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 & Composition 

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 School regarding ongoing curriculum development and evaluation.

b. Discuss regional and national trends in 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 resources that will enrich the learning environment of the School.


Committee Members

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Sean Powell, MSW, LCSW, CCM, OSW-C

Chair of PAC

Director of Social Work and Family Medical Services at Moffitt Cancer Center



Dezeray Caiati, LCSW
Behavioral Resources Unit at Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office


Tara Connell

School Social Worker at Pinellas County Schools


Nikki Daniels

Associate Executive Director at Champions for Children


Patricia Henderson

Outreach Manager & Community Liaison at Senior Connection Center


Myrna Hogue

Supervisor of Social Work Services at Hillsborough County Schools


Pam Jeffre

Executive Director at Success 4 Kids and Families

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Davia Lerebours

Executive Director at PACE Center for Girls Hillsborough County


Carol McFarlane

Chief of Social Work Services at James A. Haley VA


Charlotte McHenry

President & CEO at Senior Connection Center

Clara Reynolds

Clara Reynolds

President & CEO at Crisis Center of Tampa Bay


Alisha Stanton

Chief of Social Work Services at Bay Pines VA