This morning, our Program Director Gail Hamm was recognized as the Social Worker of the Year for region 3 by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Each year the NASW observes Social Work Month (March) as a time to pay tribute to its colleagues and/or other citizens who are making an outstanding contribution to social work practice or programs. The Indiana Chapter of NASW is dedicated to promoting the highest ideals of the social work profession.
The Chapter’s regional recipients were selected from among the nominations submitted by members. The Regional award winners will be submitted for consideration for the State Social Worker selection committee.
We are so proud that Gail was selected as this year’s recipient. Qualifications for the award include: demonstrates leadership qualities; effectively integrates experience with education, personally and professionally, in an effort to help people; shows a willingness to take risks for improved social services, social issues and programs through advocacy for clients and/or the social work profession; is able to enlist public support for improved human services; has the capacity to contribute to the public’s knowledge of social work in a particular area of expertise; and represents the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics.
Last night, many of the staff attended the Top 40 Under 40 awards, presented by Business Weekly, to support our Development Director Amber Recker. She was nominated for the work she does for our organization and the community overall. We are proud to have her as a member of our team. Congrats, Amber.