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March is National Social Work Month: Tracie Moorer

Mar Tue, 2023, See more: Staff Spotlight

Tracie Moorer was born in Jacksonville, Florida. A portion of her childhood was spent moving around. She was a “military brat.” Which she says was one of the best experiences of her life. Tracie has lived in North Carolina and Virginia. She graduated high school in Norfolk, Va. and then her family settled in Pensacola, Fl.  shortly after her high school graduation. Tracie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, which she earned from the Colorado Technical University. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University.

Tracie has been working in the area of Social Work for more than 15 years. More than 5 of those years has been with NWF Health Network. Tracie’s first job was in child welfare. Most of her career has been in the area of behavioral health. Her experience ranges from clinical to administrative. She has served both the youth and adult population; and families. During her tenure with NWF Health Network, Tracie has served as Housing Coordinator, Adult Care Coordinator, which included being identified as the Regional Forensic lead. Tracie currently serves as Program Development Specialist. Her effective communication skills and relationship building skills are very important to her role. “Leadership skills are also vital to this role. A large portion of leadership involves listening, learning, partnering, and influence. The understanding of this and my innate leadership qualities has proven to  be extremely vital to my role with. The relationship building and being able to be a change agent is my favorite part of the job. My top five strengths are responsibility, relator, connectedness, communication, and developer. All of these combined shines through in the display of my passion for this work.”

Tracie’s favorite quote is “Service is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali. “This quote serves as motivation and reminder of why social work chose me.”

Tracie is inspired by her family; her husband, 4 children, bonus daughter, and granddaughter.  “This work, social work itself inspires me. The stories of hope and optimism. The sacrifices, all the work that happens out front and behind the scenes. The endurance and tenacity. The staying, when everyone was else has long gone.”

Tracie believes in self-care, and spends her time off with her family. She says her greatest accomplishment will always be building her family.  She has a group of 6 friends who she hangs out with and talks to daily. Tracie enjoys reading and walking every morning with her husband. They walk before work and watch the sunrise, they consider this a time of reflection, laughter, love, appreciation, and gratitude of the simple things in life.  

NWF appreciates your dedication and hard work, Tracie! Thank you.

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