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NASW-NJ staff are dedicated to ensuring that every member receives quality and expedient service to fulfill his or her social work practice needs. On the list below we have provided the name and contact number for the person who can address your question or comment. Simply click the staff member's name to email him or her, or call 800-932-0004 and select the corresponding extension number.

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Our services are a benefit of NASW Membership.
NASW-NJ has 8 staff available to assist our 7000+ Members.

While we advocate for all social workers and the profession,
please note that if you are not a member, our time is limited.

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Walter Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW is Executive Director, appointed in 2001. He was honored as NASW-NJ's Social Worker of the Year in 1994. He has served as Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, founding President of the NJ Association of Community Providers, Inc., and executive staff of two local chapters of The ARC. Walter also serves on the boards of numerous community service organizations.




Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW 
Associate Executive Director, ext.12

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW, Associate Executive Director, has been with NASW-NJ since 2008. She has served in senior staff capacities in several agencies in NJ and Texas. She has also worked as a psychotherapist in private practice in Houston.

Ask me about: Ethics Questions, Complaints against a Social Worker, NASW-NJ Chapter Elections, Annual Awards Nominations, Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship, Ethics Committee, and CCNLI (Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification).


Montese AndersonOffice Assistant, ext. 10

Ask Me About: Clinical Supervision Register, Mailing List Sales, Chapter Meetings for the Board of Directors, Executive, Finance, and Personnel Committees.

Licensing Inquiries: For questions about Licensing, Clinical Supervision, CEUs for License renewal, the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE)/Licensing Board or other matters related to the NJ SW Regulations, NASW members can contact our Licensing Hotline by clicking here.



Kendra Hayes,
Director of Continuing Education, ext. 16

Ask me about: Annual Conference, NASW-NJ Continuing Education Programs, LSW/LCSW Test Preparation Courses, Clinical Supervision Courses, Online CE Institute, and Continuing Education Program Committee.

For CE Approval Collaborative Applications, please contact Suzanne at



Janine Hendryx, Membership Coordinator, ext. 18

Ask Me About: Membership Renewal & Inquiries, Annual Membership Dinner, Mentoring, Unit Activities and Schedule, Requests for Legal and Ethical Consultations, Volunteer Opportunities, and Membership Committee. Advertising on our Web Site, newSWire (Weekly e-newsletter), and FOCUS (Bi-monthly Newsletter).


Christina MinaMSW
Field Coordinator, ext 15

Ask Me About: NASW-NJ Unit Activities, Private Practice Special Interest Groups, Membership Activities including Student Members and Schools of Social Work


Linda Kwiatek, MSW, LCSW
Coordinator, NJ Assoc. of Health Care Social Work
ext. 19


Rajashree Taruvai
Finance and Human Resource Coordinator, ext. 13 

 All other inquiries, or ext. 50 

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