Ana Lima (Madrid, 1968), until now president of the General Council of Social Work (CGTS), will be the new Secretary of State for Social Services, replacing Pilar Díaz, who until now held the position. It is expected that the appointment will be taken this Friday to the Council of Ministers and published on Saturday in the BOE. Lima has extensive experience in the field of social services, with more than a decade at the helm of the Council of social workers and more than 20 years of experience in the field, in positions of direct attention to users, as well as in the direction and management of centers and planning of specialized programs in family, childhood, elderly or addictions.
The appointment comes a few weeks after María Luisa Carcedo took over the Health portfolio, following the resignation of Carmen Montón. Lima was elected president of the Social Work Council, the body that represents 40,000 social workers integrated into 36 official schools throughout the country, in 2006. Two years ago she was also named president of the International Federation of Social Workers, an organization global fight for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work. In addition, she is a professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.