Purpose of NASW Alabama Chapter
The Alabama Chapter is constituted to advance the purposes of the National Association of Social Workers in
and to encourage and facilitate participation by all members. It is a basic administrative unit of the National
Association of Social Workers, Inc. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its
create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
Chapter Office Staff
Dawn A. Ellis-Murray, MSW, MPA, LICSW-PIP
Dawn A. Ellis-Murray is the Executive Director of NASW-Alabama Chapter. She has a multi-varied background
Work Practice, having a 20+ year career which includes longstanding service in Direct Social Welfare
Mississippi Department of Human Services, Crisis Intervention Therapeutic Care with Catholic Charities,
Automated Computer Design in Mississippi, Arkansas, Illinois and Alabama, along with extensive Policy and
Administration experience in governmental services. Dawn’s academic background includes a BSBA in
an MPA. Dawn is married, has one son and resides in Montgomery, AL.
Administrative Communications Coordinator