Lone Star CASA appoints new Executive Director

Lauren Rowe

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 12, 2019) Lone Star CASA, Inc. announced the appointment of Lauren Rowe as its new Executive Director, effective November 11, 2019.  Rowe takes over for former Executive Director, Lucille Bell.

Kellie Hohenshelt, President of the Board, said, “We are delighted that Lauren has accepted this position.  She has an exceptional background serving and growing nonprofits, and we feel fortunate to have her vision, insight and leadership in helping Lone Star CASA continue to grow and fulfill its vital mission in Rockwall and Kaufman counties.”

Rowe has more than 15 years’ experience working with nonprofits to expand their services and increase donor and volunteer support.  Previously, Rowe served as Director of Child & Club Safety at Boys & Girls Club of America, where she provided expert consultation to over 200 organizations throughout the Southwest Region and acted as an advocate for the safety of staff, volunteers and youth.  Prior to her time at Boys & Girls Club of America, Rowe served as the National Senior Director of Victim Services at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and as Director of Programs and Operations at Friends of Wednesday’s Child.  In her new role with Lone Star CASA, Rowe will manage a team of six staff members and approximately 100 volunteer advocates and will be responsible for raising funds and fostering relationships with community partners and stakeholders.

“To be chosen to serve an organization that serves to protect our most vulnerable population – abused and neglected children – is a great honor,” Rowe said.  “I am eager to build off of the work that Lucille has done for the past 15 years and work with the incredible staff, volunteers and board of Lone Star CASA, as well as our amazing community members, to provide children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties who come into the court system hope for the future.”

About Lone Star CASA, Inc.

Lone Star CASA, Inc., a non-profit established in 1992, recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children in foster care in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties who come into the court system primarily as a result of abuse or neglect. To be a voice for a child, learn more about volunteer opportunities or make a donation, please visit www.lonestarcasa.org

Submitted by Ashley Jamison, Program Director/Trainer, Lone Star CASA, and edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

 

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