Christine Limone MSW ’96 has been named Director of Political Advocacy at the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW/CT). In her new role she is responsible for the organization’s advocacy functions in both the legislative and electoral arenas. After graduating from UConn with a concentration in community organization, Chris worked at Laurel House in Stamford, a clubhouse model mental health organization, as Advocacy Program Coordinator. She was then promoted to Membership Coordinator and later to Clubhouse Program Coordinator. While at Laurel House, Chris made connections with many legislators including then Mayor, now Connecticut Governor, Dannel Malloy.
One of her first priorities as NASW/CT’s Director of Political Advocacy is galvanizing social workers to political action. She is also looking forward to working with UConn SSW students, faculty and alumni to incorporate the political process in enhancing the lives of the populations served by the social work profession.