About CASA


CASA of the Tennessee Valley trains and supports citizen volunteers who are appointed by the juvenile courts to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Roane, Loudon, and Morgan counties. These citizen volunteers – Court Appointed Special Advocates – are a voice for the child in court and advocates for court decisions that will bring safety and stability to the young lives in turmoil.


CASA of the Tennessee Valley is a not-for-profit agency [501(c)(3)] serving children in Tennessee’s Loudon, Morgan, and Roane counties. We are affiliated with, and adhere to the standards of, the National CASA Association and the Tennessee CASA Association, but are locally-governed and responsible for obtaining our own funding.


CASA's Mission


Our mission is to provide a powerful voice for abused and neglected children by advocating for each child, within the court's jurisdiction, by recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers in order to ensure safety, permanency and an opportunity to thrive.


Our Vision


CASA of the Tennessee Valley believes that every child deserves a safe permanent home where they can thrive. We are committed to seeing that every child in the juvenile court system has an advocate on their side.


CASA Board of Directors


Jeff Harris, Chair

Dennis Armes, Vice Chair

Kelly Williams, Secretary

Dr. Timothy Bell

Kevin Gentry

Diane Ward

Cheryl Laxton

Cindy Whaley

Jody Zorsch

Ryan Moore

Jude Evans

Lynda Beeler

CASA Staff
Sherri Hundley - Executive Director

Demerius Bunch - Program Coordinator Roane County

Lisa Vinton - Program Coordinator Loudon County

Kate Rutkowski - Administrative Assistant

Meet Our CASA Team!

Join Us

If you are interested in serving on the CASA board, please feel free to contact any of the current board members or the administrative office at (865)-317-0978.  You can also email us at executivedirector@casatnvalley.org


Kathy Dixon - Interim Executive Director