William Evans (MSW ’77), LCSW, ACSW, LMFT, has held a Diplomate Credential with the National Association of Social Workers since 1987, the same year he was named President of NASW’s Montana Chapter. That’s not surprising, considering the breadth of his accomplishments. While Director of Helena Community Mental Health Center, Evans was named Montana Social Worker of the Year Award in 1984 for co-authoring the state’s first social work licensing bill and working with NASW to get it passed. The next year, he played a key role making Montana the first state to approve Medicaid reimbursement for counseling and therapy provided by licensed social workers. Evans later represented the Montana Chapter at the national NASW delegate assembly in Washington D.C, was elected to the National Nominations and Leadership Committee, and eventually served as the Committee’s co-chair.