Dr. Matt Moore (President) (Term Ends 2020)
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 former college coach. 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 several dozen 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.
Ms. Anita A. Daniels (Vice President) (Term Ends 2020)
Anita A. Daniels is a licensed clinical social worker, addictions specialist, forensic evaluator, involuntary commitment examiner, (DMV) Substance Abuse 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 has contracted to serve student athletes at NCCU, a NCAA Division I school. 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. 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 currently serves as the school social worker and as the girl's track and field coach at Eastwood Middle School in Washington Township. Kelli also works part-time providing student athletes mental health counseling at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis). Kelli has been a long time advocate of social work interventions in athletics. 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 19 years with expertise in teaching middle 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.
Ms. Kimberly Gibson (Member At-Large) (Term Ends 2020)
Kimberly Gibson, LMSW, currently serves as an MSW Field Coordinator for the School of Social Work at The University of Alabama where she is responsible for recruiting new field agencies, liaisoning students within agencies, and facilitating seminar classes. She is a proud alumna of The University of Alabama School of Social Work as she received both her BSW and MSW degrees at the Capstone. Her practice experience includes working with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on mental health counseling with children and hospice social work and volunteerism. Her interests include field education, hospice care, clinical supervision, and workforce development.
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. Emmett Gill (Past President and Chief Executive Officer) (Term Ended 2019)
Dr. Emmett Gill is the Director of Student-Athlete Wellness and Personal Development and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the national coordinator for The Student-Athletes Human Rights Project. Dr. Gill has worked at North Carolina Central University, the U.S. Military Academy Center for Enhanced Performance (where he supervised men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes academic, social and athletic performance enhancement) as well as Rutgers University (as an assistant professor and faculty mentor for women's basketball). While at NCCU he developed the Student-Athlete Wellness Center; a collaboration between the MSW program and athletics. Dr. Gill’s scholarship focuses on the intersection between social work and athletics and scandals in college sports.
Ms. Cindy Miller Aron (Past Executive Committee Member) (Term Ended 2019)
Cindy Miller Aron, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA, is Director of Group Programs at Samaritan Mental Health and Psychiatry Training, in Corvallis, Oregon. In 1997 Cindy began providing clinical services and consultation to the Oregon State University Department of Athletics. Her national advocacy in the field began in 2007. In recent years, Cindy was appointed to the NCAA Inaugural Mental Health Task Force (2013), NCAA Sexual Assault Prevention Summit (2016), NCAA Board of Governor's Commission to Combat Sexual Violence (2016), NCAA Sexual Violence Prevention Think Tank (2018), and the International Olympic Committee Consensus Meeting on Mental Health in Elite Athletes (2018). Cindy consults to US Safe Sport as well as provides private practice for athletes in Portland, Oregon. Cindy has previous consulting experiences with the University of South Carolina Volleyball program for two (2) years. She is a fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Cindy has been a national presenter for 20 years on a variety of clinical and interventional topics related to athletics.