Association of Social Work Boards names Monahan as executive director

Feb 1, 2013

NASW News social work spotlight:

The Association of Social Work Boards announced that Mary Jo Monahan has been selected to serve as its new executive director.


Monahan served on the national board of directors of NASW from 1998 to 2001 and was president of the NASW Florida Chapter from 1988 to 1990.

Monahan, formerly vice president of operations at Matthews Benefit Group Inc., and president and CEO of ICON Institute of Florida LLC, takes over the role following the retirement of Donna DeAngelis.

“I have known Mary Jo for more than 20 years. She is highly qualified and I am confident that she has the knowledge, skills and energy necessary to lead ASWB,” DeAngelis said in a statement.

Monahan’s background includes clinical, organizational, educational and regulatory experience, and she has been a volunteer with ASWB. She served on the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from 1991 to 1996, and was the chairwoman in 1995 and 1996.

During that time, she worked as a volunteer with ASWB as chairwoman of the Disciplinary Action Reporting System Committee and as the co-chairwoman of the Model Law Task Force.

Monahan earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a special concentration in clinical social work. She has more than 21 years of clinical experience in working with individuals, families and groups.

The ASWB is the nonprofit association of social work licensing boards in the United States and Canada.

From the January 2013 NASW News.