Mission

To be a forum for in-depth and thoughtful dialogue, responsive to the needs of all stakeholders as a means of striving for excellence in field education.

 

Purpose

  • Create a feedback loop between the School, community agencies, faculty and students to enhance integration of field education and classroom instruction.
  • Assist in identification of the learning needs of field instructors to maintain quality field education consistent with CSWE standards.
  • Be involved in recruitment of new field placement sites.
  • Provide input and support in developing field instructor and continuing education materials.
  • Examine trends in field education that address current practice methods and issues for service delivery.

 

Committee Membership

The Field Advisory Committee (FAC) membership is comprised of:

  • the Director of Field Education, who chairs the committee,
  • the Director of the School of Social Work,
  • field office staff/internship coordinators,
  • two faculty members,
  • one BSSW and one MSW student representative in good academic standing, who serve one‐year terms. The students must have a recommendation from their academic advisor and a recommendation from a social work faculty member, field liaison or their agency field instructor.
  • Eight to ten community members representing area agencies, active field instructors or other stakeholders. Community members are chosen on the basis of interest and commitment and represent a broad range of agency placements, various training opportunities, diverse populations served and public and private agencies. Agency representatives are generally expected to serve 2 or 3 year terms, but in some cases may serve additional terms or be asked to retain membership for longer periods as executive members.

 

Committee Member Responsibilities

The committee meets eight times each academic year and may form adhoc committees for projects as needed. Members are expected to attend at least six meetings yearly.

Interested persons are asked to apply to the chair of the FAC and may be invited to meet with/interview with members of the FAC as part of the selection process.
 

Committee Members

Field Advisory Committee

Keith Alford, PhD, MSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
kalford@syr.edu
315-443-5562

Kris Barrett, BSW
Toomey Residential and Community
1654 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
kbarrett@ccoc.us
315-424-1845

Xenia Becher, LMSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
xgbecher@syr.edu
315-443-5112

Nadaya Brantley, LMSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
nbrantle@syr.edu
315-443-9923

Mark Buttiglieri, LMSW
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
buttiglm@upstate.edu
315-464-4345

Nancy DiGenova, LCSW
VA Medical Center
800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
nancy.digenova@va.gov
315-425-3774

Deborah Ducett, LMSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
dmducett@syr.edu
315-443-5586

Kristin Esposito, LMSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
kcesposi@syr.edu
315-443-0468

Ellen Ketchum, LCSW-R
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County
1654 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
eketchum@ccoc.us
315-362-7568

Samantha McCoy
smccoy@syr.edu

Pat Moore, LCSW
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
patricia.moore@omh.ny.gov
315-426-3654

Jolie Moran, LMSW
Vera House
6181 Thompson Road, Ste 100, Syracuse, NY 13206
jmoran@verahouse.org
315-425-0818  

Nathan Rauscher, LMSW
Syracuse Behavioral Health
329 N Salina St suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13203
nathanr@sbh.org
315-474-5506 x222  

Lori Tarbell
lmtarbel@syr.edu

Bette Thoreck, LMSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
ebthorec@syr.edu
315-443-5567

Tracy Torelli, LCSW
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health
742 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13057
Tracy.Torelli@sjhsyr.org
315-703-2700  

Amber Vander Ploeg, MSW
Rescue Mission
120 Gifford St, Syracuse, NY 13202
amber.vanderploeg@rmsyr.org
315-679-6209  

Fanny Villarreal, LMSW
YMCA
401 Douglas St, Syracuse, NY 13203
fvillarrealywca@cnymail.com
315-424-0040  

Tracy Walker, LMSW
School of Social Work
244 White Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
ttwalker@syr.edu
315-443-5565

Amy Wiggins
Elmcrest
960 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY 13224
amy.wiggins@dfa.state.ny.us
315-446-6250