University of Southern California USC
School of Social Work
California Social Work Hall of Distinction

Contact Us

For more information contact:

Dr. Colleen Friend
Chair, Hall of Distinction
Director, Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute, California State University, Los Angeles
323.343.4696
cfriend@calstatela.edu

For assisting with financial support and making nominations into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction:

Katie Johnson
Manager, California Social Welfare Archives Programs
213.740.7747
cswa@usc.edu

We encourage you to visit our associated site:

The California Social Welfare Archives at
www.usc.edu/isd/archives/arc/libraries/cswa/

The California Social Work Hall of Distinction committee is comprised of social work leaders from universities and social work organizations throughout the state.

  • Colleen Friend (Chair), CSWA Board Member; California State University, Los Angeles
  • Monika White (Vice Chair), CSWA Board Member; USC School of Social Work
  • Ben Cuellar, Professor and Dean Emeritus, California State University, Fresno
  • Frances Caple, Associate Dean Emerita, USC School of Social Work
  • Catharine Ralph, University of California, Berkeley
  • Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Ambassador, International Federation of Social Workers
  • Manuel Fimbres, Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University
  • Kim Gaghagen, Social Services Director, Glenn County, retired
  • Esther Gillies, President, CSWA; USC School of Social Work
  • Anita Harbert, Professor Emeritus and former Director, San Diego State University
  • Jim Kelly, President, Menlo College; NASW Past President
  • Nancy Lim-Yee, Program Director, Chinatown Child Development Center, San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
  • Joseph Nunn, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Department of Social Welfare
  • Janlee Wong, Executive Director, NASW-CA