- President:Christina Christman
- Vice President: LaWanda Shipman
- Secretary: RUN OFF between Julie Garrett and Natasha Collins
- Treasurer: Evelyn Evans
- Trustee: Brittany Everett
- Trustee: Tammy Beebe
- Grievance Co-Chair: Michelle McGrain
- Grievance Co-Chair: LaTonya Wilcox
- Grievance Co-Chair: LaSonia Simmons
- Westfall Rd Steward:
- St Paul St Steward:
- Child Support Steward:
- Detention Center:
The event MC was Steve Hausmann. Opening remarks were provided by Federation of Social Workers President Christina Christman, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Mayor of the City of Rochester Malik Evans.
The audience gave an enthusiastic standing ovation to each honoree as they were introduced. Their subsequent acceptance remarks were heartfelt and touching.
The Federation of Social Workers would again like to thank everyone who supported and/or attended the event. Congratulations again to all of our 2023 honorees! Our community deeply appreciates your invaluable contributions of service.
The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce this year’s honorees:
- Human Service Worker of the Year (Public Sector)
Julie Oldfield MCDHS and Recovery All Ways
- Human Service Worker of the Year (Private Sector)
Matthew Flanigan Flower City Habitat for Humanity
- Human Service Corporate Contributor of the Year
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 46
- Community Non-Profit Organization the Year
Veterans Outreach Center
- John L. Seebach Volunteer of the Year
Brenda Myers Roc The Peace
- Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
Amanda Collins MCDHS
- Human Service Courage Award
Sandra Beasley and Deverin Dillon RCSD/BENTE
- W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement Awards (two honorees)
Patricia Lorenzen Saint Peter’s Kitchen
Linda Donahue Cornell University ILR
Mary Evans is a recent graduate of Greece Arcadia High School who is now attending Allegheny College. Mary is the daughter of FSW member Jillian Evans.
Steven Simmons is a recent graduate of Rochester Early College International High School who is now attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. Steven is the son of FSW member LaSonia Simmons.
We wish both Mary and Steven great academic and career success in the future!
There will be a “Member of the Month” recognized every month, year around. If you would like to nominate a FSW Member who has done exceptional professional, volunteer, or other community service, please fill out this nomination form.
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Each month’s honoree will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice, courtesy of the Retirees Council of the FSW, Modica Law Firm and Edge Advertising Group.
Our honoree for September 2023 is Ed Wawrzaszek. Please click below to learn more about his valuable contribution of service to the community.
Member of the Month
Iyanna is the daughter of FSW member Natasha Voltaire. She graduated from Odyssey Academy in June and will be attending SUNY Brockport in the fall. Iyanna wants to become a dance teacher and a studio owner.
Anson Butler is the son of FSW member John Butler. He graduated from Brighton High School in June and will be attending SUNY Geneseo this fall. Anson is planning on pursuing a career in teaching or in government service.
We wish both Iyanna and Anson great academic and career success in the future!
Please join us in congratulating LaWanda Shipman, who has just been elected to be the new Vice President of the Federation of Social Workers.
Steward at St. Paul Street: Lauren DelVecchio
Thank you to all members who cast their ballots in this important election, and congratulations to Lauren!
Thank you both for your commitment of further service to our union!
We appreciate all that they do to help those in need in our community!
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