Each year, Partners’ Senior Management Council nominates dedicated staff members to be highlighted in March for National Social Work Month and to spotlight different staff stories explaining why they decided to pursue a career in the field.
This year, one of our spotlighted individuals for Social Work Month is Diana Huerta Cervantes, MSW, a Partners’ Supervisor for the Home and Community Based Alternative (HCBA) Waiver Program.
Diana received her Bachelors in Sociology and her Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. Her passion for social work started when she recognized the lack of resources made available in her own community, and she sought to make a difference through addressing critical human needs, helping to find solutions to health challenges, and providing support to vulnerable populations and their families.
Diana joined Partners in Care Foundation in 2019 as an MSW and was promoted to Supervisor in 2021. As a social worker, she stepped up and provided a transformative and inclusive learning environment for care management teams working with participants of high acuity.
Diana reflects, “Social workers change lives and the world, and working at an organization like Partners’ provides me with all the resources and opportunities to make a difference in my community, like educating the poor, older, or Latino populations about supportive services they may not be aware of.”
Diana applauds Partners’ HCBA team for their strong comradery and how much support they provide their social workers to be successful in the field. With encouragement from Partners’ and her team, Diana pursued a License in Clinical Social Work and received her LCSW in October 2022. Now as a clinical social worker, she can provide HCBA with clinical consultation to better understand a participants’ therapeutic needs and collaborate with mental health providers within our community.
Partners’ is proud of Diana for her continuous efforts to advance in the field of social work to ensure high quality care for participants. Thank you for always going above and beyond Diana!