New Jersey - Staff Information

Linda Blank
New Jersey Coordinator


Linda Blank received her MSW from Rutgers University in 2002 and her B.A. degree in English/Communications from Yeshiva University while also studying at New York's Center for the Media Arts. Her professional work experience is in the field of child abuse, autistic and developmentally disabled clients, behaviorally challenged children, GLBT population, and serving as the Social Service director for a long term care /subacute facility. Linda has been the New Jersey Coordinator since 2005 and is a current Executive Board Member for the New Jersey Association of HealthCare Social Workers and an active member of NASW-NJ.

To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Linda can be reached at 973.509.9300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Of Interest

Michigan Social Worker Spearheads Effort for Post-Conflict Syria 

Marijo Upshaw, former Social Work p.r.n. member, was recently interviewed by public radio (Public News Service) regarding her involvement with the International Community Action Network (ICAN). Together they launched a project to establish the profession of social work in Syria. Read more about this effort.


NASW-NJ Children's Special Interest Group becoming active again. NASW-NJ members welcome to participate

The proposed vision statement is "This group will be a resource, advocacy and planning group providing information to social workers who work toward the well-being of children and adolescent on a local, national and Global level." At this point, CEU events are being planned throughout NJ and the group is also looking for NASW-Newsletter contributions pertaining to child/ adolescent issues. 

Should you wish to participate, email Renee Koubiadis to be added to the list at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non members of NASW are welcome to participate in one meeting, however membership is required beyond the first meeting.   


Social Workers as Super-Heroes TEDx Talk by Dr. Anna Scheyett 

Dr. Anna Scheyett describes the ways that social workers serve their communities in this TEDx Talk. Dr. Scheyett serves as dean of the College of Social Work at USC. Her research examines community integration of vulnerable populations, especially those with serious mental illnesses, those with HIV, and those involved in the criminal justice system.