NASW Board of Directors
Debra Fromm Faria, LCSW, ACSW
Debra Fromm Faria is Clinical Associate Professor Emeriti at SUNY Brockport where she developed and coordinated the Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work and served in the roles of department chair and field education director/coordinator. She has administered federal, state and foundation training grants focusing on child welfare, gerontological social work, health, and mental health services. Debra has served on several professional and advisory boards including past-chair of the NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues, Division III director on the NASW Board of Directors and past president of the NASW-NYS Chapter of NASW. She also served on the National Advisory Board of the CSWE Gero-Ed Center, CSWE Field Council and board of the State Society on Aging of NY. She is the recipient of several awards and honors including Outstanding HPPAE Principal Investigator Faculty Award from The Social Work Leadership Institute of the NY Academy of Medicine, Social Worker of the Year award from the Genesee Valley Division of NASW-NYS, and Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Rochester Institute of Technology. Debra currently serves on the CSWE Commission on Accreditation. She earned her MSW from Syracuse University and her BSW from Rochester Institute of Technology. As a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker Debra’s clinical and administrative practice is in the areas of gerontological and medical social work.