President of NASW and IFSW North American Region
Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, MSW, LCSW (Pennsylvania Chapter), is the incoming President of the National Association of Social Workers and the current IFSW North American Regional President. She is a professor emerita of social work at West Chester University (WCU) in Pennsylvania. Joyner received a BSW from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and her MSW from Howard University’s School of Social Work in Washington, DC.
Her professional career began at Chester County Children and Youth services as a protective service worker; she was promoted to department head, then legal liaison of the child abuse unit. Joyner later joined the faculty at WCU as an associate professor, where she was elected by the faculty as department chair of the undergraduate social work department. She retired from the university as a full professor, and presently works as a consultant.
Joyner is a member of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Council on Social Work Education, and NASW. In West Chester, she serves on the board of directors of Chester County Food Bank and is a bank director at DNBFirst.