cleveland-skylineThe Mandel School is thrilled to be a co-sponsor of and exhibitor at the 2015 Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare on Friday, March 27, at Cleveland State University. It’s a terrific opportunity to see many of our faculty and alumni presenting workshops and moderating discussions on a wide variety of vital social work topics.


Anna Maria Santiago, PhD: CCCOSW keynote speaker

David Crampton, PhD: “Partnering for Success: A Pay for Success Program” presenter at 10:15am workshop

David Hussey, MSSA 1979, PhD 1992: “Uniformity in Adult Reentry Plans” presenter at 2:15pm roundtable discussion


Rev. Lorenzo Norris, MSSA 1982: Closing plenary co-speaker

Morning Workshops at 10:15am

Karen McHenry, MSSA 1994, and Angela D’Orazio, MSSA 2011: “Housing Maze for Youth in Transition”

Georgia Anetzberger, MSSA 1980: “Elder Justice Roadmap: A National Call to Action for Responding to Elder Abuse”

Rachael Sommer, MSSA 2008: “Collaborative Synergy for Community Transformation”

Afternoon Roundtable Discussions at 2:15pm

Mamadou Seck, MSSA 1992, PhD 2007: Adult Corrections co-presenter – “Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Involved in the Criminal Justice System: A Seven Year Study of Research and Practice”

Cynthia Mason, MSSA 2005: Aging co-presenter – “Cuyahoga County Offers a Helping Hand to Persons with Disabilities”

Deborah Willis, MSSA 1982: Bullying/Cyber-bullying moderator – “Stand Up, Stand Strong: Effective techniques victims of bullying can use to stop the harassment”

Rosemary Creeden, MSSA 1994: Child Maltreatment moderator – “Policy Analysis of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (“Erin’s Law”)

Geraldine Burns, MSSA 1971: Community Organizing presenter

Gail Long, MSSA 1967, moderator, and Larry Bresler, MSSA 1973, presenter: Economic Insecurity – “Having a Voice in Ohio’s State Budget for the Funding of Human Needs”

Belle Likover, MSSA 1969: HIV/AIDS moderator – “HIV: The New Normal”

Bert Rahl, MSSA 1994: Housing presenter – “At the Intersection of Hoarding Disorder and the Cleveland Housing Court”

LaToya Logan, MSSA 2006: Juvenile Justice presenter – “Working with African-American Males: Treating Trauma, Aggression and Apathy”

Robert O. Staib, MSSA 1984: Living Wages moderator – “Local Minimum Wage Initiatives in Ohio”

Kitty Leung, MSSA 2006: Non-AOD Addictions moderator – “Community Response to Problem Gambling in Cuyahoga County”

LaShon Sawyer, MSSA 2000: Reentry moderator – “Uniformity in Adult Reentry Plans”

Janice Williams, MSSA 1976: School-based Services presenter – “It takes a team and a really good theory”

Maya Simek, MSSA 2007: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity presenter – “Creating Change: Inclusive Policies for LGBTQ Clients and Constituents”






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