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CASA Davidson County consists of dedicated staff and about 280 volunteers.
Jane Andrews, Executive Director email@example.com
Hire Date: November 2005 Celebrating 8 years with CASA!
Jane Andrews, Nashville business executive and community leader, serves as Executive Director. Ms. Andrews was CEO of Nashville Rehabilitation Hospital for eight years and has held numerous community leadership positions including founding President of Rediscover East, an important and ongoing community development program created in the aftermath of the East Nashville tornados.
Ms. Andrews, an alumnus of Leadership Nashville and has been particularly active in community issues of importance to the Edgefield area in which she lives and in which the CASA offices are located. She brings proven management skills and experience to CASA along with her passion for public service. Ms. Andrews holds a BA Degree from Scarritt College in Behavioral Science.
Carolyn Evans, Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire Date: October 2012 Celebrating her first year with CASA!
Carolyn Evans j oined CASA in October of 2012 as the Program Director. For the last ten years she worked in the private school system as both a Director of Personal Counseling and as Dean of Students. Prior to her school administrative experience, she worked as a Program Manager for adolescent residential services at Youth Villages, Inc. She brings extensive clinical and managerial experience to the role of Program Director and a passion for working with children. She holds a Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from the University of Memphis.
Courtney Thompson, Program Manager email@example.com
Hire Date: September 2007 Celebrating 6 years with CASA!
Courtney joined CASA as an Advocate Supervisor in September of 2007. She previously worked as a case manager for Department of Child Protective Services in Weatherford, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Texas Christian University.
Brenda Thompson, Advocate Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire Date: January 1996 Celebrating 17 years with CASA!
Brenda earned a Bachelor of Social Welfare degree from East Tennessee State University and was employed as a case worker at the Department of Human Services from 1975 to 1982. She worked in the private sector for approximately 14 years and returned to the work she loves at the Davidson County CASA in January of 1996.
Suzanne Harrison, Advocate Supervisor email@example.com
Hire Date: August 2006 Celebrating 7 years as Advocate Supervisor!
Suzanne joined CASA in August 2006 as an Advocate Supervisor but she has been a Volunteer Advocate since 1996. Suzanne was voted Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Year by the Young Lawyer's Division of The Tennessee State Bar Association in 2006.
Stephanie Mullins, Advocate Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire Date: May 2010 Celebrating 3 years as Advocate Supervisor!
Stephanie joined CASA after working with Prospect, Inc. as a Residential Manpower Planning Coordinator. Prior to that position, she spent five years with the Department of Children's Services in Wilson County, TN, where she served as a Case Manager in the social services, juvenile justice, resource placement, and foster parent support unit. Stephanie graduated from Cumberland University in 2000 B.A. in Criminal Justice.
Vernel Mitchell, Advocate Supervisor email@example.com
Hire Date: August 2010 Celebrating 3 years as Advocate Supervisor!
Vernel previously worked as the Volunteer Coordinator/Advocate Supervisor at the CASA/CAJA agency in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Tammy Hammond-Loth, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire Date: September 2011 Celebrating 2 year with CASA
Tammy has spent over 20 years in the retail industry with concentrations in Human Resources and Data Management. She enjoys painting, gardening, cooking, and hanging out with her family. She is currently pursuing a degree in Para-Legal Studies.
Julieanna Huddle, Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com
Hire Date: February 2013
Joined CASA in February 2013 as the Volunteer Coordinator. She previously worked as a Case Manager for a Severe Behavior Intervention School in the Metro Nashville School System. Prior to that, Julieanna worked in the school and community settings with at-risk youth providing drug and alcohol prevention, character education, as well as individual and group counseling. During that time she created and assisted in the development of several volunteer/mentor programs along with trainings and curriculums for school based and community programs. Julieanna graduated from Ohio University in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology.
Patience Long, Development Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire date: August 2012 Celebrating her first year with CASA.
Patience Long is a native of Nashville, TN. After graduating from MTSU in 2001, she began her career in fundraising at Volunteers of America of Western, NY. Since then, she has successfully raised money and awareness for organizations including: Middle Tennessee State University; Gilda’s Club of Rochester, NY; and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Il. Patience currently serves as the Development Director at CASA, Inc. Nashville and uses her extensive fundraising knowledge in special events, annual fund, major gifts, planned giving and corporate giving to raise money and awareness so that every abused and neglected child going through the juvenile court system will benefit from having a CASA volunteer
Tove Wright, Marketing & Events Coordinator email@example.com
Hire Date: August 2009 Celebrating 4 years with CASA
Tove joined CASA in August 2009 as Office Manager with over 10 years in commercial and residential real estate. Tove currently coordinates the CASA Marketing efforts and community events. Tove earned her B.A. in Physical Therapy at University of Lund, Sweden, where she grew up. Tove is fluent in Swedish and loves to travel with her husband and two children.
Ally Vertigan, Belle H. Bennett intern firstname.lastname@example.org
Ally joined CASA in August 2012
Ally is currently serving a 10-month internship with CASA through the Belle H. Bennett House program at Nashville’s Scarritt-Bennett Center. Her work focuses centrally on volunteer recruitment and heightened community awareness of CASA. Ally recently graduated from Elmhurst College where she studied religion and Spanish. She plans to pursue graduate studies in a Masters of Divinity program to seek ordination in the United Church of Christ. Ally loves to make collages and spend time in her communal kitchen baking.