Board & Staff

Each CASA organization is independent and is governed by a local board of directors.  National CASA provides direction, support, and information for all CASA programs.  Tennessee CASA provides technical guidance and support to CASA programs serving counties within the state.   CASA for Kids, Inc. is a member in good standing with both National and Tennessee CASA.

Members of the Board of Directors serve 3-year terms.  The Board’s main responsibilities are:

  • Fundraising
  • Policy Setting 
  • Public Awareness 
  • Uphold the mission of the agency, holding to the belief in a child’s rights to have a safe stable home

Board of Directors 2023

Executive Board

President: Jo Zimmerman

President-Elect: Mary Shull

Past-President: Lynda Fontaine

Secretary: Cathy Clark

Treasurer / Past-President: Chris Scissom

CASA for Kids, Inc. Staff

Shannon Kern, Executive Director

Missy Sturgill, Executive Administrator

Robin Barhydt, Program Coordinator – Bristol

Vicki McKaig - Volunteer Coordinator – Kingsport

Suzanne Stanley, Program Coordinator – Hawkins County