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Vicki Hansen, LMSW-AP, ACSW, has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers since 1998. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Advanced Practitioner and a member of the NASW Academy of Certified Social Workers. She has participated in federal and foundation grants involving schools and service integration and developed parent participation materials used in Ohio and 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; was the Project Director of a 3-year grant from the Texas Cancer Council on developing cancer prevention materials for low-income, minority populations; 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. Vicki has served on the NASW national committee on Standards for Continuing Social Work Education and was recently appointed to the NASW Foundation Board of Directors. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Texas at San Antonio Social Work Program and has been an invited lecturer at many schools of social work across Texas. She was named the NASW Executive Director of the Year for 2005.