NASW Vermont Chapter Staff

Executive Director

Lynn Stanley, LICSW

Lynn Stanley

Lynn Stanley, LICSW is the executive director for the NASW Vermont Chapter and the NASW NH Chapter. She has clinical experience and a strong macro social work background in social policy, training and facilitation, non-profit leadership, and volunteer board coordination. She spent 14 years with Casey Family Services: first as a clinical case manager, then providing technical assistance to foster/ adoptive parent associations, and the last six years as the Team Leader for Casey’s school-based Franklin Family Resource Center.

Lynn was the Lead for the NH Afterschool Network, working to increase out of school learning opportunities for youth and closing the opportunity gap for lower income youth. She is adjunct faculty/teaching lecturer at the University of New Hampshire, Simmons University, Plymouth State University, and Rivier University. Lynn earned her MSW from the University of New Hampshire. She is also a proud Zonta member.

You may contact her by phone at the Chapter or on her cell (603) 496-0994 or by emailing

Emryn Lessie, Administrative Assistant

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Emryn (they/them) graduated with their undergraduate degree in human services from Southern New Hampshire University and hopes to pursue their MSW. Emryn splits their professional time between NASW and as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. In their free time, Emryn enjoys writing queer fiction and spending time with their wife and two pets. Emryn can be reached by email at

MSW Student Interns

Amy Tietjen

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Amy Tietjen is a first-year student in the MSW program at UNH. She is interested in the fields of medical social work and elder services. She received a Bachelor of Science from Montana State University, Bozeman. She currently works as a certified medical assistant at a primary care practice. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, and spending time with her family and her cat.

Caroline Apiki

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Caroline Apiki is currently a student at the University of New Hampshire and working to complete her MSW. Last year, she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with her bachelors degree in political science. While completing her undergraduate degree, she realized that her main area of interest was social policy, which led her to pursue a career in social work. In her free time she enjoys running, cooking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

Karina Bonilla

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Karina Bonilla completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Anselm College in 2021 and she am currently in the MSW program at the University of New Hampshire. She works full time as the Program Director for Access Academy at Saint Anselm College, an after-school college access program for high school students. She lives in Manchester, NH with her husband Jason and their dog Jojo. In her free time she loves to be outside sitting by a fire or on the beach, reading a good book.