Chapter Team

Our Chapter team leads and delivers the daily operations of the chapter.  We're here to answer questions, lend support, develop programs that are meaningful to the social workers in Delaware and help connect you with your peers.

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Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director


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Jennifer Thompson is the Executive Director of both the Delaware & New Jersey Chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Social Work and obtained her MSW from Columbia University in 2005. 

Ms. Thompson has worked in the nonprofit and public sector for more than a decade, serving in programmatic, advocacy and management roles. She began her career at the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and served as a Sr. Advisor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a number of citywide initiatives including homeless services, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure. In the nonprofit sector, she developed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for young breast cancer survivors at Sharsheret, and most recently was the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Girl Scouts, where she led advocacy initiatives that included a collaboration with the office of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her initiative, Let Girls Learn. Ms. Thompson is passionate about advocating for social workers in both traditional and non-traditional roles.   When she is not advocating for the profession, she is active in her community, serving on a number of committees and volunteering at her son's school.  


  • Chapter Advocacy
  • Legislative activities
  • Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committee
  • Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibits
  • Executive, Finance, and Personnel Committees
  • Volunteering for Unit positions
  • Partnering with NASW-DE
  • Developing Continuing Education events
  • Current CEU offerings
  • Upcoming Continuing Education programming
  • Membership and Member Services
  • Ethics
  • BSWE
  • Regulations
  • Using Membership Benefits
  • Local Unit Activities
  • Mailing List Sales
  • Chapter Meetings for the Board of Directors


Resia-Maria Cooper, MSW
Engagement Coordinator


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Resia Cooper (Ray-Z-Uh / Koo.Pr) is the Engagement Coordinator for the Delaware & New Jersey Chapters of NASW. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to immigrant parents, she learned early on that being a lifelong learner will open many doors. Family ties have always been on the top of her priority list. In 2013 her father was diagnosed with dementia. Through that journey, her love for research, her family, with the guidance of a geriatric social worker, she found the strength to be a great caregiver and a passion for the social work profession. In 2021, prior to joining the NASW team, Resia became a student intern of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  
In May 2022, she received her master’s in social work from Fordham University and is eager to enter the social work profession. Resia is passionate about student success, program & leadership development, and Macro social work.


  • Continuing Education
  • Licensing
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Advocacy


Makyla Coulombe-Burke
Special Projects Coordinator


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Makyla Coulombe-Burke (pronounced Muh-KY-luh | Koo-loam | B-erK) is the Special Projects Coordinator of the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Born and raised in Montreal, QC she moved to the US in 2018 with a DCS (Diploma of College Studies) in Social Science from Vanier College and a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University.

Makyla has worked in graphic design, production, marketing, professional formatting, social media management, and as content creator/writer.

In 2020 she received her coaching certification, and focuses primarily on personal and career development with ethics and sustainability at it's core. Makyla is also passionate about social issues and social justice which compelled her to join the nasw staff in an effort to help social workers and advocate for the profession.

  • Joining NASW-DE
  • Social media content
  • Using membership benefits
  • Updating member information
  • CEU certificates
  • Applying for CEU approval
  • Advertising on our web site
  • Weekly Connection (weekly e-newsletter)