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New Officers Elected

Mae Gunnare of South Dakota is the new president of the American Association of State Social Work Boards (AASSWB). After a year as president elect, she took over the gavel from now Past President Kenneth Phillips of Kentucky in early November, at the association's Fall Delegate Assembly in St. Louis, Mo.

Gunnare had served as secretary of AASSWB for four years before being chosen president-elect in the fall of 1996. She has spent 17 years in the public sector as a social worker/supervisor for the state of South Dakota.

AASSWB is the national organization of the boards in states and other jurisdictions that license and discipline social workers. It developed and maintains the national examination which is used for licensure in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the virgin Islands. All 50 states are members.

Reelected as treasurer was Alfred Thomas of Nebraska. Jinny Gender of Missouri, a consumer member of the Missouri board, was elected as director at large.

Chosen for the 1998 AASSWB Nominating Committee were Carol Ramirez Albott of Kansas, Rodney Crownover of Arkansas, and Robin Jenkins of Washington, D.C.




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