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Claire Green-Forde, DSW, LCSW

Executive Director


Dr. Claire J. Green-Forde is a Barbadian born, New York based, Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has served in progressive leadership and administrative capacities since 2007. Her work and interests focus on the intersectionality of behavioral health, criminal justice, social disparities, trauma, and human development. She is also interested in global mental health and the various ways that the migrant experience impact(s) individuals and communities.  



Olanike (Nikki) Oyeyemi, LMSW

Associate Director


Olanike Oyeyemi is a seasoned Social Worker and Administrator. She has worked in the field for many years and held various managerial positions within the child welfare field. In her last position, Olanike ran a successful therapeutic foster care program as the Program Director. After 14 years in child welfare, she decided to join the NASW- NYC team with the aim to be in a position to effect change on a macro level. She stepped up to the Interim Executive Director position from November 2017- July 2018. She is now back serving in her original role as Associate Director.






Linda Lee, MSW

Continuing Education Coordinator


Linda Lee joined NASW-NYC in August 2018 as the Continuing Education Coordinator. She is a 2018 Master of Social Work graduate from Fordham University. Her social work experience includes outreach, policy and advocacy, direct service, and programming with older adult, children, and homeless youth populations. Prior to social work, Linda received her bachelor's degree in business administration and has worked as a marketing coordinator. Linda is passionate on issues related to human rights and social justice.



Angelique Rodriguez

Coordinator of Community and Volunteer Initiatives


Angelique I. Rodriguez started with NASW-NYC in 2016 as the front-desk receptionist and Continuing Education Assistant, and has moved into the Coordinator of Community and Volunteer Initiatives position in late 2019. Angelique has a BA in Multi-Ethnic Literature and Multi-Ethnic Women and Gender Studies from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program. A writer and proud bibliophile, Angelique is a three-time alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation's writing workshops, and a two-time alum of Vanessa Martir's Writing Our Lives personal essay workshop.






Monika Dorsey

Office Manager and Accounting Manager


Monika has worked in different business sectors and has had different functions in the management of those areas. Starting the work field with a membership organization as an Assistant Manager/Secretary/Cook, she continued her work profile in the hotel industry as the Executive Assistant Housekeeper of a luxury hotel.  She changed industries and had a Full-Charge Bookkeeper/ Office Manager/ HR/ IT position in a telephone answering service business.  She became a Vice President and ran the company for several years.  She finally settled at NASW-NYC in 2003. Her work in the varied service industries has increased her knowledge of accounting, office functions, and management.



Kalliope (Kelly) Moskos

Executive Assistant


Kelly Moskos began her career in advertising, where she gained valuable editorial, creative and administrative experience. During a temporary work assignment at a global nonprofit, she became interested in working for an organization that cares about making a difference. Kelly joined NASW-NYC in 2010 and now assists the Executive Director, coordinates the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other Chapter meetings, as well as assists the Nominations Committees as an intermediary. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in writing.





Karin Carreau, MSW

NASW-NYC Government Relations Specialist


Karin Carreau, MSW, is the Principal of Carreau Consulting, a boutique government relations firm which has consistently established high political profiles for nonprofit organizations. Throughout her career, she has given voice to under-represented populations and those who serve them, delivering victories on landmark legislative issues. Karin was a primary negotiator of the state's "Raise the Age" legislation and architect of its family campaign (passed in 2017), as well as the state's mental health parity legislation, parity reporting bill and recent parity expansion (passed 2006, 2018, 2019), all of which assure access to mental health services. In addition, Karin led the campaign to ban conversion therapy (passed in January of 2019), has secured millions in funding for at risk youth, veterans programming, problem gambling, juvenile justice, and ESL training initiatives.






General inquiries?
NASW-NYC's General Office Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 212-668-0050
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Last Updated: March 2020

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