Melvin Wilson, LCSW, MBA
Senior Manager, Office of Social Justice and Human Rights
National Association of Social Workers
Mr. Wilson has been an employee of NASW for 14 years. is responsible for working with NASW leadership and its chapters on responding to the Association’s Social Justice Priorities. This includes writing social justice briefs and writing NASW statements on incidents of social injustice that have national implications.
Mr. Wilson has been an employee of NASW for the last 14 years. During that time, he has held management positions in workforce development and affirmative action. Over the last five years, he has served as NASW’s senior manager for the Office of Social Justice and Human Rights.
In that capacity, he has been responsible for the lead staff person on national issues involving criminal and juvenile justice reforms, immigration, voting rights, economic justice, environmental justice and health equity.
In carrying out his duties, Mr. Wilson is required to fully understand the policy, legislative and social work practice implications of social justice and human rights that affect a wide range of the American population. It has also meant that he has had to work with a number of major national interdisciplinary coalitions to respond to and address social and human rights injustices.
Over his career, Mr. Wilson has extensive senior-level macro, mezzo, and micro social work experience in mental health, health care, HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, and homeless services.