Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW, ACSW


Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW, ACSW, is MSW Program Director and an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).  Tomaszewski brings over 25 years of experience as a public health social worker practicing in in the US and globally. Prior to Mason, she served as Senior Policy Advisor and Project Director with the National Association of Social Workers , where she directed the transdisciplinary HIV/AIDS Spectrum Mental Health Project in partnership with the  SAMSHA National HIV Mental Health Training Resource Center.  Tomaszewski also led multiple stakeholder driven initiatives focused on LGBTQ equity, social and economic justice, social services workforce strengthening, and global violence prevention.

Her expertise and research interests include HIV/AIDS syndemics, mental health and other NCDs, ethics and social work practice, LGBTQ youth, violence prevention, human rights of at-risk and marginalized communities, and increasing skills and capacity of health and social services workforce (providers, services, leadership and governance).  Tomaszewski also consults on projects ranging from program and workforce development and  community and systems level change - to building multi-sectorial partnerships and initiatives with non-profit, public and private industry leaders in health and behavioral health, public health, and social services.  She earned her Master of Social Work from West Virginia University and a Graduate Certificate (Public Health/ Global and Community Health) from George Mason University.

University Service

Adult Learning and Executive Education Committee (Chair), George Mason University, Faculty Senate University Standing Committee (2020 – 2022)

Diversity & Social Justice Committee, George Mason University, Department of Social Work (2019 – Present)

Community Service

Member. Task Force for the Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission (CDC) (2017 – current)

Member. The National Academies’, Forum on Global Violence Prevention (2012 – current)

Member. National Workgroup for System of Care Addressing the needs of youth and their families. HHS/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (2009 – current)

Chair. Mental Health Task Force. Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice (2019 – current)

Delegate Representative. Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice. United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on Non-Communicable Diseases (2018); UNHLM Universal Health Care (2019); HIV/AIDS (2021) 

Special Counsel for Social Policy and Case Work/Appointment. AIDS Coordinating Committee. American Bar Association 
(2010 – current)

Commissioner/Appointment. Commission on Youth at Risk. American Bar Association (2013 – 2019)

Advisory Committee Member.  Outreach Competencies:  Minimum Standards for conducting Street Outreach for Hard to Reach Populations. Central East ATTC/ DANYA Institute (2001)



Waldron, E., Burnett-Zeigler, I., Wee, V., Ng, Y.W., Koenig, L.J., Pederson, L.B., Tomaszewski, E., & Miller, E. (2021). Mental Health in Women Living With HIV: The Unique and Unmet Needs. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care 20. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2325958220985665 

Tomaszewski, E. (2020 July 29). Global Alliance at the United Nations: Making a commitment to the SDGs. Making the commitment to the SDGs: Universities and Beyond.

American Bar Association. (2019). AIDS 2019: A Roundtable Discussion of Current and Emerging Legal and Policy Issues: HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Stigma and Discrimination. Webcast Proceedings. Washington, DC: ABA

Tomaszewski, E. (2019). Mental health and psychosocial care integration into “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America”.  Public Comments to President's Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS. Birmingham, AL: Professional Association of Social Workers in AIDS

National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). Tomaszewski, E. (Rapporteur).  Addressing the Social and Cultural Norms That Underlie the Acceptance of Violence: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.   

National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). Tomaszewski, E. (Rapporteur). Identifying the Role of Violence and Its Prevention in the Post-2015 Global Agenda: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.  

National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). Tomaszewski, E. (Rapporteur). The Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Impacts of Violence and Trauma: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. 

Elliott, T., & Tomaszewski, E. (under SAMHSA review) Understanding the Impact of Trauma on People Living with HIV. Rockville, MD: SAMHSA  

Tomaszewski, E., Foster, P., Smith, K., Martin, J., Keig, Z., Wong, M., Craig-Oldsen, H., Tittsworth, J., & Carr, E. (2015). Sexual Orientation Change Efforts and Conversion Therapy with Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons:  Position Statement. Washington, DC:  NASW.

Ka’opua, L., Giddens, B., & Tomaszewski, E. (2014). “Case Management for Persons with HIV/AIDS”, in Social Workers’ Desk Reference, A. Roberts and G. Greene (Eds.) New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  

Tomaszewski, E. (2012). Managing the HIV care system:  social workers as client navigators and policy advocates.  In Social Work Matters.  Washington, DC: NASW. 

Tomaszewski, E. (2010). Cross–disciplinary collaborations as tools to protect the right to health. In Human Rights Magazine.  Washington, DC: American Bar Association.

Kaplan, L., Tomaszewski, E., & Gorin, S. (2004). Current trends and the future of HIV/AIDS services: a social work perspective in Health and Social Work, V. 29; No. 2. Washington, DC: NASW.

MacDuffie, H., DePoy, El, Gilson, S., & Tomaszewski, E. (2002). Concentration Disability Policy Course, Integrating Disability Content in Social Work Education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Tomaszewski, E. (Ed.) (1992). Disabilities Awareness Curriculum for Graduate Schools of Social Work.  Washington, DC:  National Association of Social Workers

Bogart, K., Simmons, S., Stein, N., & Tomaszewski, E. (1992). "Breaking the Silence: Sexual and Gender-based Harassment in Elementary, Secondary, and Post- Secondary Education, Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education, SUNY Press, 191-221.

Tomaszewski, E. (1991). "Teaching Strategies for Adolescent Dating Violence", Family Life Educator, California: ETR Associates.


Consulting Experience

  • Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS | (2017 – 2022)

    Aging Positively with HIV Grant – Technical Advisor

  • SAMHSA | 2016

    Minority AIDS Initiative Grant Reviewer

  • UN Women | 2017

    Violence Against Women and Children Grant Reviewer



  • MSW, Social Work, West Virginia University
  • BSW, Social Work, West Virginia University
  • Graduate Certificate, Public Health, Global and Community Health, George Mason University