Heather Murphy, director of clinical operations at the Gándara Center, was recently one of three recipients of the 2017-2018 Field Supervisors of the Year Award, which was presented by the Springfield College School of Social Work. Congratulations, Heather!

Murphy, MSW, LICSW, has been at Gándara since 2011. At present, she is responsible for the management of clinical services across all agency divisions and provides vision and leadership to enhance service provision by administering consistent, coordinated, and appropriate care with a focus on quality, outcomes, and consumer satisfaction.

She began at Gándara as the clinical supervisor at Maple STARR before moving on as the clinical director for the Continuum program, and then as the agency’s director of quality management. Murphy received her master’s degree in social work from Fordham University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social work from Walden University. In addition to her work at Gándara, she is also the assistant field director and an adjunct professor in the social work department at Elms College.

The Gándara Center is always looking to provide opportunities for college students to gain practical experience in pursuing their social work degrees. Do you know anyone who would like to perform an internship at the Gándara Center? Internships are a great way to convert classroom knowledge into real world skills.

For more information on internship opportunities, contact Kathleen Brown, director of human resources, at 413-736-8329 or kbrown@gandaracenter.org.