Alternate, National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA)
Stacey D. Hardy-Chandler, PhD, Director of Professional & Organizational Development, Fairfax County (VA) Department of Family Services
Stacey D. Hardy-Chandler, PhD, JD, LCSW, Dr. Hardy-Chandler combines her background/training in social work (M.S.W., 1988), clinical psychology (Ph.D., 1994), law (J.D., 2006) to promote transformative experiential learning, cultural humility, leadership and organizational development. She came to George Mason University and then to Fairfax County after having served as the Director of Field Education for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Social Work for nearly 13 years. While at UNLV, she was administratively active in such diverse capacities as Assistant Director of the School of Social Work, Graduate Coordinator, and Child Welfare Title IV-E Coordinator. She developed the curriculum for UNLV’s forensic social work certificate program which she also coordinated from 2005 to 2011. She is a past-president of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work and currently serves on the NOFSW Executive Board and the APHSA-NSDTA Executive Advisory Council.
Professional honors have included: National Association of Counties (NACo) 2016 and Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2015 Achievement Awards in Organizational Development for “Employee Lifecycle Retention Program” (primary co-author); Outstanding Performance Award – Individual 2015 “Family Services Leadership Academy”; Outstanding Performance Award – Team 2014 “Learning Maps”; NASW – Nevada “Social Worker of the Year, 2008. Dean’s Honor Award (law), 2006.
Dr. Hardy-Chandler’s diverse background and experience converges perfectly in her current role as the Director of Professional and Organizational Development for the Fairfax County (VA) Government, Department of Family Services.