The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 130, 000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

The Kentucky Chapter of NASW (NASW-KY), with 1,600 members, represents Kentucky’s professional social workers across 10 branches including Northern, Northeast, Eastern, South Central, Southeast, Western, Purchase, Lake Cumberland, Jefferson, and Bluegrass.

Our members have a variety of specializations and areas of expertise from health care, schools, community organizing, politics, behavioral health, and more. Students make up one third of our membership and NASW-KY is committed to offering special attention to the goals of students and transitioning professionals.

NASW-KY members can participate through its Board of Directors, committees, annual events, and networking opportunities. NASW-KY exists to serve its members and address their concerns. We hope you’ll join us today.

Board of Directors


NASW-KY Election Results

President – April Murphy, PhD., MSW

Vice President – Robyn Napier, LCSW

Treasurer – James Haggie, BSW, LSW

Secretary – Erin Warfel, LCSW

Bluegrass Branch Chair – Jarrod Chase, MSW, CSW

Jefferson Branch Chair – Matthew Hellmich, CSW

Eastern Branch Chair – Thomas Bartley, MSW, CSW

Lake Cumberland Branch Chair – Taylor Dick, MSW, CSW

Northeast Branch Chair – Open –

Northern Branch Chair – Open –

Purchase Branch Chair – Anna Thomas-Brien, CSW

South Central Branch Chair – Vivan Hurt, CSW, MFT

Southeast Branch Chair – Alesha Staley, BSW

Western Branch Chair – Jennifer Koranyi, MSW

BSW Representative – Jessica Bowman, UK

MSW Representative – Sydney Jones, WKU


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