National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers is...
A non-profit organization founded in 1983 by a group of Puerto Rican Social Workers dedicated to the enhancement and general welfare of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic families.
Our Members are...
Social Workers, other Human Service professionals, and students interested in issues that affect and impact the Puerto Rican/Hispanic communities with a commitment to the organization.
Our Mission is...
To organize Social Workers and other Human Service professionals to strengthen, develop and improve the resources and services that meet the needs of Puerto Rican/Hispanic families.
Our Objectives are...
Our Accomplishments are...
We pay homage to and celebrate the Founders of NAPRHSW. Their vision to create an organization that believes in the right of equality of social and economic opportunity. We continue in their footsteps to bring light to practices that restrict opportunities to individuals on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin. We treasure their gift of tenacity and commitment to our families and communities. Thank you...
Dr. Angel Campos, Bill Larregui, Sonia Palacio Grottola, Lillian de la Rosa, Carmen Morales, Gaspar Santiago, Jose Fernandez, Rafael Pagán, Pauline Velasquez.
Meet Our Board
Our team combines experience with passion, creativity, and dedication. From rural back roads to corporate boardrooms we are committed to supporting the growth and development of our members and the communities we serve.
Louis A. Medina, MSW
Vilma E Matos, LCSW-R
2nd Vice President
Sonia Palacio-Grottola, LCSW, ACSW-R
Rev. Ryland Gaines, Jr., MBA
Milagros Dueño, LCSW
Faith Vallante, LCSW, BCD
Immediate Past President
Members at large
Roy Aranda, Psy. D. J.D
Eva Figueroa, LMSW
Trinidad de Jesus Arguello,Ph.D.,RN, LISW
Monseratte Montalvo, LCSW
Joan Fusco, RN
Eileen Rivera, LMSW