LGBTQ+ Advocacy Committee

Chairperson: Brandy Brown

The Committee’s 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

The Chapter 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 elections.  

Ethics Committee

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! 

Membership Committee

The Membership 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.

PACE Committee

Chairperson: Jennifer Scott

PACE (Political 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.

Policy Committee

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.