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March 7th 2013: Social Workers Wear Many Hats

Social Workers wear a variety of hats. Some teach, head agencies, write policies, work in hospitals, nursing homes, or for the government. Some social workers treat individuals, families, and groups to help the clients solve their problems and become self-sufficient. You may not be aware how many times a week a social worker has helped you. Throughout March, Social Work month you will learn about the variety of jobs they perform.

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Bill Wertman

Bill Wertman is the CEO for Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida. Bill has been with Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. since January 2006. Bill is also an adjunct instructor with the FSU College of Social Work and the Division of Social Work at Thomas University. Bill serves as a field placement supervisor for social work interns in their clinical rotations for the FSU College of Social Work and is currently supervising interns at Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. who are interested in Gerontological social work and two students who are currently in rotations with other agencies. Bill is currently the Community Outreach Chair for NASW-FL Big-Bend Unit. Areas of interest include Alzheimer’s
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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 (; 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 Assoc
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