Welcome New NASW-NYC Staff and Intern
Emily Foote, MSW
Program & Communications Associate
Emily joined the NASW-NYC staff in June, shortly after receiving
her MSW from Columbia, where she was a Management Fellow
and specialized in public and nonprofit administration. Emily
received a BA in History from Trinity College in 2005. Prior to
graduate school, she worked in her native Vermont and NYC as
a book editor for an independent publisher, where the social
justice and activist-focused manuscripts she worked on persuaded
her to change careers. After spending a year on a gubernatorial
campaign in Vermont, she returned to New York and began her
social work degree. At Columbia, Emily completed field assignments with two NYC agencies—
the Department of Education and the Department of Consumer Affairs, where, at the latter, she
worked on antipoverty initiatives at the Office of Financial Empowerment.
Emily joins Bob Schachter, Executive Director, and Alayne Rosales, Program & Administrative
Associate for Membership and Development, in rounding out the professional staff. She brings
a unique combination of skills in communications, policy, research, and program development
to the team and to her work on Currents, continuing education, and the various policy and social
justice initiatives of the Chapter.
Administrative Assistant & Graphics Coordinator
Henry Leung also joined us in June of this year, and we are delighted
to have him as a member of the team. Henry hails from Sunset Park,
Brooklyn where, as an adolescent, he volunteered for a community-
based program affiliated with SCO Family of Services. Henry went on
to attend New York City College of Technology in downtown Brooklyn,
where he received a degree in graphic arts and production management.
His ease with computer programs and his eye for design are invaluable
assets at the Broadway Chapter office. Henry works primarily with Emily
on e-communications, the Website, and Currents, and is collaborating with Alayne Rosales on spiffing up
some of our marketing materials for students and young professionals. We tease Henry that we are the
beneciaries of his early exposure and involvement with social workers.
MSW Student, Policy Intern
Kathleen Algire-Fedarcyk is currently serving as the Chapter’s MSW Policy
Intern. Kathleen is an advanced standing student at Columbia University’s
School of Social Work. She is pursuing the Policy concentration with a
specialization in Contemporary Social Issues. She graduated in May 2013
with a bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore
County. She served as the Maryland Chapter’s BSW student representative for
the 2012-2013 year. Kathleen is working with Alayne on our membership
associates program and planning for the Chapter’s annual meeting and with
Emily on policy research for the poverty and salary projects. We are delighted
to have her on board for the academic year.
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