Board Members and Meetings

NASW, MS Chapter Executive Director

Gwen Bouie-Haynes, PhD, LMSW

Gwen Bouie-Haynes, PhD, LMSW

Gwen brings years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors at the local, state, and national levels leading a well-known local organization in its growth and development of victim and survivor services serving the central Mississippi counties. Through her work, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to issues of mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and veterans and under-served populations.

Read Dr. Bouie-Haynes entire bio

Elected Officers and Representatives, 2019-2020


Phylandria Hudson, LCSW

Vice President
Brenda Sumrall Smith, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, LMFT, BCD

Jenine Housewright, LMSW

Graduate Student Representative
University of Mississippi
Andrea Munn, BSW

Undergraduate Student Representative
Mississippi State University-Meridian
Samantha Beckham

Southern Representative
Angela Savage, DSW, LMSW

Northern Representative
Veronica Knowles, MSW, LCSW

Executive Leadership to the Board 2019-2020

Charles Araujo, LCSW, ACSW

Membership / Publicity

  • Veronica Knowles, MSW, LCSW
  • Kristen Davis, LMSW
  • Demorise Barnes, LSW
  • Deanna Woods, LSW

Ethics & Professional Review
Brenda Sumrall Smith, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, BCD

Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI)

Representative I
Franchester Bey, LMSW

Representative II
Jacqueline Loggins, MSW, LCSW

Representative III
Alissa Hebert-Wallace, LCSW

FY 2019-2020 Board Meeting Schedule

  • July 27, 2019
  • August 24, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • February 22, 2020 (virtual)
  • June 19, 2020 (virtual) 
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Our Mission

Our mission statement is “to support, promote, and advocate for professional social work practice, practitioners and the social work profession, and to improve the quality of life of the people of Mississippi.”