Dr. Mercy interviews a former colleague and professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Bill Waldman was the Commissioner of Human Services for the State of New Jersey during a time when Dr. Mercy was a Commissioner’s Representative to two large northern counties. Bill was a servant leader who began his career as a case worker on the mean streets of Newark, NJ and rose through the human services community to the pinnacle of the NJ Department of Human Services with 20 thousand employees and an $8 billion budget.
What Bill learned was compassion. He had an early taste of social injustice and never forgot the suffering families in the inner cities of New Jersey. His heart is huge and his commitment boundless. Listen to his experiences as a social worker and leader. What is his purpose here on Earth? This powerful and emotional program reveals both Dr. Mercy and Bill Waldman at their best.