SMA Behavioral Healthcare Employee Earns Social Worker of the Year

Ivan Cosimi (left) and Social Worker of the Year Lamar “Sonny” Donaldson.
Ivan Cosimi (left) and Social Worker of the Year Lamar “Sonny” Donaldson.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - March 24, 2015 - PRLog -- SMA Behavioral Healthcare (SMA) is pleased to announce that staff member Lamar “Sonny” Donaldson, LCSW, has been named Volusia/Flagler’s Social Worker of the Year.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Sonny,” said Ivan Cosimi, CEO of SMA. “He exemplifies the best of the profession’s values and achievements through his many accomplishments,” Cosimi added.

The award was presented to Sonny by the Volusia/Flagler Unit of NASW (National Association of Social Workers), Florida Chapter at its Annual Social Work Month Awards Banquet on Fri., March 20, 2015 at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive in Daytona Beach.

The award criteria includes making a demonstrable difference in such areas as advocacy for clients, social policy, social work practice, program development, administration, and research. The winner was required to demonstrate outstanding leadership, contribute to a positive image for the social work profession, and take risks to achieve outstanding results.

Public dmqqv Citizen of the Year awards were also giving to Dixie Morgese, BA, CAP, ICADC and Kate Cumiskey, BA Special Ed.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare has been serving the northeast Florida community with mental health and drug treatment services for over 50 years.  SMA provides more than 35 mental health and substance abuse programs, providing prevention, diversion, intervention, and treatment services, delivered to diverse client populations Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare’s mission is to deliver exceptional and comprehensive behavioral healthcare to individuals and families in our community. SMA’s vision is of a community where addiction and mental illness are treated promptly, comprehensively and with respect for all. Contact SMA at 800-539-4228 or online at or stay connected on Facebook at

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