2021 SSWAA board Members

The School Social Work Association of America is governed by a 10 member Board of Directors.  The Board establishes the organization's goals and priorities, empowers the work of the association, and oversees the association personnel.  


Each year, positions on the SSWAA Board of Directors are up for election.  Elections are held by anonymous ballot and are decided by the majority of SSWAA members casting ballots. 

Christy McCoy
St. Paul, MN
Past President
Michelle Alvarez
Manchester, NH
Kim Harrelson
Show More

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
Vermont, District of Columbia
and DOD schools. 

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,

West Virginia, and the

territories of Puerto Rico and

US Virgin Islands. 

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,  Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin 

Northeast Representative
Dee Stalnecker
Southern Representative
Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon
Midwest Representative
Stephanie Ochocki
Western Representative
Michelle Santiago
Show More
Standards & Practice Representative
Laurel Thompson
University Relations Representative
Leticia Villarreal Sosa
Student Representative
Sofia Dobel
Student Representative
Alexia Raess
Show More


P.O. Box 3068  

London, KY 40743



Our Mission

The School Social Work Association of America empowers school social workers and promotes the profession to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students nationally and globally.

  • Instagram
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon