THE SLA/GSWPF PROGRAM

The Gerontological Social Work Practice Fellows Program (GSWPF) – conducted by the Helen Rehr Center in 2009, 2011, and 2014 – served as a prototype for the 3 year national rollout of the Supervisory Leaders in Aging Program (SLA) in 2015. Under the sponsorship of the National Association of Social Workers and funded by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation, SLA training has been extended to the states of Maryland, Florida, and Illinois. In 2015 and 2016 – under the SLA banner and sponsored by the NASW New York City Chapter and the Helen Rehr Center – two additional training programs were held.

In all four states a common curriculum taught by local faculty has been utilized and outcome evaluations conducted. The curriculum provides training to supervisors in the field of aging services with the goal of advancing their skills as teachers and leaders and their gerontological knowledge.

Following their training the supervisors have join a growing network of SLA graduates who remain in contact locally and through an online SLA portal. Mutual support and the continuing enhancement of supervisory skills and gerontological knowledge are the goals of the SLA Network.

To learn more about the SLA program go to
www.socialworkers.org/sla/

Following are photos and names of the SLA/GSWPF graduates participating in the 5 New York City training programs held from 2009 through 2016.

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2009 GSWPF Class

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2011 GSWPF Class

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2014 GSWPF Class (10 of the 16 supervisors)

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2015 SLA/GSWPF Class

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2016 SLA/GSWPF Class (8 out of 17 supervisors)


GSWPF 2009 Class
Elizabeth Alvarado
Laura Aiello
Ann Donaldson
Blanca Goris
Rhonda Grand*
Brenda Green
Mary Hume
Esther Jacobson
*deceased
Rebecca Mushkin
Laura Rodriguez, MSW
Tynisha Rodriguez
Olga Shalom
Lorraine Thomas
Sandra Thomas
Debi Wong
Fen Yuan
Wendy Zinman

GSWPF 2011 Class
Amina Basit
Donna D’Dorsi
Evelyn Freytes
Alicia Fry
James Garafalo
Debbie Hoffer
Carollina Hoyos
Jennifer Joseph
Elise F. Karras
Barbara Kelly
Diana Ladino
Michelle Liu
Amy Loewenberg
Luis Minier
Trishna Monplaisir
Elza Moskowitz
Shyvonne Noboa
Aimee Philpott
Patricia Robayo
Michelle Rodgriguez
Steven Schwartz
Lucy Seligson
Elissa Smith
Debra Solkoff
Mona Spencer
Leo Vaz

GSWPF 2014 Class
Cheryl Kamen
Hanan Simhon
Elizabeth Tacina
Albana Telic
Iolanda deSouza
Holly Borosky
Robin Roberts
Sandra Novahicka
Tara Corn Harris
Megan Isenberg
Alexis Cibrano
Anne Foerg
Renee Gross
Marlena Palomba
Sasha Stim-Fogel
Rina Bellamy


SLA/GSWPF 2015 Class
Sharon Asherman
Marisa Block
Ellen Celnik
Winnie Chan
Christine Davis
Michelle Galligan
Stacey Greenberg
Lauren Hecht
Elizabeth Lee
Shura McLetchie
Horace Miller
Lorna Moses
Carol O'Dette
Jan Orzeck
Debra Presti-Eschen
Stephanie Sacks
Geraldine Sanders-Joyner
Deborah Scheinberg
E. Shanks
Laura Vergano
Mindy Weinblatt

SLA/GSWPF 2016 Class
Lea Borenheim
Shauna Campbell
Alexey Dimitriyev
Tamara Dopwell
Rochelle Friedlich
Maria Gambino
Linda Giuliano
Keri Goldwyn
Melissa Goodman
Deborah Gross
Christine Kucinski
Rosamaria Livigni
Joanna Stolove
Lisa Stovall
Michael Vega
Carol Wagner
Vanessa Watson
Brenda Westphalen