TOWSON, Md. (August 14, 2014) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association has appointed Akisha Townsend Eaton to a two-year term on the organization’s board of directors.
Eaton will a valuable asset to the mission and work of the Maryland CASA Association.
“As a board member I am enthused about helping every Marylander learn about CASA and the important work it does on behalf of children,” says Eaton.
Eaton currently works at World Animal Net where she is the Senior Policy and Legal Resource Advisor.
She has also been a part of the Diversity Subcommittee, the Animal Law Committee and the Vice-Chair for the American Bar Association, as well as an Associate Fellow for the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.
Eaton currently resides in Howard County with her husband Jack Eaton.
She already has an understanding of Maryland CASA, its mission and its work, since she was an Intern for Kentucky CASA before.
“I firmly believe that the voices of all children, but especially those in vulnerable situations need to be heard” says Eaton about what motivated her to serve on Maryland CASA’s Board of Directors.
Maryland CASA Association is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of all victims of child abuse and neglect to grow up in safe, permanent homes. This mission is carried out in partnership with the state’s 15 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs, which provide trained volunteer advocates to speak up for the best interests of children. For more information, visit www.marylandcasa.org.
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