Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, has dedicated his life to social work and community advocacy as an unequivocal leader in the area of race and justice over his career. He is currently Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice at the College of Social Sciences, Policy and Practice at Simmons University. Among is many activities at Simmons, he is the co-chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He was the Director of the Certificate in Urban Leadership Certificate Program and was the coordinator of the Dynamics and Racism sequence. In 2010, Dr. Baily was elected President of the International Federation of Social Workers, representing more than 90 countries and 746,000 social workers globally, becoming the first person of color to hold this post. He is also a past president of the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Bailey has received numerous prestigious awards throughout his career including being named as Social Worker of the Year and a Social Work Pioneer by the NASW.