Chapter Team

NASW-NJ staff are dedicated to ensuring that every member receives quality and expedient service to fulfill his or her social work practice needs. On the list below we have provided the name and contact number for the person who can address your question or comment. Simply click the staff member's name to email him or her, or call  and select the corresponding extension number.

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Jennifer Thompson, MSW

Executive Director
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Jennifer Thompson is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Social Work and obtained her MSW from Columbia University in 2005. Ms. Thompson has worked in the nonprofit and public sector for more than a decade, serving in programmatic, advocacy and management roles. She began her career at the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and served as a Sr. Adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a number of citywide initiatives including homeless services, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure. In the nonprofit sector, she developed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for young breast cancer survivors at Sharsheret, and most recently was the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Girl Scouts, where she led advocacy initiatives that included a collaboration with the office of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her initiative, Let Girls Learn. Ms. Thompson is passionate about advocating for social workers in both traditional and non-traditional roles throughout New Jersey. She resides in Bound Brook with her husband and son. When she is not advocating for the profession, she is active in her community, serving on a number of committees and volunteering at her son's school.


Jeff Feldman, MSW, LSW

Director of Advocacy & Communications, ext. 114 or email me.

Ask Me About: Chapter Advocacy and Legislative activities, Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committee, Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD), Political Action for Candidate Election Committee (PACE), Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibits.


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Helen French

Director of Development & Education, ext. 122 or email me. 

Ask Me About: Partnering with NASW-NJ, Developing Continuing Education events, Current CEU offerings, Annual Conference.


Resia Cooper, MSW

Engagement Coordinator, ext. 152 or email me. 

Ask Me About: Shared interest groups, student activities, special programs and more!


Willis Williams

Member & Education Specialist, ext. 110 or email me. 

Ask Me About: Advertising on our Web Site, newSWire™ (weekly e-newsletter), and FOCUS (bi-monthly newsletter), Mailing List Sales, Chapter Meetings for the Board of Directors, Executive, Finance, and Personnel Committees.