Gary Bailey MSW, ACSW
Gary Bailey MSW, ACSW is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He received his MSW from Boston University School of Social Work. He is a professor at the Simmons College School of Social Work (http://socialwork.simmons.edu/); and at the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Studies. Bailey is an award-winning professor who has played top leadership roles in the social work field. He is president of the International federation of Social Workers representing over 745,000 thousand social workers from 90 countries. He is the first person of color to hold this position and the first North American in over 20 years. He served as president of the National Association of Social Workers-USA (NASW), and was named Social Worker of the Year by both the Massachusetts chapter of the NASW and the national organization in 1998. He served as chairman of the National Social Work Public Education Campaign, which promotes increased education and public awareness about the importance of the social work profession.