Sharon Shaw-McEwen, Ed.D., M.S.S.W.
Middle Tennessee State University
Department of Social Work
P.O. Box 10
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(Office) Centers for Family Life
901 Meridian Street
(615) 227-1115 ; (615) 262-1221 (FAX)
ED.D. 1990 Vanderbilt University
Major Area: Administrative Leadership/Human Resource Development
M.S.S.W. 1972 University of TN-Nashville
Major Area: Clinical Social Work
B.S. 1970 Bradley University
Major Area: Sociology
Minors: Psychology and Speech
1971-1972 Metropolitan Board of Education
Department of Social Work
1970 Central State Psychiatric Hospital
1969 Department of Public Welfare
PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY
08/91 - Present Middle Tennessee State University
Social Work Program
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Directs Field Education Program and teaches basic undergraduate theory, practice and application courses, supervises field placements; advises students.
08/90 - 06/92 - Vanderbilt University
Human Development Counseling Program
Nashville, TN 37232
Taught a graduate course on counseling diverse populations.
08/89 - Present The Centers For Family Life
(Formerly The Nashville Center for Black Family Life)
901 Meridian Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Program planning, development/administration and evaluation; staff supervision; and conferences for African-Americans. Responsible for resource development; oversight of all programs, property and equipment acquisition.
07/86 - Present National Consultant - Provides technical assistance, consultation, workshops, and presentations in the following areas:
(1) Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention
(2) Prevention and Cultural Competence
(3) Prevention Programming for High Risk Youth
(4) Designing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for African-American Families
(5) The Role of Parents in Prevention
(6) Prevention Strategies for Parents of African-American Children and Youth
(7) Learning Styles: Impact on Service Delivery to Youth-of-Color
(8) Grant Writing
(9) Cultural Considerations in Managing Non-profit
(10) Leadership: What's Your Style?
(11) Working With Difficult People
(12) Personal Financial Management
07/81 - 07/89 Tennessee Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
706 Church Street, 4th Floor
Nashville, TN 37219
Director of Prevention Services
Responsible for the program and budget activities of the section and as such, established the goals and objectives for the statewide prevention program; had direct responsibility for providing guidance, leadership, technical and administrative direction and supervision to seven professional staff. Activities included developing, planning, initiating, coordinating, training personnel for implementing and evaluating a wide range of programs for youth, families and adults. Also wrote administered, trained and provided technical assistance for a variety of grant programs. Administered a three million-dollar budget.
11/76 - 06/81 University of TN - Nashville
School of Social Work
Executive Director of National Association of Social Workers Tennessee Chapter
Duties included a multiplicity of responsibilities that involved initiating administrative and programmatic ideas; planning and organizing activities that result in accomplishment of association goals; supervising and evaluating staff and volunteer activities.
Specifics of the above responsibilities included coordinating a state-wide conference; annual lobbying in the Tennessee State Legislature; preparation and supervision of budgets; serving as a liaison and attending staff meeting at the National Association Office in Washington, DC.; recommending general policies and rules for the daily administration of the association; publishing association newsletter; promoting the interest and active participation of the association's 1100 plus members; and initiating and maintaining relationships with other organizations.
Public relations activities, a major responsibility, included: increasing the effectiveness of association's publicity and P.R.; providing programming and interviews for television, radio and newspapers; providing internal public relations leading to membership recruitment and retention; planning for and consulting with social work student groups.
05/80 - 10/80 Middle TN Artificial Kidney Center at Nashville
1005 18th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
Medical Social Worker
Responsibilities included helping patients and families adjust to patient's long-term and often terminal illness; educating families and patients about kidney disease; funding, developing and making patient aware of financial resources; supervising social work student.
09/72 - 06/78 Parthenon Pavilion and Home Office
2401 Murphy Avenue
Nashville, TN 37208
Served as private clinician and as co-therapist with a psychiatrist. Provided therapy to adults, children, couples and families with mental problems ranging from situational disorders to full psychoses.
07/72 - 10/76 Dede Wallace Center - Northeast
503 Lischey Avenue
Nashville, TN 37207
Psychiatric Social Worker
Offered therapeutic program to a wide range of children, young adults and senior citizens who have a variety of behavior and psychiatric problems; offered groups programs to toddler to preschool age children with behavior and developmental problems; provide group experience for parents needing child-management training; provide support and consultation for community during community events and crisis. Some administrative responsibility which included being lead therapist, team leader and supervising B.A. and M.S.A. students.
06/71 - 09/71 Central State Psychiatric Hospital
1501 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37217
Graduate Social Work Student
Assume therapeutic responsibilities for vacationing social workers. Caseload was mainly composed of geriatric patients with mild to severe psychiatric problems; aid social workers with paperwork responsibilities.
06/69 - 09/69 Department of Public Welfare
1616 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Performed administrative errands for county director and aided social workers with services for AFDC clients.
09/68 - 06/69 Girl Scout Council
Coordinated weekend camping program for inner-city girl scout troops and provided consultation to adult troop leaders working with inner-city girls in a camp situation.
06/68 - 09/68 American Youth Foundation
and St. Louis, MO
06/70 - 09/70 Program Director
Planned and directed camp programs for pre-teen and teen boys and girls at camp in New Hampshire. Provided personal and career counseling for teen boys and girls.
06/67 - 09/67 Children's Aid Society of New York
New York, NY
Assistant Program Coordinator and Music Specialist
Responsible for the camp music program and helped plan and direct camp activities for children ages 5-14.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Developed matrix for the social work program to relate the goals, objectives, courses and evaluation measures for our CSWE certification response, MTSU, Spring, `96
Federal Social Security Administration: Commissioner appointed/White House approved, to the Representative Payment Advisory Committee, Washington, D.C. 1995-1996
Develop a state-approved Alternative School for 12-18 year-olds suspended or expelled from regular school - Nashville Center for Black Family Life Nashville, TN, fall, `95
Project Coordinator for “AIDS” Attitude Research effort among 12-17 yr. old African-American youth in Nashville, for MACRO Systems International, Atlanta, GA Fall, `95
Field Instructor: College of Social Work, Psychology Department, Middle TN State University, Murfreesboro, TN - 1994-Present
Member, Kelly Miller Smith Institute Advisory Board, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN - February 27, 1992-Present
Field Instructor, College of Social Work, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - 1991-Present
Advisory Board, Citizen's Bank, Nashville, TN - 1990-Present
Coordinator, Hospitality Committee, TN Legislative Black Caucus Annual Retreat - 1987-Present
Co-Founder and President of The Nashville Center for Black Family Life - 1985-Present
Chairperson, Social Service Committee, First Baptist Church of East Nashville, TN - 1975-Present
Field Instructor, College of Social Work, University of TN, Nashville, TN - 1974-Present
Planner/Presenter - MTSU Social Work Field Instructor's Workshop: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Social Work Practice, Nashville, TN - April 27, 1994
Committee Member - Conference on Domestic Violence, Nashville, TN - February 9, 1994
Family Preservation Taskforce, Tennessee Department of Human Services - 1994
Planner and Committee Member, Metro Non-graded Magnet School, Nashville, TN - March 26, 1993 and May 31, 1993
Trainer, In a new teacher-training video, produced by the Sociology Department of Southwest Texas University, Austin, TX - 1992/1993
Committee Member, Success-By-Six, United Way - 1991-1993
Presenter and Committee Member, Education Committee, TN Legislative Black Caucus (Also received a state award for outstanding service), Nashville, TN - November 19-21, 1992
Program Evaluator, Pregnant-Post-Partum Women's Program, San Francisco, CA - September 9-11, 1992
Coordinator, First Annual Fundraising Black Tie Event, The Nashville Center for Black Family Life (NCBFL) Nashville, TN - Raised $50,000.00 -February, 1992
Participant, Prevention Resource System Initiative, Phase One, The Think Tank, Houston, TX - October 7, 1991
Participant, Mayor's Youth Patrol Career Fair, Nashville, TN - July 29, 1991
Team Member, Multi-Cultural Training Curriculum, Kansas - April 5, 1991
Advisory Board, Project LEAD, Hendersonville (TN) Area LINKS, 1989-1991
Coordinator, Southeast Regional Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Training Workshop on People-of-Color and the Fourth Annual Conference for Black Families - April, 1989
Planning Taskforce, TN Black Leadership Roundtable - 1989
TN Secondary School Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Visiting Committee to Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School for the Health Sciences and Engineering - 1989
Member, Children and Adolescent Service Systems Minority Advisory Committee, TN Department of Mental Health - 1988
Member, UNCF Nashville, Telethon Committee - 1988-1994
Coordinator, Annual Conference for Black Families, NCBFL - 1986-1994
Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) TN State University - 1987
Advisory Board, Upjohn Health Care Facility - 1979
Member, Ad Hoc State Committee to Review a Children and Youth Department, TN - 1978 - 1979
Board of Trustees, Hank Snow Child Abuse and Neglect Foundation - 1977-1979
TN Association of Black Social Workers, President - 1974-1975
Federal Department of Health and Human Services:
1995-Present Federal Department of Health and
Human Services: White House appointment
to the Office of National Drug Control Policy's Drug
Control Research, Data, and Evaluation Committee, Washington, D.C.
January, 1990 - Present Technical assistance for Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) projects: (1) to high risk youth grantees; (2) post partum and pregnant women grantees applicants; (3) on developing evaluations for prevention projects; (4) program implementation for African-American high risk youth projects; (5) National Learning Community Conference , Washington, DC.
July 12, 1994 Contract Reviewer: NIDA Technology Transfer Programs, Washington, DC
March 14, 1994 Moderator: Federal/Children and Youth Commission Agency - Services to Poor and Pregnant Women, Washington, DC
May 7, 1993 Contract Reviewer: NIDA Contract
October, 1991 - May, 1992 The First Year Follow-up to the Conference on Preventing and Treating Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, HIV Infection and AIDS in Black Communities: Let's Share Our Action in conjunction with The Seventh Annual Conference for Black Families, Nashville, TN
October 19-22, 1992 Transported MTSU Students to participate in the National Planning Meeting for a National Prevention Conference on the Future and to an orientation for new federal grantees, Washington, DC
1991 - 1992 Consultant: Institute for African-American Mobilization Workgroup, Washington, DC
August, 1990 - April, 1991 Second National Conference on Preventing and Treating Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, HIV Infection and AIDS in Black Communities: From Advocacy to Action, Atlanta, GA
July 1990/1991 Office of Treatment Improvement (OTI) served on grant review committee for Critical Populations Grant Program Washington, DC.
June 1990 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) served on contract review group during meeting on "Technology Transfer Support Contract Washington, DC.
1990 - 1991 Technical Assistance consultant for Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) grantees (CDM Group) for (1) High Risk Youth; (2) Pregnant and Post-Partum Women; and (3) Community Partnership Grantees, Washington, DC.
August, 1989 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), served in contract review meeting on "Developing Drug Abuse Training for a Drug Free Workplace" Washington, DC.
July, 1989 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), served on contract review committee for state training for a drug free workplace, Washington, DC.
March, 1989 - Present Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), Grantees, served as member of site visit and/or training teams (MACRO Systems) for (1) High Risk Youth Demonstration projects; (2) Pregnant and Post-Partum Women's Initiative; and Community Partnership Grantees, Washington, DC.
1988-1991 Consultant to The Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, Washington, DC.: (1) Minority Initiative Planning Taskforce; (2) National Social Work Project, Washington, DC.
Nominee to the Federal Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Advisory Board, Washington, DC.
September, 1987 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-CASSP, Project Director's Conference, Washington, DC.
July, 1987 - 1990 Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), served on grant review committee for High Risk Youth Demonstration Grant Program, Washington, DC.
July 27-29, 1987 Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), served on Special Review Committee to review targeted, early intervention and comprehensive prevention grants, Washington, DC.
July 13-17, 1987 Office for Substance Abuse (OSAP), served on Special Review Committee to review targeted, early intervention and comprehensive prevention grants , Washington, DC.
April, 1987 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), served on Initial Review Group (IRG) for the Community Support Program Dual Diagnosis demonstration project, Washington, DC.
1986 - Present Consultant to the Child and Adolescent Service Systems: National Minority Advisory Committee, Georgetown University , Washington, DC.
July, 1986 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Served on Contract Review Panel for "AIDS Education: Market Research and Materials Development"
January, 1986 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-CASSP Conference, Atlanta, GA
March 4, 1994 Black Business/Professional Club - African American Community Development, Asheville, NC
October 7-8, 1993 Consultant - PITCH Meeting - Developing a national alcohol and drug community, Baltimore, MD
September 23-24, 1993 Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - Think Tank - Developing an alcohol and drug abuse prevention strategy, Reston, VA
September 8-10, 1993 Consultant, PITCH Meeting - Developing alcohol and drug abuse prevention resources, Washington, DC
March 1-2, 1992 Consultant/Technical Assistant, Pregnant, Post-Partum Women's Program, Richmond, CA
February 24, 1992 Consultant, Prevention Enhancement Protocol Statements (PEPS), Washington, DC.
June, 1991 - Present Technical Assistance on planning for, and/or developing, community collaboration/cooperation efforts. The Medina County Partnership, Medina, OH [June, September, 1991]; Lowell Community/University Partnership Lowell, MA; LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN [Oct., 1993]
January, 1990 - Present Staff Trainings and Retreats on team-building, personal development and leadership; Metro-Dade County Department of Youth and Family Development, Miami, FL [January, 1990]; Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA [June, 1991]; San Mateo County Health Department, San Mateo, CA [August, 1991]
October, 1989 - Present Technical Assistance on educational programming and learning styles for African-American youth: Nassau County Board of Cooperation Education Services, Syosset, NY.[Nov., 1992]; Mid-West Regional Education and Training Center, Milwaukee, WI [January & May, 1990]; Hines Jr. High School, Chicago, IL [October, 1989]; Dallas Independent School District elementary and secondary counselors), Dallas, TX [November, 1990]; Annual Teacher In-Service, Des Moines, IA [March, 1991]; Texas Education Agency's Drug Use Prevention Conference, Austin, TX [March, 1991]
October, 1989 Technical assistance on Georgia State strategic plan for Governor's Commission on Drug Awareness and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (October 15-16, 1989)
August, 1989 - Present Technical Assistance on prevention program implementation for African-American youth and/or families and staff training on developing cultural competency; program assessment, Rainbow Days, Inc., Dallas, TX; Colorado Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Unit, Denver, CO; Tri-County Family and Children's Services, Covington, TN: Knoxville Housing Authority, Knoxville, TN; Midwest Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Chicago, IL; Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Atlanta, GA; Metro-Dade County Department of Youth and Family Development, Miami, FL; New York Department of Health, New York, NY: Nassau County - BOCES Syosset, NY
August, 1989 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), served in contract review group during meeting on "Developing Drug Abuse Training for a Drug-Free Workplace", Washington, DC
July, 1989 NIDA, served on contract review committee for state training for a drug free workplace, Washington, DC.
March, 1989 Technical assistance on developing community prevention programs and grantwriting, St. Thomas and St. Croix, Virgin Islands
July, 1987 - 1990 Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, served on grant review committee for High Risk Youth Demonstration Grant Program, Washington, DC
HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS
MTSU: Finalist for the Faculty Public Service Award, 1995 and 1996
Grant: $40,000.00 from Metropolitan Board of Education, Nashville, TN, 1995
Grant: $40,000.00 from TN Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville, TN, 1995
Grant: $50,000, from Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Rockville, MD,
Grant: $10,000 from DOE, Nashville, TN - Spring, 1994
Grant: $9,000.00, from Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts: Advancement and
Expansion Grant, Nashville, TN - April 20, 1994
Outstanding Service - TN Legislative Black Caucus Retreat, Nashville, TN
November 19-21, 1992
Grant: $1.7 million, from CSAP, Rockville, MD, November, 1991.
Nomination - Two Thousand Notable American Women (Fourth Edition) - September 13, 1991
"New Soror-of-the-Year", Alpha Delta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Nashville, TN - March 1988
"New Soror-of-the-Year", Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Southeastern Region, Birmingham, AL - March, 1988
Nominee, National Civic Kool Achiever Award, Louisville, KY - 1988
Woman-of-the-Year, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc., Nashville Club, Nashville, TN - 1988
Recipient of renewable full scholarship for doctoral work at Vanderbilt University - 1987-1988
Annual Junior Achievement Scholarship Award - 1986
Recipient of full scholarship and stipend from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for 2 years graduate programs - 1970-1972
Pi Gamma Mu (National Social Science Honor Society) - 1970
First Runner-Up Place Winner in the Interstate Oratorical Contest in Women's Orations Division Michigan State University - 1968
Elks Oratorical Contest Winner - Nashville, TN - 1968
Recipient of full scholarship at Bradley University - 1966-1970
Who's Who of American Women (under consideration - 1978)
Outstanding Young Women of America - 1977
National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals - 1996
Prepared tentative research report for publication summarizing 4-yr.project looking at effectiveness of culturally relevant programming in drug prevention,
MTSU, Spring, `96 (publication pending)
Shaw, Sharon Webb. A Developmental Substance Abuse Prevention Education Program Model for African American Youth.
Shaw, Sharon Webb. "Prevention Programming for Inner City Youth." OSAP High Risk Youth Update, September Issue - 1989.
Shaw, Sharon Webb. "Prevention for Minority and Poor Youth Who are High Risk." Midwest News, Vol. 1, No. 4 - 1988, pp. 17-18. Chicago: Brass Foundation.
Webb, Sharon. "Keepers of Springs." Baptist Training Union Leader, Vol. 11 - April, 1969, pp. 16-21.
Webb, Sharon. "Love is the Answer." Winning Orations of the Interstate Oratorical Association 1968, pp. 4-6.
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Workshop Presenter - "Including the Excluded Student" Metro School's Social Work, Nashville August, 1995
Workshop Presenter - Cultural Competency Workshop, National Prevention Network Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. June, 1990; Albinas Ministeria Alliance, Portland, OR [September, 1990] Eighteenth Annual Mid-South Summer School on Alcohol and Other Drug Problem, Fayetteville, AK [June, 1991]; West Dallas Community Center, Dallas, TX.[August, 1994 & 1996]
Trainer, 21st Annual Mid-South Summer School on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Problems, Little Rock, AR - June 19-24/94
Presenter, Statewide Workshop - "Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care". Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Conference, FL Department of Health, Orlando, FL - May 18, 1994
Keynote Speaker - "Network of Hope: Church, Family, School, Community", Nashville - Clarksville District, CME Churches, Nashville, TN [May 15, 1994]
Workshop Presenter - Addressing Multiple Risks: Does it dilute the effectiveness of ATOP Programs, CSAP Learning Community Conference, Dallas, TX.[April, 1994]
Workshop Presenter - Educational Cultural Competency, Department of Education Fourth Annual Conference on Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Falls Church, CA [June, 1990]; Lockhart Independent School District, Lockhart, TX [Feb. 7, 1992]; Tyler School System, Tyler, TX [Oct. 27-28, 1993]
Presenter, Cultural Sensitivity Workshop, Edwin Shaw Hospital, Akron, OH - September 17, 1993
Presenter, Parent Workshop, Marshall TX - March 11, 1993
Trainer, Cultural Awareness Training for Teachers/Service Providers, Dallas, TX - February 23-24, 1993
Keynote, Community Multi-Cultural Relationships and Cultural Awareness Training for Teachers/Service Providers, Longview, TX - July 25, 1992
Speaker, Iowa State University, Science Bound Project, Des Moines, Iowa - April 14, 1992
Presenter, Governor's Conference on School Age Child Care - Nashville, TN - March 28, 1992
Speaker/Presenter, Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County - Project Support-Program for High Risk Youth, Syosset, NY - March 11, 1992
Speaker, Community Service Awards Banquet, Winston Salem, NC - November 5, 1991
Keynote Speaker - Cultural Issues in Chemical Dependency Conference, TX Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse/University of TX, Austin, TX [May, 1991]
Keynote Speaker - Rebuilding Families, New York City Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, (NASW), 23rd Annual Alcoholism Institute, New York City, NY [May, 1991]
Keynote Speaker - Family Album Conference, Service Delivery with Black Families, Austin, TX [March, 1991]
Keynote Speaker - Developing Cultural Competence, TX Education Agency's Drug Use Prevention Conference, Austin, TX [March, 1991]
Guest Speaker - Prevention Issues in Higher Education, Drake University, Des Moines, IA [March 4, 1991]
Workshop Presenter - High Risk Youth and Cultural Competency, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Conference, Boston, MA [November, 14, 1990]
Workshop Presenter - Educational Cultural Competency, Department of Education Fourth Annual Conference on Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Falls Church, CA [June, 1990]
Workshop Presenter - Strategies for Developing Community Based Prevention Programs for African-American Children, Twenty-Two Annual Alcoholism Institute, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, New York, NY - May, 1990
Presenter, "Learning Styles of Minority Children - A Consideration in Planning Prevention Programs for High Risk Youth", U.S. Department of Education - Second Annual Conference on Drug-Free Schools, Washington, DC - May, 1988; Memphis, TN [Memphis City Schools, Teacher Inservice] January, 1989; Houston, TX [Sam Houston State University] August, 1989
Moderator (Prevention Research Panel), and Presenter (Minority Roundtable), "Issues in Minority Prevention Programming:, The White House Conference for a Drug Free America, Washington, DC - February, 1988
Trainer, Workshop on Social, Psychological, and Cultural Aspects of Substance Abuse, High-Risk Youth Drug Prevention Training Project, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS -April, 1988
Presenter, "Minority Issues in Treating the Dully Diagnosis", Eighth Annual Conference of the Information Exchange (TIE), Baltimore, MD - April, 1988
Facilitator and Workshop Leader, "Prevention for High Risk Youth", Regional White House Conference for a Drug Free American, Jacksonville, FL - December, 1987
Speaker, "Substance Abuse Prevention for the Youth", (Workshop for 1st and 6th graders), Project LEAD, Nashville, TN - July 10, 1987
Workshop Presenter - "Working With Minority Families", Nashville Young Children's Association Conference, Nashville, TN - 1987
Workshop Presenter - "Prevention With Minority Families", Alcohol and Drug Problems Association Conference, St. Louis, MO - 1987
Guest Lecturer - "The African-American Family From a Cultural Prospective", TN State University History Department - 1986
Twelve-week Training Session - Metropolitan Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation, "Substance Abuse Programming for Minority Children" - 1986
Workshop Trainer - "Prevention in the Black Community", TN Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Conference - 1986
Workshop Presenter - "Careers After Retirement", Southeast Conference, National Association of Negro and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., Nashville, TN - 1986
Keynote Speaker, "Toward The Prevention of Chemical Dependency Problems", TN State University, Drug Awareness Week - 1985
Workshop Training Session - "Policy Constraints and Limitations", and Supervisor-Supervisee-Peer Relationships, Lebanon, TN - 1979
Dinner Speaker - "The State of the Chapter", Jackson Social Service Club/Jackson Area National Association of Social Worker Banquet, Jackson, TN - 1979
Guest Lecturer - "Your Future in Social Work", TN State University, Social Welfare Program, Nashville, TN - 1979
Guest Lecturer - "Social Work Career", Lambuth College, Jackson, TN - 1978
Banquet Speaker - "The Future for the TN Chapter of NASW", Knoxville Area NASW Banquet, Social Work Month, Knoxville, TN - 1977
Speaker - "The Self-Concept of Black Children", University of TN, Nashville, TN - 1972
Four-Session Workshop - "Personal Financial Management", First Baptist Church East Nashville, Nashville, TN
Student Symposium Speaker, University of TN-Memphis, Graduate Social Work Program, Memphis, TN
Guest Lecturer - Middle TN State University, Social Work Program, Murfreesboro, TN
CIVIL ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL AFFILIATIONS
United Negro College Fund Telethon Volunteer, 1987-1992
TN Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Retreat, Hospitality, Chair, Knoxville, TN, 1991
TN Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Retreat, Hospitality, Chair, Chattanooga, TN, 1990
Issues of Cultural Competency, National Prevention Research Conference, Moderator, Indianapolis, IN, March, 1989
Prevention Research Panel, The White House Conference for a Drug Free America, Moderator, Washington, DC, February, 1988
TN Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Retreat, Hospitality, Chair, Gatlinburg, TN, 1987
Davidson County Grand Jury, Foreperson, 1987
Davidson County Petit Jury, Member, 1985
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
TRAVEL: All of the United States
Africa: Egypt; Zimbabwe; Kenya;Ethiopia
Europe: Germany; Italy; Luxemburg; France; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Switzerland; England
Asia: Israel; Jeruselem
REFERENCES: Available upon request