30 Years of CASA Highlights: Kathleen Cook
2022 marks the 30th year of Family Services’ Essex County CASA providing advocacy for abused and neglected children in Essex County. As we celebrate 30 years, we are highlighting staff and volunteers who on a daily basis help us advocate for these vulnerable children. This week we spoke with volunteer Kathleen Cook.
Essex County CASA will be recognized at this year’s Family Service’s Spring Gala on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
What is your role at CASA?
I am currently the board president of Massachusetts CASA Association and have been an active advocate for the Essex County CASA program for 24 years.
How long have you been with the program?
I have been with the program since 1998.
What led you to become involved with CASA?
I was looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity where I could make a lasting impact, CASA seemed like the perfect fit.
What do you find most rewarding about working/volunteer for CASA?
The most rewarding part of being a CASA advocate is knowing that I have made a difference in the life of our most vulnerable children.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Spend time with my grandson, go skiing, biking, swimming, and play tennis.