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Be an advocate for your community and yourself. Get involved today!

The Chapter Nominations & Leadership Identification Committee (CNLIC) needs members to run for 2020-2022 Chapter Leadership roles.


The Alaska Chapter's Nomination and Leadership Identification Committee (CNLIC) is currently looking for members interested in running for the Chapter Board of Directors. Several positions are still open for members throughout the state and we encourage all who are interested to submit your name for consideration. We must know if you are interested by May 1, 2020 (preferably ASAP), and nomination forms must be completed by May 1, 2020. To be a part of the Chapter Leadership or the Board of Directors for your professional organization is a great way to get involved, an excellent resume builder and allows you to provide your area of practice with a voice. We would hope you will consider running and continue to support your professional organization.   

Board Duties:

 Provide directions for the future of social work and social services in Alaska at quarterly meetings.

 Link with statewide members at the Bi-Annual NASW-AK Conference and meetings

 Be an ambassador for the social work profession

The following positions are open: 

2020-2022 Chapter Leadership Board of Directors Vacancies

Executive Committee:  Statewide

PRESIDENT-ELECT (2020-2021) (President: 2021-2023)



Board of Directors:  Statewide



Board of Directors:  Regional

Western Region Representative(2020-2022)

Northern Region Representative(2020-2022)

Southcentral Region, Unit II Representative(2020-2022)

Chapter Nominations & Leadership Identification Committee:  Statewide(2020-2022)



If you are interested please reply to this e-mail or visit our website at www.nawswak.org for further information on the leadership vacancies and to obtain a nomination form.  The CNLIC looks forward to receiving the nominations from our future social work leaders to advance the profession in Alaska.  

Are you interested in advocating for change? Are you interested in the legislative process? If so then we would love for you to join our Social Action Committee. We are currently gearing up for 2020-2021 and need your input. Please contact Tonie Protzman, MS for more information. 

Board of Directors

Term Ends June 30, 2021

Nina Corbett, MSW,LCSW

President Elect
Term Ends June 30, 2021

 VACANT -- Election 2020

Term Ends June 30, 2020

Emily C Alvey, BSW

Vice President
Term Ends June 30, 2021

James Bolin, MSW, LCSW

Northern Regional Unit
Term Ends June 30, 2020

Jennifer Brower

Southcentral Regional Unit: Seat I
Term Ends June 30, 2021

Becky Pletzer

Southcentral Regional Unit: Seat II
Term Ends June 30, 2020

Christina Ireton, LCSW, MSW

Southeast Regional Unit
Term Ends June 30, 2021

Jessica Spurrier

Western Regional Unit
Term Ends June 30, 2020

Jacky Jaeok Kim

MSW Student Representative
Term Ends June 30, 2020

Crystal Bourland, MSW

BSW Student Representative
Term Ends June 30, 2020

Leanna Isaac

Executive Director
As of July 1, 2019

Tonie Protzman, MS


Please contact your regional representative for committee volunteer opportunities and more information.



Ethics James Bolin & Nina Corbett
Nominations and Leadership Identification Leigh Bolin, Rachel Gearhart, Tonie Protzman 
Government Relations Leigh Bolin, Rachel Gearhart, Emily Alvey
Conference Planning Nina Corbett, Tonie Protzman, Emily Alvey, Christina Ireton, Becky Pletzer

Board Meetings

Members are welcome and invited to participate in NASW Alaska chapter board of directors meetings!

Please contact your Representative to participate in the next teleconference.


March 21 @ 10:00 AM

Committee Meetings

Please contact your regional representative for committee volunteer opportunities and more information.

National Committees

Interested in serving in a national leadership position? Review the list of national committees to determine where your knowledge, skill sets and competencies may be best suited, then submit a nomination form.
Learn about national committees