2018 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. To view the 2020-2021 open board positions, click here.

Michelle Alvarez
Manchester, NH
Past President
Jim Raines
Marina, CA
Christy McCoy
St. Paul, MN
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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 Rep
Dee Stalnecker
Southern Rep
Laurel Thompson
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Midwest Rep
Stephanie Ochocki
Western Rep
Sheri Olson
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Standards & Practice Rep
Mike Kelly
University Relations Rep
Leticia Villarreal Sosa
Student Rep
Katelyn Rhine
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Board positions - open for elections

This year, the positions that are open for elections are President-Elect, Secretary, University Representative, Western Regional Representative, and Southern Regional Representative.  The terms for each position are listed below along with a general election timeline. Additional requirements are listed on the attached Nominations Forms. Please click the button below and indicate your INTENT TO RUN for one of the SSWAA Board positions.


P.O. Box 3068  

London, KY 40743



Our Mission

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

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