The Effects of the Trump/Ryan Budget on Social Welfare Agencies

April 5, 2017 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave., New York 10027

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; livestream available (opens ten minutes beforehand).

1.5 CEUs available for licensed social workers (in-person and livestream; nominal fee—scroll down for more info)

The panel would focus on the question of what impact will the proposed budget changes have on social welfare agencies and what are the choices that agency executives see coming for their agency as a result.

Participants include:

  • Kathryne Leak – Assistant Dean and Director – Field Education at CSSW (moderator)
  • Ron Bruno – Executive Director of Morningside Retirement and Health Services, Inc. (MRHS)
  • Katy Gaul – President & CEO of Goodwill of NY/NJ
  • Frederick Shack – Chief Executive Officer of Urban Pathways
  • Stephan Russo – former Executive Director of Goddard Riverside Community Center
  • Jess Dannhauser – President & CEO of Graham Windham
  • William Weisberg – Executive Director – Forestdale


How to earn continuing education credits:

Are you a NYS-, NJ- or CT-licensed social worker? If so, you are eligible to earn 1.5 live or live online contact hours for this event. To receive the certificate, you must attend the entire event (in person or via livestream) and complete an evaluation.. The processing fee for this service is $30. Certificates will be emailed within 30 days of the workshop. CSSW is an approved NYSED provider for continuing education contact hours and a CSWE-accredited institution.

Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email

Learning Objectives


Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

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