Yearly Awards of Merit: Social Worker of the Year & More!

NASW WV Chapter's most prestigious awards are presented during each year's Spring Conference. Congratulations to all Award Recipients!

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2021 Award Recipients - Presented at 2022 Spring Conference

Social Worker of the Year: Felicia Roark, MSW, LGSW

Samuel A. Hickman NASW WV Champion Award: Jennifer Wells, MSW

Karen J. Glazier Award for Social Work in Gerontology: Ravenna Redman, MSW

Exemplar Award for Excellence in Social Work Management: Lata Menon, MSW, LGSW

Catalyst Award for Direct Social Work Practice: Crystal Price, MSW, LICSW

Public Citizen Award: Kevin Knowles

Jon Blair Hunter Award for Social Policy Advancement: Delegate Danielle Walker


2020 Award Recipients - Presented at 2021 Spring Conference

Special Awards of Recognition:

Marissa Sanders, Executive Director, West Virginia Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents Network

Outgoing Members of the WV Board of Social Work: Rita Brown, MSW, Jo Dee Gottlieb, MSW, Lucy Eates, LSW. 

Marie Newcomb-Lewis, MSW, Immediate Past President of the NASW WV Chapter

Social Worker of the Year: Bethany College BSW Program Director Emeritus Katherine Shelek-Furbee of Bethany

Karen J. Glazier Award for Social Work in Gerontology: Social Work Case Manager Opal Fox of Sutton, WV (Central WV Aging Services)

Catalyst Award for Direct Social Work Practice: Welch Community Hospital Social Work Director Robin Pruitt of Welch

Public Citizen Award: Community Advocate Ron Wilkerson of Charleston's West Side

Jon Blair Hunt for Social Policy Advancement: Delegate Cody Thompson of Elkins & State Senator John Unger of Martinsburg