Rob Edwards , MSW, LGSW, PACC
For the past two decades Rob has been serving the non-profit sector in leadership roles in the areas of mental health, child welfare, disabilities and family services. Rob has a passion for donor engagement, program development, quality improvement and supporting others in their career advancement. His self-care go to is trail running.
Rob holds a BA from Saint Mary’s University and a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota where he was a Child Welfare Scholar and Minnesota Department of Human Services Fellow. Rob holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Permanency and Adoption Competency and served as a committee member on the Minnesota Statewide Foster Care Workgroup. Rob has presented lectures on social work topics throughout Minnesota, across the US, in Canada and in Ireland. In 2012, Rob was awarded the Early Career Excellence Award from National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter and is a past President of the National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter including serving on their Board of Directors for over a decade. He also served on the Board of Directors for AspireMN, the national Foster Family-based Treatment Association and is currently a member of the Council of Regents at Saint Mary’s University and has served as adjunct faculty at University of Minnesota School of Social Work for the past seven years.