Glenda Volmert---Named Top CASA Director
Franklin County CASA
Executive Director Glenda Volmert has been recognized for
her hard work and dedication in helping children who are in
the local court system by being named the organization’s
2013 program director of the year in Missouri.
notification of her recognition earlier this month and
officially will accept her award on April 25th during the
CASA Show Me Gala in Columbia.
“I appreciate getting
this award, but I’m a little humbled by it,” . “There are a
lot of good people here working toward a common goal. There
are a lot of people here doing the work.”
“I take pride in
understanding our mission and focus on what we can do for
each child in order to make a difference,”. “If all of us
understand and believe in the focus of our mission, it makes
my job easier. And, we all do that here.”
Glenda has been the
only director Franklin County’s CASA has ever had.
“This community was
ready for CASA when we started,” Glenda said. “As we
continue to grow, I continue to be proud of the work we do.
And one of the things I am most proud of is the fact that we
all do work together to problem solve and help the children
we deal with. We do that each and every day. .
“If this award can
help bring awareness to what we do, then I’m all for it.”
Glenda gives credit to
her board of directors, her staff who handle caseloads and
help in the office and the trained volunteers who handle the
specific cases on the front lines with the children, their
families and the foster homes.
“We’re all important
“Glenda has worked
diligently to serve the foster children and their families
in Franklin County since the founding of our organization,
sharing her talents and energy to motivate all of us to help
kids find permanency,” Franklin County CASA board of
directors President Debbie Depew said.
nominated Glenda for the program director of the year award
on behalf of the local board of directors. Criteria on the
nomination form stated that the winner was selected “based
on outstanding leadership qualities resulting in the
enhanced quality of a program’s advocacy.”
“Glenda Volmert has
served as the executive director of Franklin County CASA
since its inception in 2006,” Depew said in her nomination.
“She has brought the program from infancy to adolescence to
become a mid-size CASA.”