NASW Board of Directors
Director, Region X

Shawntelle Fisher, LCSW, CRAADC

Shawntelle L. Fisher

Shawntelle Fisher, LCSW, CRAADC, holds dual bachelor degrees from UMSL, and dual master degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Eden Theological Seminary, respectively. Fisher serves on the St. Louis County Diversion committee, Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund Board, and NASW Board (alternate).

Fisher is the Founder and CEO of The SoulFisher Ministries, a non-profit that empowers youth and formerly incarcerated people to be positive, productive, and socially responsible citizens. After becoming a mother at age 15, a convicted felon at age 17, and going to prison seven times, caring community members guided her to a path of hope and restoration.

Fisher is also a recipient of many honors, including the 2021 Connections to Success Change Maker award, 2021 FOCUS St. Louis’ What’s Right with the Region award, 2020 Ethics of Service award, and St. Louis Business Journal’s 2020 Most Influential Business Woman award.