Voices for Children - CASA of Monterey County Announces New Executive Director Chad Catron

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  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) September 11, 2013 - Voices for Children - CASA of Monterey County announces its new Executive Director. Chad F. Catron from Seventh Circuit CASA Program in Rapid City, South Dakota will become the new Executive Director for Voices for Children - CASA of Monterey County effective September 9th.

    As Executive Director Catron will be responsible for providing leadership in accordance with the agency's values and mission, including a demonstrated ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures as well as public relations and community development, fiscal accountability, resource development as well as collaborate with the Board to effectively and responsibly govern the agency.

    Prior to joining Voices for Children - CASA of Monterey County Catron was a South Dakota CASA Association Board Member, Executive Director of CASA in Rapid City for five years, the Children's Empowerment Award recipient from Kids Day America/International, Member of Justice For Children's Statewide Committee, Member of Youth Trauma Center Advisory Board and Member of National CASA Communications Committee. Prior to joining CASA, Catron was a Development Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills and Outreach Development Director for YMCA Rapid City.

    "The Board is delighted to have Chad Catron serving as our new Executive Director," said Pete St. Geme, Board President for VOICES. "Chad is very passionate about the children which we believe is paramount to our mission. We believe his passion will resonate with the children, the advocates, the staff, the department of social services, the court system and the community of Monterey County. In addition, Chad has lead another CASA organization for five years and he was a leader in the state. He is a proven leader that understands the mission and benefits of CASA."

    Voices for Children -CASA of Monterey County's mission is to train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care, upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home. CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) speak up for the children's best interests and build relationships that help restore a child's trust. CASAs also mentor youth over age 18 as they transition out of foster care into independent living.

    Founded locally in 1996 as the Monterey County CASA Association, Voices for Children was formed to make sure children placed in foster care receive the care and services they need to be safe and thrive, with the goal of finding the child a permanent home. Monterey County's first CASA was appointed in 1997. Since that time we've trained over 900 community volunteers and served over 1,000 children.

    Press Contact: Marci Bracco Cain (831) 747-7455

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