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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.”

2022 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:

  • Mrs. Amy Boone - Graduate Student/Community Volunteer
  • Dr. George Danns - University of North Georgia
  • Ms. Ginny Early - Enemies of the Average
  • Ms. Debora Holcombe - 1st Presbyterian Church
  • Dr. Lauren Johnson - University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Jack Spencer - Centers for Disease Control, Retired
  • Mr. Terry Spicer - King's Hawaiian
  • Ms. Lauren Talley - Lanier Technical College
  • Mrs. Dana Vandiver - Mortgage Broker, Retired
  • Ms. Alexandria Williams - Modern Woodmen of America
  • Mr. Joel L. Williams - Mar-Jac Poultry

2022 Board of Directors Advisory Council:

  • Mr. Kirk Barrett - Little & Davenport Funeral Home
  • Mr. Kevin Boyd - Boyd's Cleaning Service
  • Dr. Marshall Bruner - Psychologist
  • Mr. Steve Burrell - Johns Manville, Retired
  • Ms. Dorothy Gilbert - Ameris Bank
  • Mrs. Patsy Kilmartin - AT&T, Retired
  • Mr. Scott Lippman - Brainstorms
  • Dr. Carol Reed - Professor of Occupational Therapy, Retired
  • Dr. Louis Spear - Radiologist, Retired
  • Dr. Janie Wolf-Smith - Professor, 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, 

Board Member Spotlights