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Sarah Christa Butts

Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, Director of Public Policy National Association of Social Workers

Workshop II: The Undervaluation of Care Work in Human Services

Sarah Christa Butts (She/Her), MSW, is Director of Public Policy at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), headquarters office in Washington, DC. Butts is responsible for leading the association’s public policy, political and legislative affairs agenda, overseeing field organizing, working at both the national level and with 55 NASW state chapters, political candidates’ fundraising and endorsement efforts, as well as developing and advancing the association’s strategic goals and objectives related to influencing the legislative and executive branches of government.

Prior to joining NASW, she served as the executive director of the Grand Challenges for Social Work, and she is the founding administrator of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. She is a member of the board of directors of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy and the Mental Health Liaison Group. She is a member of the leadership board of the Grand Challenges for Social Work and a member of the national steering committee and advisor to the International Transformational Resilience Coalition.

She earned her BSW degree at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and MSW degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore.