Chairperson: Brandy Brown
mission is to provide education, training and consultation concerning issues
related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and other
relevant human sexuality issues to social workers and other human services
professionals. The LGBTQ+ Advocacy Committee currently meets on the second
Tuesday of the month from 8-9AM via conference call.
Nominations and Elections Committee
Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCLLI) is responsible
for conducting the chapter's nominations, selection, and election process in
accordance with the standards for NASW Chapter Nominations
The Ethics Committee
is now a combined effort with the NH & VT Chapters entitled "NNE
Ethics Forum". Join us for our monthly collaboration where you can ask
your ethical concerns and participate in hypothetical-scenario roundtables.
Ethics CEUs may be available!
committee explores ways to grow membership through continued connections with
colleges, developing relationships with agencies and organizations, and
expanding upon and updating the Chapter newsletter and website. Please
contact NASW Maine for more information.
Chairperson: Jennifer Scott
Action for Candidate Election) Committee helps elect candidates to public
office who support legislation and policies that are consistent with the goals
of the social work profession and the needs of those who are served by the
social work profession in Maine. The Committee also promotes NASW’s Advocacy
Agenda through political action and/or through support of candidates and
promotes political education and full participation in the electoral process
among members of the social work profession.
Chairperson: Julie Schirmer
The Policy Committee
reviews and sets priorities for legislation sessions, provides testimony, and
assists the Executive Director with advocacy efforts around public policy
issues that impact vulnerable populations, both within Maine and nationally.
Continuing Education Committee
Chairperson: Wendy St. Pierre
All social workers
licensed by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure are required to
obtain continuing education (CE) as a condition for renewal of their licenses.
Licensees must complete the required amount of continuing education hours prior
to the renewal of their license. Continuing education promotes and enhances
their professional competence. This committee aims to help NASW Maine social
workers achieve their professional development goals.