Health Specialty Practice Section

We are social workers in the healthcare profession that address the psychosocial components of health and mental health. Examples of areas of service: acute care, clinical work, depression, case management, pediatrics, chronic care, oncology, aging, substance abuse, advocacy, administration, rehabilitation and public health issues. 

Health Section Committee


  • Karla T. Washington, PhD, LC-SW  Columbia, MO, Chair
  • Tammy L. Abbott-Thiel, MSW, LMSW - Phoenix, AZ
  • Julia Winchester Buckey, PhD, ACSW - Lake Mary, FL
  • Julie Johns, ACSW, LMSW - Livonia, MI 
  • Ruth Anne Van Loon, PhD, MSW, LISW - Cincinnati, OH