CASW Staff - National Office

CASW Executive Director
Fred Phelps, MSW, RSW, CAE

In 2009, Fred began working for the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) in the role of Social Worker with focus on government relations and social policy.

Fred assumed the role of CASW Executive Director in 2011.

He is thankful for the opportunity to apply his direct social work, international relations and government experience to the role. He is proud to call himself a social worker and proud to be in a position to promote and strengthen the profession. 

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Social Policy and Communications Coordinator
Alexandra Zannis, AA, BSW, RSW

Alexandra advances CASW’s social justice advocacy priorities while concurrently supporting members with continuing education opportunities.

She is a communications specialist that looks forward, as a proud social worker, to using her position to promote and strengthen the profession.

Alexandra was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.  She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Global Studies and an Honours Bachelors of Social Work from Carleton University.

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Administrative Coordinator
Kate Hudson, BSc


Kate coordinates and oversees CASW's day to day operations, and manages CASW Individual Memberships.

She is accountable for coordinating the overall administrative operations of the office in support of the goals, objectives, vision, and mission of CASW. 

Kate holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. 



Program Coordinator - Assessment of International Credentials
Heather Hallett, BSc


Heather coordinates and manages the assessment of internationally educated credentials and is the key point of contact for the office.

She is responsible for ensuring that the overall administrative operations of the office are met, in support of the goals, objectives, vision, and mission of CASW. 

Heather holds a BSc in Environmental Studies from Carleton University and a Diploma in Water and Wastewater Management from Algonquin College.




[Currently on parental leave]

Director of Policy and Strategy
Sally Guy, BSW, MA, RSW

Sally works to promote and strengthen the profession of social work and advance issues of social justice. Her role at CASW touches on government relations, policy research and analysis, and communications. 

She holds a BSW from St. Thomas University, a BAH in Literature and Linguistics from Queen's University, and a MA in English Language and Literature from Queen's University. 

She is a proud registered social worker and is honoured to speak on behalf of the profession.