I have had a long and distinguished career in the field of social work and have been successful not only in my employment-related practice, but also in my dedicated volunteer work in my church and in the community. I am a deeply committed family-oriented person. In addition, I nurture strong extended family relationships and am a community mother to many whom I have mentored over the years. I am highly regarded for addressing racial and cultural diversity in social work education and in the community. As a thoughtful leader, I have generously shared my expertise in family and social development with local, provincial and national organizations, notably as a founding member of the Association of Black Social Workers. I would say that one of my greatest accomplishments is my ability to work with people in a way that motivates and inspires them to join the fight for social justice and social change.