Board of Directors

National Association of Social Workers
Arizona Chapter
Board of Directors

Board Description: The board of directors has 20 members with representation from each of the 4 geographic branches. Branch Representatives and officers are elected and serve 2 year terms; Student Representatives serve 1 year terms; President serves 1 year as President-Elect and 2 years as President.

Board of Directors 2020 - 2021

Erin Lowry 


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Katie Mommaerts LCSW

First Vice President

Katherine Mommaerts, LCSW is Assistant Clinical Professor and Online Field Coordinator in the Department of Social Work at Northern Arizona University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Masters in Social Work in 2006. Katie brings with her more than ten years of direct social work experience in various roles across the life span. She has worked in a variety of settings, such as: integrated care, hospice, school social work, and community mental/behavioral health. She obtained an Infant/Family Clinical Practice Certificate from the Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Institute. Katie is also a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Health program at NAU.


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Lilly Pérez-Freerks, LMSW

Lilly Pérez has been a professional social worker since 1999 and is an ASU alumnus. She has extensive experience in both direct practice and macro social work. Lilly has been with ASU School of Social Work since 2004, supporting field education, quality assurance and program assessment. Lilly is also a social work educator providing student instruction in a variety of social work courses.


Vincent Fricano 

Telly Rivenburgh 

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Bianca Harper, DCSW, LCSW

Bianca Harper is a clinical associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work and has been a social worker for fourteen years. She received her Doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters of Social Work at Arizona State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and her practice and research interests include child maltreatment, traumatic stress, trauma informed treatment, and pedagogy.

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April Reed, MSW

April Reed has been a social worker since 2003. She workers with individuals with disabilities and their families to support independence, and helps educate that community to become engaged advocates. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2005.


Melanie Walker


Tallerita Tunney Rogers, MSW, MPA

Tallerita Tunney Rogers is a Diné (Navajo) Social Worker who earned her MSW and MPA from ASU, and her BA in Sociology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In her role as Director of Community Development at Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. in Flagstaff she coordinates the Reach UR Life suicide prevention program which provides training and technical assistance to youth-serving agencies and school systems to build capacity and sustainability in the workforce. She also oversees the Native Connections suicide prevention program, the LIFE (Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment), the Overlook and Supportive Services programs.  Tallerita has had other work experiences with Indigenous communities and non-profit organizations serving Indigenous people. Tallerita has served on the Arizona Chapter of NASW for one year as Branch Representative and has served as a part of the InterTribal Advisory Council (now Indigenous Peoples Advisory Council) for Coconino County since November 2019.