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Currents June 2013: Alayne Rosales, MSW, Joins Chapter Staff as Program and Administrative Associate
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Alayne Rosales, Joins Chapter Staff as Program and Administrative Associate


Alayne Rosales

Alayne Rosales, was appointed as the Program and Administrative Associate in early April 2013. In this position she will be involved in membership recruitment and retention and coordinating electronic communications.

Alayne is a 2010 MSW graduate of the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service, with a major in Leadership and Macro-Practice, and a concentration in Administration. She has a bachelor of arts in sociology from Douglass College at Rutgers University.

Alayne is now stepping into her 4th position at the Chapter. In 2009-2010, she was the administrative social work intern. Upon graduation, she stayed with NASW part-time for almost another year as the Administrator for Special Projects, where she convened focus groups of mid-level social workers in different fields of practice to identify prevalent issues for the field. Alayne’s return to NASW was as the 2012 Awards Dinner Coordinator. From there, she joined the staff as the Interim Program and Administrative Associate.

Prior to her time at NASW-NYC, Alayne worked as a Research Assistant at the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, studying parenting behavior in 2-parent families with school age children. Alayne also worked at FEGS Health and Human Services, working with low income seniors and also adults with MR and other co-occurring mental health disorders.

Alayne’s most memorable experience in her career thus far was visiting Haiti only two months after the 2010 devastating earthquake, with a few other students from a class at Fordham on International Social Development. The disaster response trip gave birth to The Haiti Initiative, Inc. (THI), a non-profit devoted to sustainability and reforestation in Haiti in conjunction with employment, education, etc. The organization’s mission was conceived during the 2010 trip and today is a rapidly growing non-profit.

When not working for NASW-NYC, Alayne dances and previously worked as a gymnastics coach.


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