Social Work Breaks Barriers

Nicole Williams Smiling for headshot

Senior Director Discusses Healthy Family Systems – Nicole Williams, MSW

“You can’t just focus on the individual when you have a sick child; you have to focus on families. You have to focus on the barriers they faced before they got here to access care and the barriers they may face when they go back. 20% of RMHC Bay Area families come from medically underserved communities, and as social workers, we’re committed to social justice.” Read more from Nicole Frances Williams on how RMHC Bay Area fosters healthy family systems.

Vice President on Social Work in Leadership – Juan Hernandez, BSW

“For me, it has always been important to remember my purpose. There have been many stressful situations to navigate throughout my time at Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area; however, at the end of the day, it is figuring out a solution to support families with sick children that’s most important.” Read more from Juan Hernandez on social work in leadership. 

Juan Hernandez, VP Programs & Community Engagement
Chief Executive Officer Laura Boudreau smiling for a headshot.

CEO Reflects on Social Work Values’ Impact on Service – Laura Keegan Boudreau, MSW, MPH

“Family-centered care is designed to empower families in the care of their children. It’s about recognizing the family as the child’s primary and most profound relationship, and about respecting the family’s values, beliefs, and culture. To me, the values underlying family-centered care and social work are one in the same.” Read more from Laura Keegan Boudreau on social work values in service.