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BOARD/COMMISSION:  Minnesota Board of Social Work


Address

335 Randolph Ave Suite 245
St. Paul, MN
55102-5502

Web Site

Supporting Entity/Enabling Legislation Supported by Staff

ENABLING LEGISLATION
M.S. 148E.025 and 148E.030
Enabled: 07-01-1989
Revisor of Statutes Link

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Youa Yang
(651) 617-2110

TITLE
NAME
EMAIL
PHONE
PRIMARY
Staff Contact #1 / Executive Director
youa.yang@state.mn.us
(651) 617-2110
Yes
Staff - Contact #2
tamara.molitor@state.mn.us
No
Membership

1) Section 148E.025, subdivision 2, amended in 2020, and effective August 1, 2020 describes the qualifications required of Board members as follows:
    a) all social work members must have engaged in the practice of social work in Minnesota for at least one year during the ten years preceding their appointments;
    b) The ten social worker members must include at least:
        (1) three licensed social workers;
        (2) two licensed independent clinical social workers; and
        (3) two licensed graduate social workers or licensed independent social workers.

2) Five of the social worker members must be engaged at the time of their appointment in the practice of social work in Minnesota in the following settings:
    a) one must be in either a county or state agency
    b) one must be in an elementary, middle, or secondary school
    c) one must be in a health care setting
    d) one must be in a private setting
    e) one must be an educator engaged in regular teaching duties at an accredited program of social work

3) In addition, at the time of appointment, at least five members must be members of (1) communities of color, or (2) an underrepresented community, as defined in MS 148E.010, subdivision 20; and at least six must reside outside of the 11-county metropolitan area. 

Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $
  • Other Compensation: $75 per diem plus expenses

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

  • Requires Older Member - no
  • Requires Senate Approval - no
  • Members file campaign finance and disclosure - yes

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary
The board must perform duties necessary to promote and protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the licensure and regulation of persons who practice social work in this state.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

See Minnesota Statutes, sections 148D and 148E.

Meeting Information
Meetings typically last: Public board meetings generally 6-7 hours
Meeting Frequency: Generally, six meetings are held per year at the board's office. In addition, members are expected to serve on at least one board committee, requring extra time.

Meetings are held at:
Hybrid model both virtual and in-person attendance at MN Board of Social Work office.


Fiscal Information
Annual Staff Hours: 2096.00
Total Appropriations: $1,404,000.00
Appropriations Description: Board is exclusively supported by fees it collects and receives no General Fund dollars. Revenues are deposited in the State Government Special Revenue Fund. Legislative and Governor approved appropriation for direct operational expenses.
Fiscal Year Expenses: $1,539,716.00

Expenses Description:

Direct expenses are paid from the appropriation approved by the Legislature. These include items such as employee salaries, rent, repairs, printing, communications, printing and advertising, in-state and out-state travel, board member per diems, MN.IT centralized IT services, supplies, equipment, professional-technical contracts, employee and board member development. Indirect expenditures are not paid out the direct operational appropriation. Ultimately, indirect expenditures are paid from Board collected fee revenues, which are deposited in the BOSW accumulated balance in the SGSRF. Indirect expenditures include: • Administrative Services Unit (ASU) • Health Professional Services Program (HPSP) • Attorney General Office (AGO) • Criminal Background Check Program Office (CBCPO) • Statewide Indirect Costs (costs paid to other state agencies for services)

Open Positions (5)
POSITION SEAT AUTHORITY 21-DAY MIN GUARANTEE #SEATS ACTION
Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker #2 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Licensed Social Worker - #3 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, OR Licensed Independent Social Worker, OR Licensed Graduate Social Worker - #1 Governor 11/20/2023 1 APPLY
Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - #2 Governor 11/7/2023 1 APPLY
Public Member Public Member #1 Governor 1/30/2024 1 APPLY

NAME POSITION APPLICATION DATE
Cherelle Boleman Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 3/10/2024
Tashina Branchaud Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 10/31/2023
Faheema Feerayarre Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 2/13/2024
Breanna Futchko Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 1/10/2024
Emma Schmit Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 4/9/2024
Lori Thompson Licensed Social Worker (LSW) 11/18/2023
Mrs Victoria Anderson Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker 1/23/2024
Alicia Meinzer Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker 11/15/2023
Jane Monson Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker 1/13/2024
Catrice O'Neal Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker 11/19/2023
Tina (Christine) Sorenson-Ford Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker 10/31/2023
Erik Adolphson Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/8/2023
ms Caitlin Baldwin Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/13/2023
Sarah Barth Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/19/2023
McKenzie Bomstad Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/19/2023
Michael Borowiak Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/19/2023
Heather Brekke Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/18/2023
Ashley Buckner Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/30/2023
Katherine Driskell Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/18/2023
Mr. Mark Dupont Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/17/2023
William Fullerton Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 12/20/2023
Holly Gilbert Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 3/3/2024
Mandy Goh Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/25/2023
Kate Goodman Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/17/2023
jeff hall Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 1/9/2024
Jacquelyn Hanson-Hietala Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 1/10/2024
Keeva Hartley Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/11/2023
Nicole Hawkins Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 4/17/2024
Brian Nystrom Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/14/2023
Kylie Ogorek Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/31/2023
Dr. Nomi Ostrander Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 1/23/2024
Tania Rhiger Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 12/27/2023
Ayanna Richardson Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/31/2023
Renee Sandvik Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/19/2023
Nicole Terry Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 11/2/2023
Dr. Pa Vang Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/18/2023
Emma Yang Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 2/6/2024
Alyson Zurek Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 10/17/2023
Rebecca Beito Public Member 1/10/2024
Brittany Clausen Public Member 1/23/2024
Amanda Leathers Public Member 1/9/2024
Saudade SammuelSon Public Member 1/16/2024

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
 No Direct Appointments were found.

Current Members (15)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker - #1
Governor
Filled
01/06/2025
Licensed Graduate Social Worker - or - Licensed Independent Social Worker #2
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - #1
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - #2
Governor
Filled
01/05/2026
Licensed Social Worker - #1
Governor
Filled
01/05/2026
Licensed Social Worker - #2
Governor
Filled
01/05/2026
Licensed Social Worker - #3
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, OR Licensed Independent Social Worker, OR Licensed Graduate Social Worker - #1
Governor
Posted
01/01/2024
Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - #2
Governor
Posted
01/06/2025
Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - #3
Governor
Filled
01/06/2025
Public Member #1
Governor
Posted
01/06/2025
Public Member #2
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
Public Member #3
Governor
Filled
01/04/2027
Public Member #4
Governor
Filled
01/06/2025
Public Member #5
Governor
Filled
01/06/2025