Odyssey House executive honored by national organization

The NYC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC) presented Odyssey House EVP/Chief Operating Officer John Tavolacci with the Emerald Award at their 12th Annual Leadership Dinner. NASW-NYC, through its annual Leadership Awards, recognizes social workers who demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities and a unique commitment to the improvement of social and human conditions.

Mr. Tavolacci is a clinical social worker specializing in addiction treatment with more than 30 years of experience in the addiction field. “It’s an honor to be recognized by my colleagues in the social work field,” said Mr. Tavolacci.

NASW-NYC represents professional social workers who are working throughout the five boroughs, primarily in public and non-profit organizations. Nationally, NASW is the largest organization representing social workers in the world. The national organization, including NASW-NYC, seeks to develop and promote professional standards for social work practice and advocates for strengthening programs on behalf of social work clients and for policies that support social workers in their professional work.