CASA Jefferson has named Wendy Magee as the new Executive Director! Wendy has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Lubbock Christian University. She has two children and enjoys serving as a Youth Leader with her husband at their church.
Wendy joined CASA Jefferson as an Advocate Supervisor in 2008. She received the Louisiana CASA Staff Member of the Year award in 2011 for her dedication to her advocates and Jefferson Parish children. In 2013, she became a Data Supervisor in addition to her Advocate Supervisor role. In 2014, she was promoted to Director of Operations; in this role, she was responsible for all financial and programmatic data. Wendy began her new role as CASA Jefferson Executive Director earlier this year.
Congratulations Wendy! We are so excited to have you in this leadership role and are excited to see you continue your amazing work in Jefferson Parish.
About CASA Jefferson
CASA Jefferson's mission is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through volunteers advocating for safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for foster children in our community. Children with a CASA advocate gain a voice in the court. Advocates provide constant support and are a source of hope in a child’s life during a very uncertain and lengthy time. CASA advocates help children access resources and services they need to heal from their abuse or neglect as well as providing recommendations to the court that can expedite the process ensuring a better outcome in the best interest of the child.
An advocate is the heart of CASA Jefferson’s mission. Advocates are the eyes, ears, and most importantly, the voices for abused and neglected children in the court. These Advocates are trained and supervised to gather information to make recommendations so that judges decide the best possible outcome for the children in foster care. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer, have them contact Ms. Margaret Ether at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about CASA Jefferson visit www.casajefferson.org.