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The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is committed to motivating, educating and communicating with student chapters of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (NABSW) and their advisors. OSA guides students in creating and maintaining successful student chapters that are socially responsible and reflective of the mission of the NABSW. OSA provides leadership, support and direction relevant to student needs, challenges, programs, retention of student chapters and members, and fundraising. The mission of OSA is to provide a forum for NABSW student members to learn, identify with other African Americans servings as advocates, and protect and affect positive change in the Black Community.





OSA President


Julia M. Hendrieth currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, but was born and raised in Texas. She is the current chapter president of Dillard University Chapter of NABSW. She is currently working towards her BSW, after graduation she plans on in enrolling in a master program. She is currently working on a foundation focusing on the enrichment and advancement of young black women.



OSA 1st Vice President


Elena Moore is originally from Youngstown, Ohio but currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate of Kent State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Family Life Education. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA, equivalent to a MSW) with a concentration in Children, Youth and Families at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. With aspirations of continuing her education as a future doctoral student, Elena is passionate about mental health in the African American community. In her spare time, Elena enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog, Teddy. She is a Green Bay Packers fan and a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.


OSA Secretary


Jalen Malone is a junior at Indiana State University(ISU) from New Castle, Indiana studying Social Work with a minor in African American Studies. Jalen is a founder and currently the President of Church at ISU which is a religious organization that was created for and by the students to give them a place to come and freely worship and grow not only spiritually, but educationally as well. He also mentors African American children from grades k-12 at an after-school program in Terre Haute. In his free time, he enjoys working on music, going to church, dancing, acting, and preaching. A fun fact about him is that he plays 7 instruments and has performed in many places around the world including China and New York City.



OSA Parliamentarian 


Terrance Smith is from Michigan City, Indiana and a member of the Central Indiana ABSW Chapter. A Junior at Indiana State University, Terrance is working towards his Bachelors in Social Work and plans to continue on for his MSW focusing on working with seniors and hospice or long-term care. Terrance aspires to help senior population utilize resources they sometimes do not realize are available to them.




OSA Advisor


Traci Lewis is also the NABSW National Recording Secretary. She began her journey in NABSW as a student by joining Mwanafunzi, The Ohio State University ABSW Chapter, in 1985. Traci has been a continuous member of NABSW since 1990. She is currently Vice-President and National Steering Committee Representative for the Columbus ABSW Chapter. She humbly served as the student chapter advisor to Mwanafunzi for 17 years and as the OSA Advisor from 2006-2011. Traci has held appointments as the National Membership Co-chair and currently serves as a committee liaison to the International Education and International Relations Committees. She has also developed or assisted in the development of several handbooks and manuals to assist in documenting policy, procedures and transitions within the organization. Traci is Director of the Access Collaborative Program at The Ohio State University where she assists single-parent students in overcoming issues and barriers that could keep them from graduating.   





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