Board Secretary/Treasurer (2004-2010)
Vicki Hansen, ACSW, LMSW-AP (Texas Chapter)
Vicki Hansen, ACSW, LMSW-AP, served as the Executive Director of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers starting in 1998. Prior to this, she was the Program Director of the Texas Chapter for four years. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and her MSW from Florida International University where she worked for the School of Social Work's Institute for Children and Families at Risk.
Ms. Hansen was in direct practice for 10 years in Cleveland, Ohio providing services to families with children with developmental disabilities. She has participated in federal and foundation grants involving schools and service integration and developed parent participation materials that are in use in the Broward County Public School System in Florida. She was an organizer of a national symposium on the re-professionalization of public child welfare and was a contributing co-editor of a book of proceedings. Ms. Hansen was the Project Director of a three-year grant from the Texas Cancer Council on developing cancer prevention materials for low-income, minority populations. Her articles and columns have been in a number of publications and she has presented at both the state and national level.
In addition, Ms. Hansen has served as an ombudsperson for the Texas Department of Health Strategic Health Partnership, as a participant for the TDH Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Plan, and was a member of the Texas Social Work Licensing Revision Task Force. She also served as the Project Director for a U.S. Department of Justice-funded three-year project "Crime Victims: A Social Work Response," and currently sits on the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Advisory Committee for the Hartford Project, which is designed to increase gerontological programs in the School of Social Work Curriculum and as an advisory member of the Invisible Children's Project Coalition of the Mental Health Association.