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Julie Sweeney Springwater, MSW

Director of New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors

Julie Springwater, MSW has served as the Director of the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors since 1994. As Director she creates and manages an agenda that reflects the vision and policies of the Association's members, the leaders and staff of the public child welfare agencies in the New England States.

Ms. Springwater serves as a resource to Association member agencies on child welfare policy and practice issues and edits the Association newspaper, COMMON GROUND©.

Ms. Springwater is on the faculty of Boston University's School of Social Work where she directs The Human Service Management Certificate Program and teaches courses in management and strategic management.

She is active in community and nonprofit organizations nationally and regionally. She has served as the Chair of the Board of the Child Welfare League of America, is currently Vice-Chair of the CWLA Board, an at large member of the Advisory Board of Massachusetts Association for Families, and a Board member of the New England Foster Care Association.