The Social Work Program Advisory Board is comprised of social workers, practitioners, and leaders in our local communities that foster and support the continued development of social work education in the region. While members come from different communities, the committee is seen as one functional unit and focuses on the overall development of the program. The primary purpose of the board is to maintain active communication between the social work practice community and the program to ensure continued improvement. The Social Work Program Advisory Board addresses the following: student preparation to meet community and agency needs, expectations for students in field education, program assessment outcomes, input on educational policies, student recruitment and retention, job placement, research initiatives, and identifying agency needs that the social work program can address to contribute to community betterment.
Northwestern’s Social Work Program Advisory Board Members
Amy Whitson, Child Welfare Deputy Director – Region I, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Pamela Bookout, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director, Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma Inc.
Kevin Evans, Executive Director, Western Plains Youth and Family Services
Nancy Prigmore, MSW, JD, Manager, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Dee Dee Nolan, SWAT President, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Tricia Mitchell, Executive Director, 4RKids Foundation
Trudy Hoffman, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Behavioral Health
Raquel Razien, MSW, Family Specialist, United Methodist Circle of Care
In Memory of Orren Dale, PhD, MSSW