Chapter Team

Executive Director - Heather McLaughlin, MSW, MPH

MEMBERS ONLY may contact Heather: or 303-753-8890.


Heather McLaughlin is the Executive Director for the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Founded in 1955, NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Heather's interest in social work began while working in residential youth programs and for a women's center in Fort Worth, Texas. Heather completed Master's degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Before starting with NASW in 2017, Heather’s career included nearly two decades as a non-profit program director and executive director in the Denver Metro area. Heather also spent several years working as a public school community liaison. Earlier in her career, she held positions in public health policy in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Heather has been privileged to supervise social work interns throughout her career. She works closely with Colorado’s Schools of Social Work and is an Affiliate Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University’s Department of Social Work. Heather welcomes your thoughts and feedback in accomplishing our shared goals in advancing social justice; advocating on behalf of our clients and communities; and elevating NASW members and the profession of social work.

Chapter Administrative Assistant (contractor) - Elizabeth Conover

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Latoya Prante Contact:


Latoya has been working towards her master's degree in Social Work because she strives to make changes in the quality of care among the elderly and Veterans mental health. Her background is in Geriatrics. She received her CNA certification 10 years ago and has been a practicing CNA ever since. Latoya is currently interning with Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC). While working with NASW-CO, she wants to touch on social work issues on all levels (micro, mezzo, and macro) and feels she will get that opportunity here at NASW-CO.

Chapter Intern


Alexandra Cardona, MSW Intern - University of Denver

Chapter Lobbyists (contract) Frontline Public Affairs

All members of our lobbying team are MSWs.