Board of Friends

The purpose of the Board of Friends is to effect a close working relationship between leaders in the community and the faculty, staff and students in the School of Social Work. The Board also works to influence development and advancement activities for the School.

The objectives of the Board of Friends are to:

  • Assist the School in securing financial resources
  • Study needs and opportunities for private funding for the School
  • Function as an advocacy group for the University and the School
  • Assist in the recruitment of outstanding students to the School
  • Advise the School on long range planning

For more information about the Board of Friends, please email Lindsey Johnson or call 205-348-5384.

2020-21 Board of Friends

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Ms. Veronica J. Elder (Chair)

Program specialist, Alabama Department of Human Resources

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Dr. Karen Thompson-Jackson (Vice Chair)

Executive director, Temporary Emergency Services

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Dr. Barry Ackerson

Emeritus professor, University of Illinois School of Social Work

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Dr. Russell Bennett

CEO, Collaborative Solutions

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Ms. Linda Bibb

Retired, Alabama DHR; Salvation Army

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Dr. Tom Cook

Retired, Catholic Family Services

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Ms. Becky S. Corbett

President, CEO, BSCorbett Consulting, LLC

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Ms. Shuryvonne S. Dixon

Retired school social worker

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Mr. James Dupree

Retired, Alabama Department of Youth Services

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Mrs. Pamela Green

Instructor, University of Alabama

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Mrs. Laurie Faulkner Hereford

Consultant, College Insight

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Ms. Ann Langley

Community Volunteer

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Ms. Amy Beaulieu Mansue

CEO and President, Inspira Health

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Mrs. Carroll Phelps

Coordinator, UA SSW DC Internship Program

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Mrs. J. Miller Piggott

Executive director, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama

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Mr. Johnny Prewitt

Senior recruiter, Erecruit

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Mr. J. Wayne Sellers

Retired director, Marshall County DHR

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Dr. Harold Shambley

Retired, US Army HR/Military Personnel Officer

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Mr. Coy Stout, II

Vice president, US Managed Markets, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Mr. Tony D. Walker

Retired, Social Work Department, Troy University

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Dr. John Ziegler

Executive director, State of Alabama