Chapter President
Lauren J. Yabut, LICSW

Lauren J. Yabut

Lauren J Yabut MSW LICSW, NASW member since 2014 and recipient of the 2017 Social Worker of the Year award in aging, is thrilled to begin her term as president of the NASW-RI chapter.  

Lauren has served the elderly and disabled populations of RI via the provision of stable housing, social services, assisted living, and long term care since 1999 at Charlesgate in Providence.  She has served as the administrator of Charlesgate Nursing Center and currently serves as the administrator of Charlesgate Senior Living Center.  She believes that provision of stable housing and quality health care services are the keys to maintaining success  in community living for marginalized and under-served populations.  

When not working, Lauren enjoys gardening, outdoor living and spending time with her husband of 24 years and their two teenage children.


Interim Executive Director

Rebekah Gewirtz, MPA 

Rebekah Gewirtz is Executive Director of NASW's Massachusetts chapter.

Deputy Director
Angelita (Angie) Almeida

Angie has been with NASW-RI since November of 1991. She has served under two separate executive directors during her tenure.  In 2004, Angie received the Gilman-Wells Award on behalf of the Rhode Island Chapter for demonstrated excellence.