S360 award 2014

The WAMS Conference Event Series brings together people across all levels and experiences, giving many who might not have otherwise ever crossed paths, the opportunity to listen to and learn from one another. Many say that these gatherings leave them feeling refreshed and inspired as well as more knowledgeable and better networked than they were before. Videos of the unique presentations given at these events are available to all on Vimeo through our media partner, Headwire Media (See videos to the right or below).


Tim Garvin, CEO and President of United Way of Central Mass. offers 5 ways that together we can redefine and reimagine social progress.

Charles Gagnon, COO of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council encourages us to imagine differently.

Ruthie Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy for Empath (formerly Crittenton Women’s Union), offers measurable results as Empath works to shape public policy and achieve social change

Senator Jamie Eldridge calls for a broader vision to make a greater difference in families’ lives.

Empath Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Mary Coleman describes how toxic stress affects decision making among the poor, and outlines the goals/ success of the Crittenton Mobile Mentoring Program.

Jon Wortmann, author, trainer and minister, identifies tools that social service providers and others working with clients under stress can use to practice self care.

John Wortmann, author, trainer and minister, offers specific strategies  that can be used to diffuse and manage stressful situations.