I am excited to begin my journey as President of FSOSW for 2018-2020. This organization means so much to me and to those who have served before me. We have a very strong board that provides leadership, mentoring and a wealth of knowledge to assist oncology social workers throughout our state in learning what it means to be an oncology social worker.
As social workers, we have all the skills and tools necessary to become leaders in the oncology field. We need to apply those skills not only to helping patients but to lead our organizations and to help shape our profession. I would like to challenge each one of us to take a more active role in the decision making of our organizations and to empower other social workers to step up and advocate for our profession just like we do for our patients. We have a great conference planned to help us meet this challenge and I hope each one of you will take advantage of this opportunity to attend. Together we can move our profession ahead to better serve our patients and shape the future of oncology care.
Thank you for taking the time to join our organization and I look forward to meeting everyone and engaging in dialogue that inspires and excites us about our future in cancer care.