Angela Smittie is a clinically licensed independent social worker supervisor (LISW-S) and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor clinical supervisor (LICDC-CS) in the state of Ohio
Ms. Smittie has worked at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC) for the past 12 years where she currently serves as an as a Grant and Per Diem Liaison providing administrative and clinical oversight to local VA funded homeless shelters.
She has also served as a clinician in the Substance Dependence Program at CVAMC specializing in Dual Diagnosis and Buprenorphine treatment as well as the Hud Vash program, specializing in housing homeless Veterans.
In addition to her administrative role, she serves on the CVAMC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee as the Special Emphasis Program Manager for Black Employment.
In addition, she serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Kentucky School of Social work in the MSW program.
Prior experience includes Employee Assistance Consulting, private practice and community mental health.
Angela holds a BSSW from Miami University and a MSW from the University of Cincinnati and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky in the Doctor of Social Work program with an expected graduation of May 7, 2022.
Her area of interest is racism within the social work profession with special interest in how racism is perpetuated in social work employment settings and practice implications for social work leadership and administration.
Ms. Smittie has extensive skill in clinical and administrative social work, substance use disorders, healthy lifestyle, coaching and mentoring with demonstrated leadership, and supervisory experience.
She is committed to helping social work leadership and administration begin process of building an anti-racist workforce by facilitating difficult conversations about racial inequities in the workplace and offering a best practice guide to implement strategies and antiracist practices in social work employment settings.