NASW Maine Chapter Staff

Executive Director

Jerry Marx

jmarx.naswme@socialworkers.org

Jerry Marx

Jerry Marx, Ph.D., has 25 years of teaching and training experience in the profession of social work.  He served as the Faculty Director of the University of New Hampshire Honors Program for four years and Chair of the Social Work Department for six years.  Marx’s research focuses on social policy and administration with an emphasis on community-based nonprofit organizations. His latest book, published in 2020, is titled Environmental Justice & Healthy Communities: Stories of Citizens Taking Action.  He has published journal articles on such topics as human service volunteerism, online charitable giving, and the charitable giving patterns of corporations, women, and minorities. Marx’s scholarship resulted in a college research award in 1999 and an invitation to the first White House Conference on Philanthropy in 1999.  Before earning his Ph.D., Marx served for eight years in executive leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.  He currently serves on the Executive Board of Maine Lakes, a statewide nonprofit organization working to protect the Maine lakes, ponds, and watersheds through science-based action, education, and advocacy.

Administrative Assistant

Barbara Steward, BBA

bsteward.naswme@socialworkers.org

Barbara Steward

Barbara Steward, BBA , Our Administrative Assistant lives in Augusta. She has a BBA from the University of Maine Augusta, has had a career in business administration, marketing, advertising and sales avenues, most recently as Director of Sales for several hotel markets in the Augusta area.

She lived and worked in Aruba for seven years beginning as an Off Property Contact for Divi Resorts, a Customer Service Rep. for Sinbad Charters and then as a Marketing Coordinator for DePalm Tours. After returning to Maine, Barbara established ArubaDestinations.com, where she served as a timeshare rental and sales broker for ten years.

Barbara has served on the Board of Directors of the Kennebec Valley Tourism Counsel and for a number of years, she participated in the Walk to Stop Hunger.