Congressional and Legislative Liaison
Stan Remer was appointed in 2018 by AVASW leadership to the position of AVASW Congressional and Legislative liaison following many years of distinguished service by Jerry Satterwhite.
Stan joined the DVA as a medical social worker at the VA in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has served at 5 different VA Medical Centers. He completed SWALT and Leadership VA. He was the Chief of Social Work Service at Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. He was the Social Work Executive and a Care Line Manager at the VA in Syracuse, New York. Stan has served on a number of nation-al social work committees as well as VISN Network Committees.
Stan was involved in developing licensing in two states (Kansas and Missouri) and, in Virginia, while a member of the Virginia NASW Board “title protection” was obtained for social workers. He has been active for many years with the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care serving as a Chapter President, member of the national board and recipient of the “Ida Cannon” award.
Stan was commissioned as a social work officer in the Army and served 30 years with the Army Reserve in numerous leadership positions. He currently is on the national governing board of the Reserve Organization of America (ROA) and has been active in legislative efforts to enhance building a stronger military.
Currently, Stan also is an adjunct faculty member of a small university teaching courses in social work and in the behavioral sciences.