Hello, my fellow Alabama Social Workers! I’m Jamie Nicole DeLee, LBSW. I attended Jacksonville State University where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in social work in 2006. I started out working for the Department of Human Resources for four years as a Child Protective Service worker. I then went to work for the Alabama Department of Public Health and later entered the private sector as a Nursing Home Social Work Supervisor. I decided to come back to the state in 2015 and work with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services in the Children’s Rehabilitation Services division. I was promoted to Social Work Specialist in 2017 where I serve children with Traumatic Brain Injuries and children ages fourteen to twenty-one in need of transition services for six counties.
I have served on the board of the Alabama Society of Health Care Social Workers for two terms as president and have also been the program director for two of their amazing yearly conferences.
I became interested in a position on the State Board when I had the chance to talk with a former board member and we discussed the significant amount of policy and state advocacy work that goes into this position. I want to see the State of Alabama become one of the best states known for social work advocacy and policy. As a lifelong resident of Alabama, I understand the difficulties of growing up in a rural area and the needs associated with those areas. I believe Social Workers should step up and step in to make our communities better. I look forward to serving our state to make our profession even better for Alabama.