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Benita Auset

Benita Auset (Whitfield), is a highly compassionate Chicago-based Social Worker, who as a social worker has spent 20 years working to empower today’s troubled.

Benita is the creator and host of the weekly thought provoking Radio Show One Drops Elopes. She is a sought after Motivational Speaker. Benita holds a BA in Sociology from Fisk University, a MSW from Jane Addams College of Social work, and a MA in Educational Administration from Governors State University.


She is skilled in Crisis Intervention, Individual and Family Therapy, along with School Social Work.  Benita utilizes her resources time, energy, relationships and education all as an active servant to herself, her family, close friends, and her people.

"Ms. Whitfield was invited to Fargo Veterans Health Administration to speak on her personal experience and knowledge on today's Black American Woman.  It was a reviting presentation which won over the members of the audience.  She was an engaging speaker, leading with dynamic energy and pure honesty. She was real.  She shared personal stories of adversity and endurance of growing, evolving and mastering life's transitions through urban and rural settings.  She received great feedback and requests for return visits.  Ms. Whitfield was a delightful guest."


Gracia Dekarske

Secretary, Chief of Staff

Fargo VA Health Care System

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