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Nov_Dec 13 Currents Welcome New NASW-NYC Staff
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 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.


Henry Leung
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.





Kathleen Algire-Fedarcyk
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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