Politics, Macro Social Work & Community Organizing


There is a natural progression in the careers of many social workers from activism to leadership. Increasingly social workers are holding elective offices from school boards to city and county governments, from state legislatures all the way to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Social workers also play leadership roles in local, state and federal agencies. Here are our experts on this issue. To arrange interviews or speaking engagements email media@socialworkers.org.

Name State Specific Expertise
Darlyne Bailey Pennsylvania
Michael Jackson Beattie Virginia
Sage Brand Ohio
Alex Brown California Elected Office/Climate
Alma J. Carten Pennsylvania
Christina Cazanave-McCarthy Florida Voter Registration and Protection
Graham Danzer Florida
Chris Fike Michigan
Carrie Freshour Maryland
Dominique Nicole Golden Michigan
Barbara Griffin Delaware
Dina Kastner District of Columbia
Theresa A. Lyons, Esq., MSW New Jersey
Victor Manalo California
Gus Marks-Hamilton Connecticut
Whitney Marris Virginia
Mary E. Mattson Michigan
Christopher McLaughlin Maine
Joel L Rubin Illinois
Fatima Salman Michigan
Dr. La'Tesha Sampson New Jersey
Jo Seiders District of Columbia
Dr. Lawrence Shulman New Hampshire
Danielle Smith Ohio
Jennifer Sorensen New Jersey
Nancy J. Stephani Ohio
Melissa Torregrossa New York
Ricky Ferrari Traner Wisconsin
John Tropman Michigan
Salome Valencia-Bohne Washington
Stephen Wanczyk-Karp Connecticut
Kimberly Warmsley California
Marya Wright, DSW(c) MSW California