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Our Mission

The Association of State and Territorial Public Health Social Work is dedicated to the optimal social functioning of individuals and families through education, communication, and advocacy with the following objectives:

  • To develop and maintain a broad-based membership comprised of persons interested in public health social work from throughout the United States and Territories
  • To support a forum for the exchange of ideas, information sharing, and discussion of mutual concerns among social workers in public health
  • To promote improved social work practices affecting clients
  • To advocate for public health policy that improves the lives of families and communities

Our Story

Our Approach

Our Vision

In affiliation of ASTHO and in collaboration with other public health and social work organizations, ASTPHSW will take a leadership role in promoting health policy and practices consistent with the principles and values of public health social work.

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Our Strategic Direction

  • Advocates for health policies consistent with public health social work principles and values.
  • Advocate for practices consistent with public health social work principles and values.
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships.
  • Market ASTPHSW’s leadership.
  • Strengthen ASTPHSW membership.
  • Strengthen ASTPHSW infrastructure.

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Executive Committee

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Georgiana Couden, MSW, MPA

President

Social Work Supervisor

Halifax County Public Health System

252-583-5021 x6278

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William Kennedy, LICSW

President Elect

State Social Work Director
Office of Clinical Management and Practice
Alabama Department of Public Health
334-206-5664
William.Kennedy@adph.state.al.us

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Danielle Seale, MSW, LCSW

Secretary

Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Director

Mississippi State Department of Health

601-576-7477
Kelly Spangler

Kelly Spangler, LCSW, MSW, MPA

Treasurer

Regional Social Work Consultant (Retired)

kelly2016swer@gmail.com

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Gigi Holder, LCSW, MPH, MCHES

Member At Large

Social Worker III

Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY)

Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi

University of Mississippi Medical Center

601-815-6457

gholder@umc.edu

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Carolyn Miller, LICSW, PIP

Member At Large

State Perinatal Division Director
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
334-206-2959

Carolyn.Miller@adph.state.al.us

 

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Dornette Thompson, LMSW

Immediate Past President

 

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