Meet Your NASW Board Members

President

Billie Chapman, LCSW Billie Chapman, LCSW will be taking over as Board President on July 1, 2021. Billie is a 2008 graduate of the University of Wyoming MSW program. She obtained her LCSW in 2010 while working for the Sheridan VA where she worked for ten years before accepting the position of Field Director for the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work. Billie lives in Laramie with her husband, two ferrets, and a border collie who loves ferrets. Billie loves reading, traveling, and spending time in the mountains.

 




North East Region Representative (Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook, and Weston Counties)

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Edward Bujans, LCSW  I am a first-generation Cuban-American, born and raised in New York City. I was raised by my grandmother, a hardworking seamstress, who spoke little to no English. She instilled in me the values of persistence and compassion. I attended Brooklyn College for my bachelor's degree and received my master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. I believe in the fundamental ability of individuals to adapt, grow, and to make a positive impact in the world.



South East Region Representative (Platte, Goshen, and Laramie Counties)

Monica Baker, PCSW I am a PCSW working in community mental health in Cheyenne. I am passionate about lowering Wyoming’s suicide rates and enjoy working with the SMI and substance abuse population. I also have experience working with, and advocating for, developmentally disabled adults and at-risk youth. I would like to represent South East WY to better understand the issues and challenges that we face as social workers so that we can improve both professional development opportunities and social work services within Wyoming.

West Central Region (Teton, Sublette, and Fremont Counties)

Dayle Read-Hudson, LCSW I serve on the Wyoming NASW Board as the West Central Regional Representative. I previously served on the Board many years ago and it has been great to meet so many new social workers in Wyoming over the 22 years that I’ve lived here. I am proud to say I have served our communities in this unique field of ours for 30+ years. Settings have included non-profits to large corporations, State agencies, school districts, community colleges, residential and community mental health. I live in Pinedale and run an independent practice licensed in both States of Wyoming and Nebraska. It’s been a rough year for everyone, so I look forward to connecting with my fellow social workers in the area and representing the needs of our region.

North West Region Representative (Park, Big Horn, Washakie, and Hot Springs Counties)

Julie Hoffman, LCSW I have been a social worker since 2012 and I have been a member of the NASW since before I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work degree. The organization has been instrumental in my professional development here in Wyoming.

I have taken advantage of the professional connections that I have made through the ethics training and the annual convention. I grew up in Cody then moved to Minnesota where my husband and I raised our family. We have two children and three grandchildren. I went back to school to get my social work degree then we moved back to Wyoming in 2012. I went back to school in 2015 to get my Master’s degree through Walla Walla University. We live in Worland, Wyoming. I work in Basin at the Wyoming Retirement Center as the social worker, and I have been here since Oct. 2013. I started a new position on June 1, 2021 as the Administrator for the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. I was a part of the team for developing the Wyoming State Plan on Aging this year. I have always worked with the aging population . As a licensed clinical social worker I am so concerned about our state and approach it has taken to manage mental health in our state.

At Large Representative:

Tisa Sucher, LCSW I earned my social work degrees from the University of Wyoming and have been practicing social work since 1993, licensed since 2004. I have worked in several different practice settings including end of life care, medical social work, inpatient psychiatric care and private practice. I have provided mentorship in both academe and clinical supervision . I am currently working at the Casper VA Clinic as the Primary Care Mental Health provider. I have been a member of NASW since 2005 and am committed to supporting good social work practice across the state of Wyoming.

MSW Representative

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Shelly Ann, BSW  I am currently earning a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Dakota.  I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work with minors in psychology in addition to women and gender studies from the University of Wyoming in 2021.  I have over 20 year’s experience in bookkeeping and was a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.  I have volunteered with various agencies in my local community of Casper and abroad.  My passion in social work is challenging oppressive practices and fighting for social justice issues.  







BSW Representative

Tania Malone I am a University of Wyoming Casper outreach student and am currently enrolled in the Social Work Bachelor's program. I am becoming a social worker to enact change in our broken systems. I will be going into politics because I believe that is where I can make the biggest difference. There are people that are suffering and need an advocate to stand up for them, I will be that person.