Faculty and Staff
Professional Advisory Council (PAC)
The purpose of the PAC is to advise the Director and faculty of trends in social work practice regionally and nationally and to help ensure that the School’s programs are responsive to the needs of the profession. The PAC also works to broaden and strengthen the relationships between the school and the public, private and non-profit sectors of social work practice to enhance the School’s reputation and visibility. The PAC also assists in supporting external relations programs that sustain and enrich USF’s School of Social Work alumnae.
Chair: The Chair of the Professional Advisory Council is the Director of the School.
Composition: The PAC is comprised of no fewer than 12 leaders in the social service/social work community in the Tampa Bay region. Generally, members of the PAC hold executive leadership positions within their agencies. Members of the PAC are selected to ensure diversity of practice domains and diversity of opinion and perspective. The President of the School of Social Work Alumni Society is a standing member of the PAC. Appointments to the PAC are recommended by the Professional Advisory Council and considered by the Director for follow- up action
a. Provide feedback to the Schoolregarding ongoing curriculum development andevaluation.
b. Discussregional and national trendsin social work practice and ensure that the School’s program reflect these trends.
c. Review program assessment data and suggest areas needing improvement.
d. Assist the Director in fundraising and securing resourcesthat will enrich the learning environment of the School.
Sean Powell, , MSW, LCSW, CCM, OSW-C
Director of Social Work and Family Medical Services at Moffit Cancer Center
Dezeray Caiati, LCSW
Behavioral Resources Unit at Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Danica CockrelSupervisor of Student Support Services and Social Work Services at Pasco County Schools
Tara ConnellSchool Social Worker at Pinellas County Schools
Nikki DanielsAssociate Executive Director at Champions for Children
Patricia HendersonOutreach Manager & Community Liaison at Senior Connection Center
Myrna HogueSupervisor of Social Work Services at Hillsborough County Schools
Pam JeffreExecutive Director at Success 4 Kids and Families
Carol McFarlaneChief of Social Work Services at James A. Haley VA
Charlotte McHenryPresident & CEO at Senior Connection Center
Alisha StantonChief of Social Work Services at Bay Pines VA