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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Hall-Dawson CASA Program plays an integral role in the growth and development of the program.

“Our board members bring a broad range of life experiences, professional expertise, leadership and talents to lead Hall-Dawson CASA, helping us fulfill our mission of serving children in foster care because of abuse and neglect,” says Janet Walden, executive director of Hall-Dawson CASA. “They ensure that our staff and volunteers have what they need. They help share our story in the community.”

2021 Board Members


  • Chair: Mr. Chris Hollifield - Rushton & Company CPA
  • Vice Chair: Ms. Linda E. Kern - Brenau University
  • Treasurer: Ms. Cindy Campbell - Rushton & Company CPA
  • Secretary: Ms. Cathey Sexton - HR Manager, Retired

Board Members:

  • Mr. Kirk Barrett - Little & Davenport Funeral Home
  • Mr. Kevin Boyd - Boyd's Cleaning Service
  • Dr. Marshall Bruner - Psychologist
  • Dr. George Danns - University of North Georgia
  • Ms. Ginny Early - Enemies of the Average
  • Ms. Dorothy Gilbert - Ameris Bank
  • Ms. Debora Holcombe - 1st Presbyterian Church
  • Dr. Lauren Johnson - University of North Georgia
  • Mrs. Patsy Kilmartin - CASA Volunteer
  • Mr. Scott Lippman - Brainstorms
  • Dr. Carol Reed - Professor of Occupational Therapy, Retired
  • Mr. Terry Spicer - King's Hawaiian
  • Ms. Linda F. Wagner - Absolute Treatment Services
  • Mr. Joel L. Williams - Mar-Jac Poultry
  • Dr. Janie Wolf-Smith - Professor, Retired

2021 Board of Directors Advisory Council:

  • Mr. Steve Burrell - Johns Manville, Retired
  • Dr. Louis Spear - Radiologist, Retired
  • Mr. Jack Spencer - Centers for Disease Control, Retired

If you would be interested in serving on our Board of Directors, please fill out the below form and email it to Janet Walden, Executive Director,