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NASW Congratulates Douglas Brooks for his work at White House Office on National HIV/AIDS

Policy Social Worker Brooks completed his tenure as director of the Office on March 24

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends social worker Douglas Brooks for his leadership and vision as director of the White House Office on National HIV/AIDS Policy. Brooks, MSW, LCSW, completed his tenure at the office on March 24.

“Since day one, Douglas has provided outstanding service to the nation,” NASW Chief Executive Officer Angelo McClain, Ph.D., LICSW said. “Douglas’ clinical experience and macro level practice perspective ensures that mental health, behavioral health, and structural change will remain critical aspects of our nation’s HIV/AIDS strategy.”

Brooks repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to address HIV/AIDS from a holistic approach. During his tenure, Brooks stressed the importance of utilizing evidence-based practice and demonstrated a commitment to engaging the community in the development and implementation of policy and practice.

NASW President Darrell Wheeler, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW, also voiced his appreciation for Mr. Brooks.

“Douglas’ unwavering commitment to social justice, his ability to engage diverse key stakeholders, and his respectful and determined forward movement of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has created true change for communities and providers across the United States.”

On behalf of its members, the National Association of Social Workers thanks Douglas Brooks.

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with 130,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.