Regional Board Representatives 


BOARD information

INSSWA has been serving school social workers in the state of Indiana since 1997. INSSWA promotes school social work throughout the state by advocating for student services within all schools. The Association reaches out to school social workers by hosting an annual fall conference which offers workshops on current practice issues. Additionally, INSSWA offers regional workshops and spring and summer seminars. INSSWA is an affiliate member of the School Social Work Association of America and a member of the Midwest Council of School Social Workers. INSSWA’s Board of Directors meet four times a year and serve the Association by chairing committees.

Statement of Purpose: 

•To promote the effective use of school social work services for students and their parents throughout the State of Indiana.

•To promote the school social work practitioner's individual growth and professional development

•To ensure that the highest standards of professional school social work practice are upheld.

•To promote communication within the profession, with members of the association, other educational disciplines, and private and public organizations interested in the educational welfare of students.

•To promote school social work as a specialized field of practice through public awareness and education.

Nicole Wolfe

Carmel-Clay Schools

Julie Rosier

​Indianapolis Public Schools

Terry Miller 
Greenfield Central

Michele Whaley
Indianapolis Public Schools

Patrice Uminski
Catholic Charities

SSWAA & Midwest Council 

Midwest Council of School Social Workers 

The Midwest Council consists of all school social work associations in eleven surrounding states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. These states each have School Social Work Associations and send delegates to Midwest Council meetings twice a year to discuss issues that affect school social workers.

​Each year, one of the eleven states hosts the Midwest Conference, which offers an opportunity to hear speakers from around the nation and the chance to network with hundreds of other school social workers.

Find more information about the Midwest Council at

About Us 

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School Social Work Association of America 

SSWAA is the national voice supporting the roles of School Social Workers. A representative from Midwest Council attends SSWAA meetings and networks with other school social workers from around the country.

SSWAA hosts an annual conference at a different location each year. The 20th Annual National School Social Work Conference will be held in San Diego, CA on March 22-25, 2017. 

Find more information about SSWAA at

IN Department of Education Consultant: 

Jeff Whitman 

Scott Stroud

​Greenfield Central

Jane Zobel
Indianapolis Public School

Indiana School Social Work Association
P.O. Box 36826

Indianapolis, IN 46236 US

Northwest: Patricia KeimKaren Lauper

Northeast: Miriam Smith 

Central:Elizabeth Elliot, Jennifer Thilges, & Michelle Tuttle 

West Central: NEEDED

East Central: Beth Hoban (Interim), NEEDED

South Central: NEEDED

Southwest: Natalie Werner 
Shannon Johnson                                 

Board of Directors​​

Belinda Justus

East Noble

Sara Gould 
Indianapolis Public Schools

Megan Thomas
Past President 
Indianapolis Public Schools

Yvonne Hollins

Indianapolis Public Schools