2020 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. 

Michelle Alvarez
Manchester, NH
President Elect
Christy McCoy
St. Paul, MN
Kim Harrelson
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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
Elisa Meza
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Standards & Practice Representative
Mike Kelly
University Relations Representative
Leticia Villarreal Sosa
Student Representative
Ashley Leeds
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P.O. Box 3068  

London, KY 40743




Our Mission

Connecting, empowering, and equipping School Social Workers to provide evidence-informed services.

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