Board Members and Meetings

Elected Officers and Representatives, 2023-2024


Angela Savage,DSW, MSW, LMSW 2025

Vice President

Shana S. Harper, MSSW

Graduate Student Representative
Josh W. Garrett, University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Student Representative
Steven Hill, University of Southern Mississippi

Regional Representatives

Southern Representative

Bente’ Hess Johnson, PhD, LCSW, MSW, MSS

Northern Representative
Jerry Watson, PhD, LCSW, MBA

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs, 2021-2023

Chair/Co-Chairs/Liaisons- Non-Voting(2023)

*mandated by national

*Chapter Ethics Committee, Chair

Jacqueline Loggins, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Fighting for Equality through Education and Dialogue (F.R.E.E.D.)

Reginald Virgil, Chair

PACE Committee

Dr. Angela Savage

International Committee

Vince Venturini, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Macro Social Work Committee, Chair

Dr. Valtreasa Tolliver-Cook, Co-Chair
Dr. Anna Lyn Whitt

Membership/Social Media, Chair

Kristen Davis-White, MSW, LMSW

Social Justice Committee

Ms. Veronica Knowles, Co-Chair
Dr. Michael Forster

School Social Work Committee

Dr. Andrea Germany

Student-Faculty Liaison Committee

Dr. Patricia Cruz, Co-Chair
Ms. Debra Butler, MSW, LCSW

Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI)

Representative I
Kristen Davis White, LMSW 2023

Representative II
Jacqueline Loggins, MSW, LCSW 2023

Representative III
Alissa Hebert-Wallace, MSW, LCSW-S 2023

Board of Director Election Applications Now Open

Learn more and apply here!

Tentative FY 2023-2024 Board Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Dates

  • August 26, 2023 10:00am
  • October 28, 2023 10:00am
  • January 20, 2024 10:00am
  • February 17, 2024 10:00am
  • June 1, 2024 10:00am

Location TBD

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