NASW Georgia Chapter Board of Directors
The NASW-GA Board of Directors is comprised of 12 Board members who are appointed from the Chapter membership. All Board members serve 3- year terms except for BSW and MSW student representatives, and a president-elect who hold (1) one-year terms. Board terms follow the Chapter fiscal year, which begins July 1 and ends June 30th each year. The Board of Directors holds 5 meetings during the year, including an annual Board Orientation. All Board meetings, except for executive sessions, are open to the membership. Board members are fundamentally responsible for carrying out the Association’s mission and what it strives to accomplish at the state/local levels, discuss association policy and programming, and set chapter policies concerning social work practice issues.
NASW-GA is comprised of 4 Regions (North, South, East, and West Regions).
Each Region is Represented on the Board of Directors by a Region Representative and a Region At Large Representative.
How do you contact your Region Representative? You can send an e-mail message to your Region Representative using the e-mail addresses below.
Trenese Johnson, LCSW, North Region Representative
Barbara Griffin, LMSW, South Region Representative
Cookie Noel, ACSW, LCSW, East Region Representative
Calvin Whitehead, LCSW, MAC, West Region Representative &
Chuck Coker, LCSW, MBA, West Region Member-at-Large
Jan N. Yates, ACSW, BCD, LCSW
Jeanie Witcraft-Shiau, LCSW
Trenese Johnson, LCSW
North Region Representative
Calvin Whitehead, LCSW, MAC
West Region Representative
Charles "Chuck" Coker, LCSW, MBA
West Region Member-at-Large
Jill Hungerford, LCSW
Barbara Griffin, LMSW
South Region Representative
Barbara Griffin is a graduate of Brooklyn College in NYC and the University of Georgia School of Social Work. She has worked with emotionally disturbed children through the Psychoeducational Center Program, substance abuse and mental health treatment with the State of Georgia, hospice, and as a dialysis Social Worker. She has been in Ware County since 1980 where she initiated the formation of a Big Brother/Big Sister program, served as Chair for the Ware County Democratic Committee, Vice-President with the Waycross NAACP, supported the local humane society, and participated in productions wit h the Waycross Area Community Theater. In 2015 She helped create a new non-profit theater company, Purlie Productions, which has as its motto “To elevate, educate and inspire.” She is a proud member of the National Association of Social Workers and participated in candidacy endorsement with the PACE Committee. Barbara is currently employed with DaVita as a dialysis Social Worker in the Southeast Georgia area.