Frank Allison, MSW ’18, of Carrboro, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Aug. 10. Allison, 52, was the coordinator for Collegiate Recovery Programs and a clinical addictions counselor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is survived by three sisters, a brother and many other cherished family members and friends. The Daily Tar Heel featured an article about Allison and his work at UNC.
Brittany Hunt, MSW ’14, was interviewed and featured in the recent Washington Post article, “What makes someone Native American? One tribe’s long struggle for full recognition.”
Joanna Greeson, Ph.D. ’09, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice in May.
Nneka Molokwu, MSW ’18, was recently hired as the project coordinator at the Center for Health Policies & Inequalities Research at the Duke Global Health Institute.
Eric Garland, Ph.D. ’09, was recently interviewed by the ABC news station KTVX in Utah for a study Garland is leading on behavioral treatment options for chronic pain. Garland is the director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development and the associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Social Work.
Jamie Bazemore, MSW, ’06, will be joining the law firm of Stephenson & Fleming, LLP, in September, as the firm’s adoption facilitator. The firm is dedicated to child and family law and is run by partners Angenette Stephenson (Joint MSW/JD Program, 03) and Deana Fleming. With unique backgrounds in social services law and both direct service and macro child welfare social work, the firm strives to meet the needs of all families in North Carolina, focusing on foster and adoptive families involved with the state’s child welfare system. Stephenson and Fleming are the current agency attorneys for the departments of social services in both Chatham and Orange counties. Jamie is excited and passionate about using her previous adoption experience at the county and state social services levels to continue to meet the unique needs of foster and adoptive families as the firm expands into the field of adoption.
Jim Condon, MSW, ’01, has accepted a position as program director of the Raleigh-based Stop Soldier Suicide, the first national veteran founded and led 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on military suicide prevention. Condon served as a Navy officer from 2004 through 2013. His training and work has focused on families, children and military service personnel, with appointments in local civilian and military service systems and academia in Florida and North Carolina since he secured his MSW from UNC.