Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers and President of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in America with 120,000 members. NASW promotes, the Profession of social work and social workers, and advocates for sound social policies that improve well-being for individuals, families and communities.
Dr. McClain previously served as Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for six years. While there, he oversaw a budget of $850 million and a workforce of 3,500 employees to address reports of abuse and neglect for the state’s most vulnerable children, partnering with families to help them better nurture and protect their children. Dr. McClain grew up in Texas, and is a distinguished alumnus of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from West Texas State University, a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a PhD in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.