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Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


Jun 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues, It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Paula Jean (Simmons) Taylor of Fairmont, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer. (See also the obituary below) Paula served the NASW West Virginia Chapter, as well as the NASW national organization, in many leadership capacities culminating in her term as President of the WV Chapter Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014. More than this, Paula was the epitome of excellence in social work and child welfare practice and participatory citizenship. She lived her professional values and strived to instill them in her many supervisees, students and colleagues. In short, P...

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Oct 02, 2019

Ms. Wells is the Executive Director of the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition. Among other distinctions, she also serves as President of the Board for the WV Center on Budget and Policy. She earned her MSW from WVU after relocating to WV from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

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