Current Board Officers
Featured below are the current NASWCO Chapter Board Officers. You may find information on additional board members at Region/Student Representatives and Committee Chairs.
To reach a Board Officer please contact the Chapter Office via the Contact Us form on this website.
President (2020 - 2022)
Julie Clockston, DSW, LCSW (she/her)
Dr. Julie Clockston, DSW, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Julie Clockston Counseling LLC DBA Therapy Rocks and Co-founder of SOAR Colorado LLC, an agency for individuals diagnosed with developmental/ intellectual disabilities. Dr. Clockston is the mother of four and considers them to be her greatest gifts in life. She is an off-site field instructor for BSSW and MSW students at Arizona State University (ASU) and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD) where she is also an alumna. She had the honor of being the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) Vice President 2015 during her MSW program. She is the proud recipient of the inaugural 2018 NASW CO Early Career Social Worker Award. She recently received her Doctor of Social Work degree from Capella University. She is a member of the Denver Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), board member of the Colorado State University (CSU) Parents and Families board and president of The Association for Successful Parenting (TASP) where she serves on the Education Committee.
Dr. Clockston is a former Colorado state licensed therapeutic foster parent and has dedicated her career to working in mental health care for 24 years. She has a background in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on domestic violence from the Community College of Denver. Outside of the scope of her social work designation, she has infused human service into all the work and trades she has participated in. She has worked in the community as a licensed real estate broker who had a passion for working with socioeconomically marginalized individuals and first-time home buyers. She specializes in a variety of therapeutic modalities, but it is her extensive study and time working with individuals who have experienced trauma that allows her to provide special care to individuals who have been victimized.
“I will utilize my authentic leadership style to incorporate a Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX) oriented presence on the board. I will utilize my eclectic and diverse experience with practice, and academic experience. I will use my abilities in service of the NASW members, profession, and association on primarily the local level but also extend that to the national level where appropriate. I am very passionate about social work, and upon reflection, I have found that I am social work oriented in most all things done. My passion is for the populations that we serve and our profession as a whole. I am committed and excited about the opportunity to work and to learn with our local board, national board, members, and social work affiliates. There are so many amazing layers of social work. I am excited about learning ways to contribute and be of service, advocacy, local, national and global awareness regarding injustices, strengthening on all levels of systems from micro to macro, empowering my colleagues who are my everyday heroes and learning ways to strengthen our communities as well as what barriers are inhibiting us in our social work practice. I would like to see us evolve locally and garner more presence both in person and strengthen our reach within venues such as social media.”