Board of Directors

Nancy Fox, LCSW-C, is a founding member of the AHSWDC and is the organization’s immediate past president. Under her tenure, the organization launched its annual Retreat at the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland, a three-day, 12-CEU program of learning that combines case discussion, presentation on leading practice issues and social events to strengthen professional connections. Nancy has more than 30 years experience as a health care social worker, and has also practiced in the areas of employee assistance, crisis counseling and social work supervision. Nancy currently works for Hoy Cross Homecare & Hospice. She received her Master of Social Work from NCSSS.

Janan Frey, LCSW-C, is a founding member of AHSWDC and manages the organizations CEU program.  Janan retired in 2015 from her position as the Baltimore/Washington, DC coordinator of Social Work PRN, and organization that connects social workers with temporary assignments in a range of clinical settings. Prior to her position at Social Work PRN, Janan was Director of Case Management at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland. She also has many years of experience working as a clinical social worker in acute care settings. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Lynn Hardesty, LCSW-C, BCD is a founding member of AHSWDC and is currently a social work supervisor in the clinical center at the National Institutes of Health. Lynn has more than 30 years experience in social work practice and supervision. Prior to her current position, Lynn was the manager of the Hematology-Oncology Patient and Family Support Program at Children’s National Medical Center, where she played a critical role in the development of psychosocial services at the hospital. With support from the American Cancer Society, she developed a social work fellowship in clinical oncology. Lynn has served as a field instructor for master’s level social work students and was an adjunct professor in NCSSS master’s program. Her clinical practice has focused on developing effective interventions to manage the challenges of chronic illness, extending palliative care to vulnerable patient populations, and facilitating inter-disciplinary programs to address issues in today’s healthcare environment. She has been recognized as a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation.
 

Andrea Lev, LCSW-C, is the current vice president of AHSWDC. She is currently the director of social work at the Woodside Center, a skilled-nursing facility providing short-term interdisciplinary rehabilitation services, a position she has held since 2000. She was previously a clinical social worker at Providence Hospital in Northeast Washington DC. Andrea also has served as a clinical supervisor and consultant to social workers at a number of DC-area nursing homes. She has a Master in Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann University, with a focus on movement therapy, and earned her Master of Social Work from NCSSS. Andrea is also a certified social work case manager.

Hal Lipton, LCSW-C, is a founding member of the AHSWDC and has previously served as the organization’s president.  Hal has more than 40 years experience in social work practice in the areas of veteran mental health, trauma programs, dialysis centers and psychiatric treatment. Hal has published numerous articles on the mediating function of the social worker and therapeutic group work. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work. 

Regina Tosca, LICSW, is treasurer of AHSWDC. Regina works as a palliative care social worker at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where she assists patients and families with advance care planning, end-of-life decision making, and coping with the affects of with chronic and life-limiting illnesses. Prior to that, she was the bone marrow transplant social worker at Children’s National Medical Center, where she developed interventions to address patient and family social, emotional, practical and spiritual needs. She received her Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration in health care from NCSSS. She is a Reiki-level II certified practitioner.  

Tyrone White, LGSW, is the current president of AHSWDC and has been a member since 2012. He works as a mental health supervisor at the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, where he previously served as a therapist for patients with substance abuse, mental illness and developmental disabilities.  Tyrone also has worked as a discharge planning social worker for the INOVA Healthcare system in Northern Virginia. Tyrone received his Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration in health care from NCSSS.