Arent
Leslie J. Chapman
Leslie Kate Faulhaber, LCSW
Jason Levin
Ella Liggins
Rosamond Lincoln-Day
Linda C. Woodson
Linda Fleger-Berman, LICSW,ACSW
Linda Levy Harley, LCSW,ACSW,QCSW
Lisa L. Frady, LCSW
Lisa N. Jamieson, LCSW
Shannon Locke
Lori Anne McCool
Janis Lotfalian
Sirka Louca
Louise M. Hudak, LCSW
Susan Love
Allison Lowe
Lois Luckett
Catherine Luckey
Lynda E. Meyer
Lynda L. Dubroff
Lisa Lysne
Debra Machado
Machelle D. Madsen Thompson, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Beda Madden
Madeleine Davis-Shelton
Renee Maggiaro
Anthony Maltese
Manoucheka Baltazar
Marcella F. Jost, LCSW
Marcy A. Jacobs, LCSW
Kiersten Marek
Marian R. Weisenfeld
Marie C. Hogan, ACSW
Mario G. Lopresti, ACSW
Mark Rosenthal
Marleen D. Ellegor
Cindy Maroni
Marsha M. Frye-Moquin, LICSW
Juan Martinez
Mary E. DeWitt, LCSW
Mary K. Solon-Goers, ACSW
Mary P. VanHook, ACSW
Mary Stevenson
Mary Vanderman, LSCSW
MaryJo Mastrogiacomo
Mary Matich
Vera Matthews
Michael Mauriello
Cynthia Maxwell
Ann Maxwell
Kimberly May
Terry Mayers
Michelle Mayne
Maureen McCarren
Marion McCarthy
Raymond McCarthy
Emily McClain
Patrick McDonald
Claudette McDonald
Monica McGoldrick
Roberta McIntosh
Claire McMahon Thomas
Thomas McNally
Gabriella McTate
Linnea Mead
Juanita Meadley
Joanne Medak
Lori Medina
Susan Medoff
Paul Meeker
Megan E. Tantum, LSW
Megan Holman, BA
Meghan Eileen Howe, Howe, LCSW
Melanie Piper Allison, LMSW cc
Tim Meliah
Melinda Shantel Maefield, MSW
Melissa Lana Featherstone
Melissa Therese Scolaro, LCSW, MSW, MA
Angela Melzer
Lynn Merkel
Merle T. Edwards-Orr
Jose Mestre
David Metting
Karen Meyer
Mia Christina Mormando
Michael Colberg
Michael D. Kaltenbach, LCSW
Michael Hurewitz, LCSW
Michele A. Zimmer-Forster, LICSW,LCSW,CSW-G
Michele Lee Peterson, LCSW
Michele Missel
Michelle Amy Nadobny, Masters 60 +
Michelle Jolin, BSW (Hons.), RSW
Michelle Rene' Jackson, LCSW
Sonia Michelson
Charlette Mikulka
Monica Miller
David Miller
Rietta Miller
Kathleen Minotti
Miryam A. Serlin, ACSW, C-ASWCM
Edward Mischel
Mavernie Mitchell
Linda Mixon
Molly J. Walters
Elisabeth Montouri
Erika Montoya
Celyon Moore
L. R. Moore
Sandra Moore
Milciades Morales
Robert Morgan
Ellen Moriarty
Courtney Morrison
Debra Moser
Lisa Moss
Pearl Moulton
John Myers
Robin Naff
Claudia Nagan
Najuana F. Robinson
Nancy Ann Ring, LCSW
Nancy B. Lasater
Naomi S. Korn, ACSW
Gillian Nassau
Sona Nast
Kelly Neal
Susan Neal
Sylvia Neal
Neil D. Brown
Kathleen Newdeck
Diane Newman
Karen Nicholson-Palmer
Nilsa Pietri, LMSW
Nina Caricato, UNCC MSW Student
Bebe Nixon
Neal Norcliffe
Antoinette Noto
Virginia Novak
Douglas Nygren
Breanne O'Reilly
Sarah O’Connell
MICHELLE OBINECHE
Margaret Ogle
Christopher Ogle
Betty Okenfuss
Erin Oleskey
Frances Onderwyzer
Bruce Ottenbreit
Lisa Pagano
Page Cannon, ACSW
Patrick Paglen
Timothy Paige
Patricia Palacios
Candice Palmer
Pamela J. Olson, LCSW,QCSW
Trinie Pangelinan
Pattie Paris
Patricia A. Mennor
Patricia Moody Jefferson, Sr, MSW, LCSW-C
David Patrick
Patrick Michael McNeil, LICSW,PIP,QMHP,ACSW
Paul Hart
Melissa Pavlicek
Elise Pearl Oliver
Charles Pearlstein
Peggy S. Anderson
Pamela Pelz
Eduardo Pereira
Carroll Phelps
Janet Phillips
Phyllis J. Cox, LCSW, ACSW
Lou Pilato
Cynthia Pill
Agnes Piszczek
Jordan Platt
Stephanne Pleshette
Jill Portaro
Laura Porter-Baker
Myra Powell
Bonnie Press
Michele Preuss
Michelle Prive
Kathleen Pursley
Jennifer Quinn
Jennifer Raban
Rachel Freyja Bedick, LCSW
Rachel K. Chimberg, ACSW
Kristin Radcliffe
Martie Rafferty
Rebekah Raiford
Emily Raphel
Robert Raymond
Rebecca A. Helem, MSW
Anne Redlich
Miriam Reitz
David Reynolds
Rhonda Lea Walker
Carole Ricci
Karrie Richards
Timothy Ridley
Ami Riegel
Roberta Rinaldi
Barbara Ripani
Karen Riss
Robert M. Rivera
Robert Simonson, CSW
Robin Gardener Barton, MSW
Miriam Robinson
Juanita Roller
Anna Romero
Anita Ronis
Jestine Roper
Rosa Montemarano
Melina Rose
Roseann A. Martinez
Lauren Roseman
Debby Rosenberg
Linda Rosenfield
Kim Roser-Kedward
Rosie Newell, Newell
Jimalee Ross
Sharon Ross-Donaldson
Heather Ross-Lowenstein
Bia Roth
Roger Rothman
Deborah Russ
Robin Russel
Kathleen Ruth
Denise Ryals
Jennifer Saba
Pamela Sabalos
Omal Saberi
Sabra J. House, ACSW,BCD
Janine Saia
Karin Sakahara
Stephanie Sakalian
Sandy Ellis, LCSW
Sarah A. Wright, MSW,LICSW
Sarah Breanne Bingham
Kathleen Sauer
Anita Saunders
Kathleen Schelb
Susan Schiff
Sarah Schleifer
Sonya schmid
Jay Schneider
Ann Schneider-Meisel
Debra Schrafft
Thomas Schumacher
David Schwab
Marianna Schwab
Carol Schwartz
Isabelle Scott
Georgina Scurfield
Rose Seligson
Linda Selway
Inez Serventi
Jane Seskin
Harvey Shacket
James Shannon
Sharon Schwartz
Shaunagh M. McGoldrick
Deborah Sheehan
Kate Sherman
Sherry F. Nelson, LCSW
Pamela Sherwin
Sheryl A. Myrick-Pettersen, ACSW
Donald Shockley
Sarah Short
Renee Siegel
Janice Sierak
Gilbert Silver
Lois Silverstein
Simkha Y. Weintraub
Darrell Sing
Sunnie Singer
Carla Sivek
Martin Sklar
Frances Skrzypek
Carol Slade
Julie Slavin
Alyson Slutzky
Michelle Smith
Robin Smith
Ann Smith
Josef Smith
Doretha Smith
JILL SMITH
Melissa Snyder
Suzanne Snyder
Marjorie Sokoll
Katherine Sowell
Pamela Sowers
Barbara Spada
Cyllvia Springer
Joanna Spurgeon
Barbara St. Pierre
Rosemary Stafford
Garett Staley
Susan Stark
Garold Steagall
Sara-Ann Steber
Diane Stein
Deborah Steincolor
Carol Steinman
Janice Steinmetz
Stephan I. Mambazo
Stephanie Albanese
Stephen W. Nelson, QCSW
Steven Thomas Davidson, PhD, MBA, LCSW, CST
Candace Stewart
Michelle Stone
Michael Stowe
Daniel Struble
Gladys Stuart
Robyn Stukalin
Ann Szabo
Leslie Szasz
Ross Tabisel
Rosa Taccetta
Laura Taylor
Katrin Tchana
Meghan Tegtmeier
Tamara Telberg
Sharon Templeman
Teresa E. Hernandez
Ethel Terrell
Frankie Tester
Sharron Thomas
Sharon Thomas
Tieryn Marie Olson
Lynn Timineri
Tina R. Flaherty
Tina R. Pearce, LCSW
Bonnie Tomek
Barbara Torrest
Angela Tortorello
Warren Townsend
Tricia Reesman, BSW
Paula Tsarides
Tsukasa Ikeshiro
Thomas Udenberg
Donald Uhlhorn
Donna Ulteig
Ursula D Goines-Audrey
Sherrill Valdes
Brian Van Anne
Vanessa Charlotte Davis, MSW
Queenie Vartoukian
Carol Veber
Sally Verstraete
Margo Vick
Dorothy Vidra
Vince Rock
Michele Virva
Charlene Vitale
Mary VonTersch-Hanno
Ken Voorhees
JanaLee Wagner
Lesley Waite
Linda Wallace
Carolyn Wander Daniel
Karlyn Ward
Kimberly Wasley
Kelly Waterman
LARA WATROUS
Hazel Watson
Steven Watson
Arvis Watts
Bonnie Weinstein
Royanne Weiss
Whitney Welch
Lisa Whelan
Donna Whitmire
Betty Wilborn-Lee
Patricia Wilcox
Keri Williams
Cheryl Wilson
Catherine Wineburg
Laura Winters
Mary Wisniewski
Peggy Woehrlen
Bethany Womack
Donna Wyse
Ryan Youtz
Yvette Rees
Zachary C. Talbott
Marcia Zacks
Joanne Zangrillo
Art Zeman
Heather Zimmerman
Emily Zimmerman
Amelie Zurn
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