Leadership

Grand Challenges Executive Committee

Marilyn Flynn, PhD (Co-Chair)

Dean and Professor (retired)
Suzanne Dworak-Peck, School of Social Work
University of Southern California
214 Montgomery Ross Fisher Building, MRF 214, M/C 0411
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411
213-740 – 8311
mflynn@usc.edu

Michael Sherraden, PhD (Co-Chair)

George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor
Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1196
St. Louis, MO 63130
314-935-6691
sherrad@wustl.edu

Edwina Uehara, PhD (Co-Chair)

Professor and Ballmer Endowed Dean in Social Work
School of Social Work
University of Washington
Box 354900
Seattle, WA 98195-4900
206- 685-2480
sswdean@uw.edu

James Herbert Williams, PhD

Director, Arizona Centennial Professor, Interim Director Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
School of Social Work
Arizona State University
411 North Central Ave, Suite 800
Mail Code 3920
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0689
(602) 496-0057
james.herbert1@asu.edu

Sarah Gehlert, PhD

President, AASWSW
Dean, University of South Carolina
College of Social Work
117 Silver Wing Dr.
West Columbia, SC 29169
SGEHLERT@mailbox.sc.edu

Richard Barth, PhD, MSW

Past President, AASWSW
Dean and Professor
University of Maryland
School of Social Work
Room 5E14A
525 W. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-7794
rbarth@ssw.umaryland.edu

Darla Spence Coffey, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer
Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-519-2066
dcoffey@cswe.org

Rowena Fong, EdD

Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families
School of Social Work
University of Texas at Austin
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, Texas 78712-0358
Room: 3.122G
512-471-1393
rfong@austin.utexas.edu

J. David Hawkins, PhD

Social Work Endowed Professor in Prevention
University of Washington Social Development Research Group
9725 3rd Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-543-7655
jdh@uw.edu

Charles Lewis, PhD

President
Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy
750 First Street, NE, Suite 8054
Washington, DC 20002
917-570-3116
celewisjr@crispinc.org

 

Ron Manderscheid, PhD

Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20001
202-942-4296
rmanderscheid@nacbhd.org

Angelo McClain, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street, NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 2002
202-336-8200
naswceo@naswdc.org

Patricia White, MSW

Executive Director, Fund for Social Policy Education and Practice
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue, Dean’s Suite
New York, New York 10035
917-514-0081
pw182@hunter.cuny.edu

Mary McKay, PhD

Niedorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
314-935-6693
mary.mckay@wustl.edu

Neil B. Guterman, MSW, PhD

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Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor
New York University, Silver School of Social Work
Ehrenkranz Center
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003
212-998-5959
nguterman@nyu.edu

Martell Teasley, PhD

Dean and Professor
University of Utah, College of Social Work
395 South 1500 East #111
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-581-6192
martell.teasley@utah.edu

Luis H. Zayas, PhD

Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy
University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 2.202B
Stop D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358
512-471-1937
dean-ssw@austin.utexas.edu

Trina R. Shanks, PhD

Associate Professor
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute of Social Research
University of Michigan, School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-763-3372
trwilli@umich.edu

Audrey Shillington, MPE, MSW, PhD

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Professor and Director, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Colorado State University, School of Social Work
Professor of Epidemiology
Colorado State University, School of Public Health
217 L.L. Gibbons Building
850 Oval Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1501
970-491-2378
audrey.shillington@colostate.edu

Lissa Johnson, MSW, LCSW

Director of Policy Initiatives
Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, CB 1196
St. Louis, MO  63130-4899
314-935-8062
ejohnson@wustl.edu

GCEC partial photo with logo

The Grand Challenges for Social Work Executive Committee gathers at the 2016 SSWR conference. Front row (l. to r.): Edwina Uehara, Diana DiNitto, Yolanda Padilla. Back row: Marilyn Flynn, James Lubben, Richard Barth, Ron Manderscheid, Karina Walters, J. David Hawkins, Sarah Christa Butts, Rowena Fong. Not pictured: John Brekke, James Herbert Williams, and Claudia Coulton