Elizabeth J. Clark

Elizabeth Clark

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) J. Clark wrote about social work as a profession and leadership development. She was an experienced CEO, national leader, author, and speaker. She was the President of the Start Smart Career Center, which helps women navigate nonprofit careers and become leaders. Her previous position of 12 years was CEO of the National Association of Social Workers.

She practiced clinically as director of a hospital cancer program, and as director of diagnostic and therapeutic services at Albany Medical Center (NY). She also held the academic positions of Associate Professor of Health Professions at Montclair State University (NJ) and Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at Albany Medical College.

Her publications focused on social policy and leadership and on the clinical areas of cancer survivorship, loss, hope, and burnout. Recent books include Choose Hope. Always Choose Hope, 100 Ways to Stay Smart and Keep Your Career on Track, 100 Ways to Start Smart and Get Ahead in Your Career, and Hope Matters: The Power of Social Work.

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