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NASW member picked to lead Massachusetts Health & Human Services Secretariat

Marylou Sudders. Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.

Marylou Sudders. Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.

National Association of Social Workers member Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, has been appointed to head Massachusett’s huge health and human services secretariat, according to this article in the Boston Globe.

Sudders most previously ran Boston College’s health and mental health graduate program. She was also a commissioner of the state Department of Mental Health and president of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

“Having dedicated my professional life to social work, mental health and caring for the most vulnerable members of our society, I am humbled and inspired to take on this role,” Sudders said in a statement released by Massachusetts Governor-Elect Charlie Baker.

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  2. Dear Director,

    Hi! I would like to introduce myself; my name is Mrs. Rajani Suram. I am social worker for poor and needy children in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. I happily married with two children (A girl and a boy). My dream of working for the betterment of the poor and the marginalized has come true when my husband Mr. Shoury Babu Rebba established Non Governmental organization (NGO) called “Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society” (KISES) in 1999. Working with Tribals and Dalit women initially at Khammam District and with fisherman communities and farmers of the Island villages of Edurumondi of Krishna district has given me immense satisfaction.

    We have also implemented water and sanitation (WASH) progremme and health programme of MCH (Mother and Child) in the island villages of Edurumondi panchayat, Nagayalanka mandal and Pedapatnam panchayat villages of Machiliptanm mandal of Krishna district successfully with the active participation of women of the respective villages, especially the women from down trodden communities. And it is at Pedapatnam, we have constructed a Health Centre for the benefit of the people from the surrounding 25 coastal villages, in which MCH (Mother & Child Health) programme is being implemented apart from conducting frequent health camps and health camps and health campaigns. But I feel that what I have done so far is not even a drop in the ocean. There is much more to do. I wish and pray that I will be able to address few more socio-economic problems, especially such as child-rights violation, gender-discriminatory, rehabilitation if HIV/AIDS affected children, physically challenged, Environmental programs, Agricultural programmes and dump hill people etc.,

    Web link : If you are inspired to join hands in serving the poor and the vulnerable of our society, you are most welcome or else, just. Wish me good luck?

    Please see our programmes web-links and attached files.

    Thanking you

    With Regards

    Mrs. Rajani Suram
    Executive Director
    Phone: 0091 866 2541720
    Mobile: 0091 9440573842
    e-mail :

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