Holly Carroll welcomed as CASA director

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Posted 8/13/17

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, of Bradley and Polk Counties recently welcomed executive director Holly Carroll to the organization.

Carroll replaces Josiah Vacheresse, who has …

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Holly Carroll welcomed as CASA director

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CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, of Bradley and Polk Counties recently welcomed executive director Holly Carroll to the organization.

Carroll replaces Josiah Vacheresse, who has become a missionary working with children in South Africa with his wife, Laura. She had served as an advocate with CASA before the couple decided to work with the mission.

Before taking this position, Carroll worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for 12 years. As the national director of organizational partnerships, Carroll has experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing and event planning.

“Even though I loved what I did, I wanted to give back to an organization in our local community and help make a difference,” said Carroll.

Carroll earned her bachelor of science in business with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

She joined CASA because of her passion for children. When she noticed there was an opportunity to be a part of an agency with such a focus on kids, she couldn’t wait to get on board.

“I’m so excited and blessed to be working with CASA and a great team,” said Carroll. “It is a blessing to be a part of an organization that is highly thought of by the community.”

Her vision for CASA of Bradley and Polk counties is to continue the work that has already been established and to help enhance the organization’s impact within the community.

Carroll is married to her husband, Jonathan Carroll. He is a lieutenant at the Cleveland City Fire Department, president of the Cleveland Professional Fire Fighters Local 3748, and owner of GreatFotos. Together they have two boys, Andrew and Cooper.

CASA of Bradley and Polk counties is a non-profit that works with local volunteers to make sure the voices of abused and neglected children are heard.

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens appointed by judges to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have an unstable home situation. These volunteers speak on behalf of an otherwise voiceless child and represent their best interests in court.

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