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The registration fee for "100 Social Workers on the Vineyard" is $99. The registration includes:


  • Interactive intellectual talks

  • NASW Provider ID #: 88679998 up to 27 Continuing Education Credit Hours  

  • Facilitated networking with purpose and pleasure

  • Social Work Voices informational materials

  • Social gatherings  



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Social Work Retreat Schedule

100 Social Workers on the Vineyard Conference

NASW Provider ID #: 88679998 up to 27 Continuing Education Credit Hours



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

All Attendees will join together for the opening information and two conversations.


4:00-5:00 PM

 Welcome and Opening- Social Work Voice

Writing Group Overview - Cathryne Schmitz, Ph.D. and Halaevalu Vakalahi, P

Advocacy Group Overview- Kristie Holmes, PhD


5:00-6:30 PM

Karen Bullock, Ph.D. and Rev. Cathlin Baker Facilitators and Representatives from the Martha Vineyard Community Agencies: Looking at those who are most vulnerable on an Island of “Rich”ness.


6:30-8:00 PM

Marilyn Flynn, Ph.D.-  Translating the Social Work Grand Challenges into Social Work Practice


8:00 PM

Socialize at Sand Bar&Grille


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Please note. All Attendees can choose one interactive conversation listed.


8:00-9:00 AM

Writing and Action Groups Convene


9:00-10:00 AM

Abstracts related to Financial Empowerment to Create Food, Home, Health, and Aging Securities



Conversation on Building Financial Security to Create Food, Health, Housing, and Aging Security


Joanna Bartholomew, MSW, M.Ed

Life & Investment licensed. JB Enterprise is an Economic Change Agent

Sandra E. Crewe, PhD

Professor and Dean of the Howard University School of Social Work, NASW Pioneer, Co-lead of the Social Isolation Grand Challenge for Social Work.

   *SWV requests that you read selections of Dr. Crewe’s published works.


Andrew Woods, MSW

Executive Director, Hartford Communities That Care

    *SWV requests that you research Mr. Woods diverse professional background.


Noon-2:00 PM



2:00 -3:00 PM

Abstracts related to Legacy and Leadership


3:00-5:00 PM

    Conversation on Building on the Legacy of Social Work & Leadership         


Ira C. Colby, DSW, MSW

Professor and Dean Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Houston


June Gary Hopps, Ph.D.,  MSW

Professor of Social Work, University of Georgia

Professor and Dean Emerita of Social Work at Boston College


Elaine Pinderhughes, Ph.D., MSW

Professor Emerita of Social Work at Boston College


5:00-6:00 PM

Movie Review: A Chance in the World (Produced by Steve Pemberton)- Barn Bistro


Dinner on your own after the movie

6:00 PM

Writing and Action Groups Meet over dinner


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Breakfast Polar Bear Activity, Yoga on the Beach, Cycling, Walking


9:00-10:00 AM

Abstracts related to Being Brown in White Spaces



Conversations on Being Brown and Black in White Spaces: The Impact of Race

Johnnie Mason- Hamilton, Ph.D., MSW 

Professor and Director of The Pharni Longus Academy of Undoing Racism

Simmons University, College for Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice


Kathy Lopes, MSW, LICSW

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-METCO


Laura Quiros, PhD, MSW, LMSW

Associate Professor of Social Work/ Trauma-Informed DEI Consultant, Adelphi University


Noon to 2:00 PM



2:00-3:00 PM

 Abstract Related to Child Welfare


3:00-5:00 PM

 Conversations on Child Welfare: Achieving Equity


Ashley R. Blanchard, MSW

Public Policy and Research Analyst, Bridgeport Child Advocacy: The Center for Research and Advocacy at Life ridge 


Dean Alan J. Dettlaff, Ph.D., MSW 

Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston

   *SWV requests that you read selections of Dr. Dettlaff's published works in child welfare before arrival.


Ruth McRoy, Ph.D., MSW

Professor Emeritus

Boston College School of Social Work


5:00-7:00 PM

Writing and Action Group Work

7:30 PM

Bowling at the Barn


Friday, June 14, 2019

8:00 AM

Breakfast @ Cardboard Box All Attendees.


8:30-11:30 AM 

 Angelo McClain, Ph.D., CEO of the national office of NASW, Washington DC - Introduction


Steve Pemberton-  "The Human Lighthouses of Social Work: From the Voice of One Touched by Its Impact."  Steve Pemberton is a bestselling author, philanthropist, acclaimed speaker, and senior level executive for Monster.Com, Walgreens and Global force.



Jessica Pryce, Ph.D. Dr. Pryce is a faculty member at Florida State University and currently the Executive Director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare.

11:30-12:30 PM



12:30-2:30 PM

 Angela Henderson, Ph.D. Legislative Update with Legislators and/or Staff.

Confirmed Panelists To Date Are as Follows:

Honorable Edolphus Towns (NY)

U.S. House of Representatives (1983 - 2013)

Founder of the Congressional Social Work Caucus


Brandon Neal, Founder & CEO

Pylorus Strategies, LLC

Political Strategist, Senior Government Official, and Business Advocate


Charlyn Stanberry, Esq.

Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-9)


2:45-5:45 PM 

Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW

Social Work Professional Connections and Actions: What are Our Deliverables?

*SWV requests that you research Prof. Bailey’s diverse professional background.


5:45-6:00 PM



6:00-7:30 PM

Free time


7:30-8:00 PM

Inkwell Beach Photo and Ceremony-All White Requested (Meet at Waban Park)


10:00 PM

Optional Dancing Cardboard Box


Saturday, June 15, 2019


10:00 AM



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For those who would like to spend the day in Martha’s Vineyard Store your Luggage at 25 Pacific Avenue until you are ready to depart on Saturday.