A Great social worker is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget. -unknown

The Leadership of PASWHA

PASWHA is governed by a Board of Directors to implement its mission to "energize and support social workers and other professionals providing social work services to impact the disease through education, research, policy/advocacy, networking, and professional development." PASWHA's board consists of experienced social work practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy experts. 

2018-2019 Board of Directors

PASWHA Leadership

Board Chair:  Randall H. Russell, MSW, ACSW

Board Vice-Chair: Lucy Cordts, LCSW

Board Treasurer: Carmen Julious, LISW-CP

Board Secretary: Susan Tusher, LMSW 

Executive Director:  Russell L. Bennett, LGSW, Ph.D.

Board Members

Lucy Cordts, LCSW

NO/AIDS Task Force a Division of Crescent Care

Marla A. Corwin, LCSW, CAC III

University of Colorado Denver

Carmen Julious, LISW-CP  

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services, Inc.

Robin Kelley, MSW, Ph.D.


Michael Lohri, LICSW

VA Medical Center


Amy Palilonis

Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, HUD

Diana Rowan, Ph.D.

UNC Charlotte, School of Social Work 

Darin Rowles

JustUs Health

Randall H. Russell

Foundation For A Healthy St. Petersburg

Catherine Stewart

MSW Student, University of Alabama

Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW

Independent Consultant, Washington DC 

Susan Tusher, LMSW

University of Kansas 

Joe Wigon, LCSW

Veterans Affairs