Julieanna Huddle, Executive Director
Julieanna graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Deaf Studies and Interpreting. She has fifteen years’ experience in social work and the non-profit sector and has shared her knowledge and expertise at the local, state and national levels. In 2016, Julieanna was recognized by Center for Nonprofit Management’s “Top 30 in their 30’s” given to individuals who have made a lasting impact in the Nashville community. Julieanna joined the CASA team in February 2013 and was promoted to Executive Director in April of 2016. Contact Julieanna through email here.
Maria Delgado, Development Manager
Maria joined the CASA team in 2017. Maria got her B.A. in International Studies, Non-Profit Management, and Leadership in December 2015 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her last semester of school, she interned for 3 months in Costa Rica at a non-profit organization that focused on helping victims of Domestic Violence and Human trafficking. This experience bolstered her passion for the non-profit sector and has volunteered with different organizations in the metro area since moving to Nashville, TN shortly after graduating in 2015. She hopes to bring more families together and help create a better community through CASA. Reach out to Maria here.
Susan Shand, Program Director
Susan is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She has been involved with CASA of Davidson Co. since 2012, as both a volunteer and Advocate Supervisor. Prior to working for CASA, Susan worked as a Prevention Specialist, teaching parenting classes and facilitating training on child sexual abuse prevention. Most recently she worked in a health care setting, helping patients cope with adjustments to chronic illness and assessing the psycho-social needs of individuals. Susan has a heart for strengthening families and helping them overcome trauma. Reach out to Susan by contacting her here.
Adam Buzard, Volunteer & Training Manager
Adam joined the CASA team as the Volunteer & Training Manager in 2016. Prior to joining CASA, he worked in the nonprofit sector providing school-based counseling, partnering with international NGOs, and leading churches. Adam is passionate about supporting, encouraging, and building the capacity of volunteers as they advocate for families and children. Adam received his B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, and received his M.A. in Intercultural Studies in 2018, and can be bribed with Sour Patch Kids. If you’d like to get in contact with him, you can email him here.
Shelley Smith, Adolescent Advocacy Supervisor
Shelley joined CASA as an Advocate Supervisor in 2015 and was promoted to Adolescent Advocacy Supervisor in 2018. She received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Kentucky University in 2009. Prior to joining CASA, Shelley worked as a school-based therapist/case manager for Centerstone and as a behavioral health specialist at a residential treatment facility assisting adolescents with sexual behavioral health challenges.
Suzanne Harrison, Advocate Supervisor
Suzanne is a native of Nashville who entered CASA Advocate training in the fall of 1996. From 1996 through 2006 she had 14 cases serving 28 children as a CASA Volunteer. In the Spring of 2005, Suzanne attended National CASA’s “Train the Trainer” instruction and has assisted with advocate training each session since then. She was an active member of Davidson County’s Foster Care Review Board for twelve years and served on the founding board of Dickson County CASA.
Since joining CASA Staff as an Advocate Supervisor in the Fall of 2006 Suzanne has continually trained and supervised volunteers, as well as making public speaking appearances to inform the community about CASA and recruit volunteers.
Kimberly Wagner, Advocate Supervisor
Kimberly joined CASA as an Advocate Supervisor in 2016 and is originally from Ohio where she studied Social Work at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining CASA, Kimberly was a program director for RHD in collaboration with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She has an extensive history of working with juveniles with sexually reactive behaviors and intellectual disabilities. Previously, Kimberly worked for over six years as a supervisor overseeing both the clinical and behavioral needs within a residential facility.
Tacarra Wilson, Advocate Supervisor
Tacarra joined CASA in Fall 2017. Tacarra received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University and Bachelor’s in Psychology from Austin Peay State University. Tacarra has previous experience with youth working to overcome both mental health and alcohol & drug barriers. Tacarra was drawn to CASA by her desire to support children in growth and development.
Brittney Easley, Advocate Supervisor
Brittney Easley, a native of Union City, TN moved to Nashville, TN in 2007 to begin her studies at Tennessee State University. Brittney majored in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and Sociology. Brittney loves interacting with people and being a resource whenever the opportunity presents itself. Prior to becoming a part of the CASA family, Brittney worked for the Department of Children’s services where she worked endless hours to help children move towards permanency. Brittney enjoys being outdoors and if given the power she would eliminate all the other seasons and would make everyday summer.
Kathryn Jones, Administrative & Development Assistant
Kathryn joined the CASA team in 2018. She received her Bachelor’s in Sports and Recreation Administration from Western Kentucky University. Kathryn has previous experience working with youth as a volunteer leader for Young Life, and with individuals on the Autism Spectrum as a social skills teacher. In every place she’s lived, Kathryn strives to be connected with the community, so that sparked her interest in CASA.