Chapter Staff

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 the Delaware Chapter 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.  

Ask Me About: 

  • Chapter Advocacy
  • Legislative activities
  • Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committee
  • Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibits
  • Partnering with NASW-DE
  • Developing Continuing Education events
  • Current CEU offerings
  • Annual Conference
  • Membership and Member Services
  • Licensing
  • Ethics
  • BSWE
  • Regulations
  • Executive, Finance, and Personnel Committees


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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, and as content creator/writer. Her passion for social issues and social justice compelled her to join the NASW in an effort to help social workers and advocate for the profession.

Ask Me About: 

  • Joining NASW-DE
  • Volunteering for Unit positions
  • Using Membership Benefits
  • Updating Member Information
  • Local Unit Activities
  • Applying for CEU approval
  • Upcoming Continuing Education programming
  • Advertising on our Web Site
  • newSWire™ (weekly e-newsletter)
  • Mailing List Sales
  • Chapter Meetings for the Board of Directors



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Ready to Lead?

The strength of our organization relies on experienced social workers like yourself whom are willing to lend their expertise and time to strengthening the chapter and advocating on behalf of our profession in Delaware.