Kimberly White elected to social work board

Kimberly White, a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) and a mental health specialist in the MU Counseling Center, has been elected president-elect of the National Association of Social Workers West Virginia Chapter Board of Directors. Her term as president will run from June 2014 through June 2016.

“I am honored to have been elected by the NASW-WV membership.” White said.  “My involvement with NASW-WV has provided me so many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and now I am pleased to be able to serve the organization and its members in this leadership role.”

NASW-WV is a professional organization of social workers that provides guidance, advocacy, practice and policy information , along with professional development opportunities to its 540 members. The West Virginia chapter is renowned for delivering  the largest social work conference in the nation, with approximately 1,200 attending annually.

As board president, White will be responsible for governing the organization by presiding over the executive committee, establishing board policies and objectives, protecting the chapter’s financial viability, and promoting the chapter’s programmatic and membership goals.

White received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas in 2005.  She is married to Dr. Chris White, a faculty member in Marshall’s history department. They are the parents of seven-year-old twins, Vincent and Mason.