National CASA Association recommends there be the equivalent of one full-time staff person for every 30 volunteers. CASA of Maury County is fortunate to have the following staff members who work with our and support our CASA volunteers. Get to know the staff at CASA of Maury County:
Executive Director: Kristin C. Parker *
Kristin C. Parker attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where she was a summa cum laude graduate, earning her baccalaureate degree in History and Political Science in 2002. After graduation, she continued her education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence in December of 2004. Mrs. Parker was admitted to the Tennessee State Bar in April of 2005 and practiced at the law firm of Dubois, Dubois & Bates, P.C. for six years. While in practice, she focused on commercial and residential acquisitions, lending transactions, planning and probate of estates, commercial law, and domestic relations. In February 2012, Mrs. Parker became the Executive Director of CASA of Maury County, Inc. She hopes to utilize her legal background to raise awareness about the plight of abused and neglected children in Maury County and the advocacy efforts of the dedicated CASA volunteers who serve them. She is married to Drew Parker, a native of Columbia, Tennessee, and they have two sons, Jackson and Ryan, which she believes only adds to her desire to see that all children grow up in safe and loving homes.
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Program Director: Marsha H. Boren *
Marsha Boren has been the leader of CASA of Maury County, Inc. since the program’s inception. She served on the original ad hoc committee that developed the community support to establish our program, served as our first Executive Director, and currently serves as our Program Director. Mrs. Boren is a chemical engineer by training. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 1976. After graduation, she worked for the United States Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. However, she felt a passion for child advocacy and has been working with at-risk youth for over thirty years. She and her husband Max, a CASA volunteer, have two biological children. two adopted children, and two granddaughters. In addition to these children, they have also served as foster parents to special needs children. Mrs. Boren has served as a CASA trainer, CASA board member, and church youth group coordinator. At the present time, Mrs. Boren is one of the most respected leaders among Tennessee CASA programs, and much sought after as a source of guidance by Maury County child services stakeholders at all levels. Mrs. Boren is constantly seeking ways to improve the services that children served by CASA are receiving to increase the likelihood that they will be returned or find a safe and permanent home.
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Administrative Assistant: Gwen Malugin *
Gwen Malugin came to Maury County from Michigan when Saturn relocated. She worked for 20 years with Saturn. She was a part of our first class of CASA volunteers and has faithfully served as a CASA volunteer since 2006. In 2007, she became our office’s Administrative Assistant. She is integral in assisting our volunteers as they seek records on our children and families served. She has a passion for serving our children. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with her five children, six grandchildren, and her husband Jeff.
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Program Assistant: Chelsea Raymer *
Chelsea Raymer is a vibrant and energetic addition to our program. She learned about CASA while working as a nurse technician in a hospital nursery. She was immediately drawn to the job of a CASA volunteer. She was trained as a CASA volunteer in 2012 and has faithfully served since that time. In 2013, she became our Program Assistant and has been instrumental in assisting our program with volunteer training and mentoring. She has a passion for insuring that children have safe and permanent homes, and she works determinedly to see that all children have that opportunity. As a mother of four young children, Chelsea and her husband Drew cherish as much time as they can watching their children – Bryson, Rylan, Sydney, and Scarlett – grow and learn.
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* Denotes a sworn Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)