Each of our amazing board members chose the profession of social work for a reason and we would like to share their stories with you. Stay tuned for a post about each of the social workers who represent YOU on the NASW-NC Board.
Felissa Ferrell, MSW, LCSW, CSW-G
Central District Representative (2012-2014)
I believe my biggest influence in why I am a social worker is credited to my father. He was a fireman. He would try to assist families he came in contact with resources or services which could help them in their most critical time of need. I remember hearing many of those stories as a child and what resonated with me was how at any time, something unexpected or devastating could happen to anyone.
Having compassion and the ability to help in some way can mean so much to someone in their most crucial moment. That’s why being a social worker is an honor; to have the ability to work with others who are willing to share their stories and hopefully benefit from what each of us has to offer as a professional.