John S. Shalett

John S. Shalett, MSW, LCSW-BACS, LMFT-S

John S. Shalett, MSW, LCSW-BACS, LMFT-S

Board Member / Secretary

John Shalett received his MSW from Louisiana State University in May 1969. He entered the U.S. Army as a Social Work Officer (Captain) and served on active duty for six years. During this time, he completed a two year fellowship in Child and Family Studies at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Upon leaving the U.S. Army, he returned to New Orleans where he was an instructor in Family Medicine at LSUMC. During his forty-six year career, he has had diverse experience in clinical work, supervision, teaching, and as an Executive Director of two non-profit agencies. He is the founding President of the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; served as the first Executive Director of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. He has served as the chair of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) and is a Faculty Fellow of the Foundation for the Mid-South. He also served as chair of the International Project for Nonprofit Leadership, UNO. John has published a number of articles and is the co-editor of Cross Cultural Practices with Couples and Families, Haworth Press, May 1997.

John spent 14 years at Family Service of Greater New Orleans, where he served as Senior Vice-President for Programs. He briefly left New Orleans in 2003 serving as Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island. He returned to New Orleans in 2006 to serve the mental health community after Hurricane Katrina. He has served as an adjunct instructor in the MPA Program at UNO, teaching in the nonprofit leadership concentration. In addition, he served as both an adjunct faculty member and field instructor for the Tulane School of Social Work. He retired from full-time work in June 2015. Prior to retirement, he served as the Executive Director of Trinity Counseling and Training Center, Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, LA. He served in this position from September 2011 through June 2015.