Ms. Anita A. Daniels (President) (Term Ends 2022)
Anita A. Daniels is a licensed clinical social worker, addictions specialist, forensic evaluator, and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She also offers sports counseling and consulting services to current/former athletes, their families, athletic/university personnel, and other professionals serving this unique population.
Anita obtained the Master of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Social Work from East Carolina University, and a graduate certificate in Sports Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. She offers mental health and addictions counseling for Duke student-athletes. Anita was apppointed by Governor Roy Cooper for a two-year term to the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Praoctice Board. She offers individual and group clinical supervision and serves as a field instructor for students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, psychology, criminal justice, counseling, and human services.
Dr. Jerry Reynolds (Vice President) (Term Ends 2022)
Dr. Reynolds is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Ball State University. A Michigan native and long-time Gulf Coast resident, he finished his doctorate at LSU in June 2020. His dissertation explored the dynamics of youth sport parent behavior in light of new spectator laws in Louisiana.
The goals of his research are to better understand family dynamics and how youth sports participation supports family functioning. He also has served as a volunteer coach of various sports at the youth, middle, high school, and collegiate levels. A former college athlete himself, Jerry is a founding member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports. He also has research interests in medical social work practice.
Jerry has 17 years of post-MSW experience in various macro and micro social work capacities. While working on his doctorate, he worked full-time as a dialysis social worker. After Hurricane Katrina, he worked in community development for four years and has five years of nonprofit management experience and has served as an adjunct instructor with LSU and The University of Alabama’s MSW programs. He holds a BSW from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and his MSW is from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Ginger Gummelt (Secretary) (Term Ends 2021)
Dr. Ginger Gummelt is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Lamar University. She is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 20 years of experience in direct clinical practice. Dr. Gummelt is currently researching the emotional needs and mental health issues of collegiate athletes. She is the Coordinator for the local “Do the Write Thing” Campaign, a collaborative researcher on the Jefferson County Adolescent Drug Court grant, and has served as the Coordinator for the Title IV-E Child Welfare grant at Lamar University.
Dr. Tarkington Newman (Treasurer) (Term Ends 2021)
Tarkington J. Newman, PhD, MSW, MS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. In addition to earning his MSW from the University of Michigan, he earned his PhD in social work and MS in kinesiology from The Ohio State University. Using his training in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, Tarkington’s research focuses on positive youth development through sport, recreation, and adventure-based learning. Specifically, his research investigates mechanisms and factors that contribute to life skill development and transfer as well as prevent behavioral health problems, including aggressive and violent behaviors. Through his research, Tarkington has focused on populations of youth who are socially vulnerable and at-risk, often who represent racial/ethnic minorities and are from economically disadvantaged communities. Tarkington also is involved in the development of coaching education that focuses on enhancing coaches’ abilities to facilitate life skill development and transfer through competitive athletics. Outside of his scholarship, Tarkington has served as a track and field coach at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels for over ten years. He has coached three high school state championship teams and has helped a number of athletes transition to the collegiate level.
Ms. Kelli Monedero (Director of Communications) (Term Ends 2021)
Kelli A. Monedero, MSW, is a licensed social worker Indianapolis, Indiana. Kelli is a sport social worker and currently serves as the Athletic Counselor in the Office of Counseling and Sports Psychology at Indiana university. She has been invited to present to the University of Michigan School of Social Work for multiple mini-sessions and the Indiana School Social Work Association's conference on her own practices within athletics. Kelli has been a track and field coach for 20 years with expertise in teaching middle school and high school students how to do high knees without looking like baby giraffes all the way to team state championship titles, individual state championship titles, and many accolades in between. Kelli is an award-winning social worker having worked in a variety of settings including an outdoor wilderness camp, a mental health organization, and now in public schools. Kelli is a founding member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports and serves as the co-chair on the Youth Sports Committee. In her spare time, Kelli also enjoys the sunshine, the color orange, laughing until crying, doing anti-racist work and trying to learn Spanish.
Dr. Stacy Kratz (Member At-Large) (Term Ends 2021)
Dr. Kratz is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She started her social work career at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, and joined USC in 2011. She is faculty lead for the school’s Sport Social Work Task Force and teaches across the curriculum, including the policy-sequence coursework, Global Social Work, and research and leadership in the Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) Program. In 2016, she was awarded the Jane Addams Faculty Award, the first faculty member living outside of LA to be awarded in this way. As a social work researcher, Dr. Kratz has presented nationally and internationally on faculty development, intervention-specific best practices, health promotion and disease prevention in a global context, and global development and peace through sport. In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Kratz is part of the leadership team of the NASW Tampa Bay Unit, and in 2010 was awarded Tampa Bay’s Social Worker of the Year. She maintains a private practice, serving vulnerable populations including athletes and their families in the Tampa Bay region, and is founder and chair of the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force Mental Health Initiative, leading an interdisciplinary team who counsel resettlement programs on evidence-based practices concerning refugee mental health initiatives, including athletics.
Dr. Victor Kidd (Member At-Large) (Term Ends 2022)
Dr. Kidd is a trauma psychotherapist, sport mental health expert, athlete career transition specialist, professor, and researcher who has anaffinity for the well-being of black communities, athletes, and first responders. Currently, Dr. Kidd serves as a Program Director for theTrauma Response Community Engagement Program housed in the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). In thisrole, Dr. Kidd is responsible for building community partnerships to deescalate interpersonal violence and trauma in Wards 7 and 8 in the Washington, DC region. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Kidd provides clinical services primarily to Black males and Athletes at Basics Counseling Training, LLC, improving mental well-being by addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use. Dr. Kidd has served as a change agent in various communities, faced with trauma, anxiety, depression,and substance abuse, either as a therapist or advocate for mental health wellness. He dedicates his life to improving the quality of life for others, which he believes is the driving force to uplifting humanity. Dr. Kidd serves as a Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, mentoring and guiding future practitioners working to impact our communities.Accompanying his career as a practitioner, Dr. Kidd’s research and academic background examines retirement experiences of former athletes and trauma associated with athletic career transition. Among the many factors related to sport retirement, Dr. Kidd has a particular interest in understanding the traumatic experiences Black athletes face as they disengage from their athletic identity. As the first Black Ph.D. student to graduate from his doctoral program, Dr. Kidd has a vested interest in diversity and inclusion within professional settings such as higher education and sports organizations. As a consultant, Dr. Kidd’s clients include the National Basketball Association (NBA), Brooklyn Nets, D.C. based social service agencies, University of South Carolina, Archbishop Carroll High School Athletics, and Forestville High School Athletics.
Dr. Matt Moore (Immediate Past President) (Term Ends 2022)
Dr. Matt Moore is an Assistant Professor and BSW Program Director in the Department of Social Work at Ball State University. Dr. Moore is a former NCAA tennis player and current college coach (Anderson University). Dr. Moore also has over a decade of coaching varsity high school teams. Dr. Moore's research focuses on the integration of social work in sports from a macro perspective (e.g., policy and organizational development). Dr. Moore wrote the first ever Social Work in Sports textbook (released 2018). Dr. Moore has several publications on Sport Social Work and has presented at dozens of national and international conferences. He currently represents ASWIS on the NCAA Task Force on Sleep Disorders and Wellness. Dr. Moore was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award at Ball State University and a 2019 Fulbright Scholarship Award. He teaches macro social work courses covering policy, research, and non-profit development. Dr. Moore earned his BA from Hanover College and his MSW and PhD from Indiana University.