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Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers Board of Directors


Health and Community Services


Section 10 of the Social Workers Act


No Remuneration


The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers regulates the practice of social work in the province. The Association is governed by a board of directors who shall manage and conduct the business and affairs and exercise the powers of the association for and on behalf of the association.


The board consists of a president; a president-elect; the immediate past-president of the association; seven persons who will be directors of the board; and four persons appointed by the Minister who are not members of the association who are suitable to represent the public interest.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed board members can enhance effectiveness by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise
  • Social policy / social services / community development


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Proven interest in the profession
  • Representative of various geographical areas of the province
  • Interest in health care, social development, and community development
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Board meetings generally last two hours and are held approximately six times per year via teleconference. All Board members meet face to face at least once a year in St. John’s. Board members are expected be diligent in preparation for meetings. Each board member is essential therefore attendance at meetings is critical for effective decision making. Board members also engage in other activities between meetings that are in keeping with their prescribed role.

Additional time is usually required in preparation for Board meetings. In addition, members are required to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting, any education sessions and strategic planning sessions.


A member may be elected for a term set by the by-laws which will not exceed three years and is eligible to be re-elected, but will not serve as a member for more than nine consecutive years. Where the term of office of a member of the board expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, the member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed but the time served by that member will not be counted.

Vacancy Profile:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Social Workers Board of Directors is seeking to fill 3 positions to represent the public interest.  Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Peters, Mr. Geoffrey D. MemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28
Roome, Ms. Rebecca MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2015-10-292018-10-28
Rotondi, Ms. MariaMemberMinisterial2018-01-232021-01-22

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