NASW Board of Directors
Director, Region VIII

Kristi Wood, MSW, CAPSW

Kristi Wood

Kristi Wood, MSW, CAPSW , is a lecturer and faculty field liaison in the Department of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a foster parent trainer for the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development system. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

Wood has served at the NASW-WI Chapter as branch representative, secretary, president-elect, and president. She has also served as a member of the Legislative/Social Policy and Executive committees. At the national level, she has served as a member of the Child Welfare Specialty Practice Section committee. Wood has worked in the human services and social work field for approximately thirty years, primarily in residential treatment, group home, and foster care environments. Together with her partner, she has fostered over forty sons and assisted many of them in their transition to adulthood. Her foster daughter is a child welfare manager.