CASA Hires First Executive Director

APPLETON, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 — CASA of the Fox Cities, Inc. announced today that it has chosen an executive director to move the mission of the program forward in Outagamie County.

Maria Turner will join CASA of the Fox Cities as the agency’s first Executive Director, starting Sept. 30. Turner most recently served as the executive director at the Center for Childhood Safety in Green Bay.

“CASA is very pleased to welcome Maria, whose accomplishments and passion for driving sustainability in the nonprofit world will serve our organization well,” said Robyn Gruner, CASA board chair. “I believe that she is a perfect fit, and I look forward with great anticipation to the things our organization will accomplish during her tenure.”

Turner brings decades of private and public sector experience including 6 years as the communication and development coordinator for Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, where she oversaw fundraising, grant writing, donor relations and marketing/communication activities. She has more than 12 years experience in newspaper and book publishing, and she received her bachelor’s degree from Carroll University with a double major in communication and English.

“Being selected as the first Executive Director for CASA of the Fox Cities is a true honor,” said Turner. “Together, with CASA’s Board of Directors, judicial and human services partners, and numerous community volunteers, donors and like-minded children’s advocates, I believe we can restore the fundamental needs of vulnerable children to feel safe, secure and supported. Often, it takes just one
caring adult to forever change the path in a child’s life. I know CASA volunteers can be those childhood change-makers.”

First add – CASA Fox Cities Announces Executive Director

The mission of CASA of the Fox Cities is to provide uniquely screened, trained and supervised community volunteers to advocate for abused, neglected and exploited children. CASAFC works in partnership and collaboration with the Outagamie Court system, the Outagamie County Department of Health and Human Services division of Children Youth and Families and other community resources to help ensure these children are placed in a safe and permanent home.

To learn more about CASAFC or about becoming a volunteer child advocate, please call (920) 462-3879, visit us at or e-mail us at [email protected]


About National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.
National CASA and our network of 933 local community programs support volunteers serving children. The role of local CASA programs is to recruit, train and support volunteers in their work with abused children.
Role of National CASA: National CASA offers critical leadership and support to provide quality advocacy and lead the continued growth of the CASA network.