CASA of Franklin County Program Director Kevin Greenwood selected to serve on National CASA/GAL’s Urban Leadership Council 

Greenwood named Co-Chair, will share Ohio perspective, collaborate with other urban CASA programs across the country 

CASA of Franklin County Program Director Kevin Greenwood has been selected by the National CASA/GAL Association to serve on its Urban Leadership Council. Greenwood will serve as Co-Chair. 

Members of the Urban Leadership Council meet monthly to advise and partner with National CASA on policies and strategies that impact CASA programs in urban areas of the country.  

Council Members also share information about their programs to aid in expanding the number of CASA programs nationwide. 

“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the Urban Leadership Council. It will be valuable to make connections with other CASA program directors, and to share some of the unique challenges urban CASA programs encounter. I look forward to the collaboration ahead,” said Greenwood. 

Greenwood will also participate in developing systems, tools and other resources to assist CASA programs in urban areas. 

“Our program serves about 800 children a year, thanks to hundreds of volunteers and dedicated staff members. I look forward to sharing more about our work, discussing new ideas and learning with the group,” said Greenwood. 

Greenwood joined CASA of Franklin County in October 2017. In December 2018, he was appointed Executive Director and oversaw the organization’s transition from a nonprofit to a department under the Franklin County Board of Commissioners Office of Justice Policy and Programs. Prior to this, Greenwood spent over 25 years in nonprofit leadership. 

There are other National CASA leadership councils focusing on Rural, Suburban and Tribal areas. Other members of the Ohio CASA Network serve on the Rural Leadership Council, including Cortney Brumley, Director of CASA of Adams and Scioto County, and Mary Ruth Shumway, Director of CASA for Kids of Geauga County. 

These councils work toward the shared goal of having a volunteer available to speak up for every child experiencing abuse or neglect. 

“Kevin’s expertise and passion for CASA will be invaluable on this council. Opportunities to collaborate and work as a CASA network make all of us stronger. The Ohio CASA staff congratulates Kevin on this latest appointment, as we look forward to learning from him and strengthening connections,” said Ohio CASA Executive Director Doug Stephens. 

Greenwood will serve a two-year term on the Urban Leadership Council.