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SC Leadership and Commissioners

The Special Commission today is a collaboration of multiple partners and stakeholders. It is comprised of 26 commissioners, who are leading macro social work scholars and practitioners. These commissioners lead the Special Commission’s five Action Clusters, which work under the oversight of the Leadership Committee to expand and promote the status of macro practice in the field of social work. The work of these Action Clusters are supplemented by multiple task forces and working groups, who are responsible for special projects and focuses. 


Dr. Darlyne Bailey, Co-Chair
Dean and Professor Emeritus
Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Dr. Terry Mizrahi, Co-Chair
Professor (Emeritus)
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College


Mimi Abramovitz, Hunter College
Deb Adams, University of Kentucky
Diane Bessel, Daemen College
Steve Burghardt, Hunter College
Michel Coconis, Mental Health America of Franklin County (Ohio)
Dick Cook, University of Maryland
Sondra Fogel, University of South Florida
Bruce Friedman, University of Texas at El Paso 
Alice Gates, University of Portland
Sunny Harris Rome, George Mason University
Kristie Holmes, CRISP
Mark Homan, ACOSA (former chair)
Altaf Husain, Howard University
Kristi Law, St. Ambrose University

Charles Lewis, CRISP
Amy Murphy-Nugen, West Carolina University
Murali Nair, University of Southern California
Mary Nienow, St. Catherine University 
Peg Pittman-Munke, Murray State University
Linda Plitt Donaldson, James Madison University
Jack Rothman, UCLA (Emeritus)
Becki Sander , Silberman/ACOSA
Margaret Sherraden, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Tracy Soska, University of Pittsburgh

ACOSA Liaisons:
Deb Adams, ACOSA Interim Co-Chair
Associate Professor
Kansas University School of Social Welfare

Rachel West, ACOSA Interim Co-Chair
Co-founder/Director of Administratio
#MacroSW, Inc.

Administrative Staff:

Isabel Sangeun Lee, Bryn Mawr University