Dr. Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner. She is a licensed Clinical
Social Worker with experience in child welfare, behavioral health, adolescent and family
therapy, case management, and clinical practice. She obtained her MSW and DSW from Rutgers
University. She has a postmasters in clinical practice with adolescents from NYU; certified child
sexual abuse therapist; and trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Family
Therapy—Bowen, Multigenerational and Ackerman Relational Approach. Dr. Hubbard received
the honor of Outstanding Doctoral Instructor at Rutgers School of Social Work in 2016 and
recipient of CSWE Minority Doctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017 academic school year.
Dr. Hubbard is a part of faculty at Monmouth University School of Social Work and currently
provides family and individual therapy as a private practitioner, provides supervision, teaches
part-time at RUSSW, trainer and trains DCP&P Workers (children protection) as part of New
Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership.
It has been a privilege and honor to serve on the state level as chapter president of New Jersey
and before that, vice president, county unit chair, as well as chair and member on various
committees and taskforces supporting the chapter and association’s efforts to reach their strategic
goals. In my role as chapter president I have worked with the board of directors, staff,
committees and volunteers to modernize the chapter, advocate for sound social policies, design
and implement innovative programming that meet the professional needs of members and social
workers of New Jersey and create an open and welcome space for all social workers across all
practice areas to be recognized, involved and refreshed.
If elected as president-elect, I plan to utilize my leadership, practice, and academic experience
and skills in service of the membership, profession, and association on the national level. I
believe in our profession and what we do, I am committed to working smart and hard on our
behalf. I plan to work with the national board, staff, and chapter leadership across the nation to
strengthen our position as advocates and thought leaders. Addressing social, environmental, and
economic injustices negatively impacting social workers and the families and communities we
serve. Increasing the visibility of the contributions social workers make in our society. Ensuring
our association equips chapters and social workers with the knowledge and tools needed to meet
the needs and demands in today’s sociopolitical environment. Continue the efforts of
modernization across our association to ensure our viability and longevity. Thank you for your
consideration and I appreciate your vote.
Mildred “Mit” Joyner
Mildred "Mit" C. Joyner is a Professor Emerita of Social Work, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Mit received a BSW from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her MSW from Howard University School of Social Work, Washington, DC.
Her professional career began at Chester County Children and Youth services as a protective service worker; she was promoted to department head, and legal liaison of the child abuse unit. Mit later joined the faculty at WCU as an associate professor, where she was elected by the faculty as department chair of the undergraduate social work department. Mit retired from the university as a full professor, and presently works as a consultant. Mit is a member of BPD, CSWE, and NASW, she recently ended her term as NASW-national Vice-president. In West Chester she serves on the board of directors of Chester County Food Bank, and is a bank director at DNBFirst.
I promise to work diligently on behalf of NASW, the association members and the social work
profession if elected as President. I will carry out the specific tasks and obligations outlined in the
NASW bylaws in a timely, efficient ethical manner. I will work closely with the CEO, board, staff and
association members to strengthen the profession of social work for those we serve. If you vote for Mit
Joyner do know that you are voting for a person who has made a lifelong commitment to achieve social,
economic, environmental, and political justice for all.
I believe in equity, equality is not enough. I believe it is the responsibility of those who join the social
work profession to lead this charge in all that we do. Social works professional associations can not sit
idly by and enforce policies and procedures that systematically oppress or hampers individuals, groups
or some institutions ability to succeed.
Social work as a profession must be the change agent. The NASW Code of Ethics serves as our moral
compass and demands that we bend the arc of justice towards equity. All graduates of accredited social
work programs and their social work faculty should be members of NASW. As President I will work to
grow and sustain the membership base of the association. Membership is critical in order to impact the
decision makers of those who create legislation.
Social worker must be advocate at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. We can not just
focus our practice with the individual without also documenting and reporting how the rules impact
those we serve. Social workers have an obligation to bring equity to those we serve, we are the voice of
those whose voices are often not heard.
If elected as President of NASW I will work with the CEO, the board of directors, the staff, the entire
membership base, and with other professions, groups, and organizations who embrace the mission of
social work and vow to build the “beloved community”that every person in our nation and our global