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Senior Administrative Council (SAC)

UNC School of Social Work policies, programs, and practices are developed collaboratively with leadership from the School’s Senior Administrative Council (SAC), which represents key areas of the School’s academics and operations. The council reports to Dean Ramona Denby-Brinson and meets biweekly. Each member has an equal voice.

Senior Administrative Council (SAC)

  • Travis Albritton, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Rebecca Brigham, Assistant Dean for Field Education
  • Mimi V. Chapman, Associate Dean for Doctoral Education
  • Gina Chowa, Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Director, GSDI
  • Joseph DiConcilio, Assistant Dean for Administration
  • Kandace Farrar, Associate Dean for Advancement
  • Phil Kaufman, Director, Computing and Information Technology Unit (CITU)
  • Linda Kendall, Cares Program Coordinator
  • Beth Lowder, Social Innovations Program Manager
  • Allison Metz, Director, Implementation Practice
  • Sarah Naylor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Gary Nelson, Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Laura Phipps, Director, Family and Children’s Resource Program (FCRP)
  • Sarah Reives-Houston, Director, Behavioral Health Springboard (BHS)
  • Robin Sansing, Director, Wellness
  • Tina Souders, Director, Digital Learning and Instruction
  • Evelyn “Evi” Taylor, Associate Dean for MSW Education
  • Sharon Thomas, Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Sarah Verbeist, Director, Jordan Institute for Families
  • Barbara Wiedemann, Assistant Dean for Strategic Communications and Marketing
  • Sheryl Zimmerman, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development