National Executive Board

Prioritising wellbeing since 1979

Chairperson: 

Paula Hildebrand

Coordinator between the board members and oversees the functioning of the board. The Chairperson takes final decisions on matters and attends all official events and meetings.

Vice-Chairperson:

Dr. Heather Rauch

Performs the duties of the Chairperson when not available.

Treasurer 1: Banking

Julia Pienaar

Facilitates and manages banking functions and liaises with bookkeepers. 

Treasurer 2: Budgeting

Mike Batley

Manages the budget and oversees the audit of the Association’s financial statements and presents to the members of the Association at the Annual General Meeting.

Adoption Chairperson:

Jeevanthri Pillay

Addresses concerns with adoptions in private practice and lobbies with the relevant department and the public.

Council Liaison Desk:

Dr. Ilna Kruger

Liaises with the Council and advocates for membership issues.

Ethics Chairperson:

Mike Batley

The committee leads, guides and maintains ethical standards of practice and protects the interests of clients, social workers and the public.

ClinMed Chairperson:

Dr. Amanda Kotze-Streicher

This committee represents our professions to the medical schemes and lobbies for better pricing of codes as well as for new codes. They also attend medical scheme meetings to do with professional codes.

Has an advisory role to members on clinical and health matters.

Membership Chairperson:

Riesl Fick

Upholds SAASWIPP’s standards in assessing membership applications.

Provincial Chairpersons: Eastern Cape

Dr. Heather Rauch

Identifies and co-ordinates the activities taking place in their province.

Provincial Chairpersons: Gauteng

Paula Hildebrand

Identifies and co-ordinates the activities taking place in their province.

Provincial chairpersons: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agnes Mbhele

Identifies and co-ordinates the activities taking place in their province.

Provincial chairpersons: Western Cape

Brenda Lane

Identifies and co-ordinates the activities taking place in their province.

Legal Desk:

Ina Thompson

Guides and advises the NEB on legal, legislative and regulatory matters.

Administrator:

PR Botha

Facilitates all administrative needs.

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About SAASWIP

SAASWIPP is a voluntary professional association of social workers in private practice. Our members are experienced qualified social workers, registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP).

SAASWIPP believes in the value of the Social Work profession and in the valuable contribution made by social workers in private practice to mental health, psychosocial well-being, welfare and development in South Africa.