TROY — CASA/GAL of Miami County, Inc. has announced it has chosen an executive director to move the mission of the program forward in Miami County.
Nikki Sherck will join CASA of Miami County as the agency’s new executive director. Sherck most recently served as the administrative director of the Life Enrichment Center in Dayton.
“CASA is very pleased to welcome Nikki, whose accomplishments and passion for driving sustainability in the nonprofit world will serve our organization well,” said Corie Schweser, CASA board chair. “I believe that she is a perfect fit, and I look forward with great anticipation to the things our organization will accomplish with her as our executive director.”
Sherck brings decades of private and public sector experience including 4 years as the Administrative Director of the Life Enrichment Center where she oversaw fundraising, grant writing, donor relations, personnel management and financial management of the nonprofit. She has more than 20 years’ experience in management in churches, nonprofits and higher education. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.
“Being selected as the new Executive Director for CASA/GAL of Miami County is a true honor,” said Sherck. “Together, with CASA’s Board of Directors, judicial and human services partners, donors and like-minded children’s advocates, I believe we can improve the fundamental needs of vulnerable children to feel safe, secure and supported. Often, it takes just one caring adult to forever change the path in a child’s life. I know CASA volunteers can be those childhood change-makers.”
CASA/GAL will be hosting an open house for the community to meet new executive director Nikki Sherck from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 14 in the Market Square Community Room on the third floor of 405 Public Square Building. Light refreshments will be served.
The mission of CASA/GAL of Miami County is to provide a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) to each abused and neglected child for whom placement is being determined by Miami County Juvenile Court. Volunteers will advocate for the best interests of the children in an effective, timely, and professional manner until the case is permanently resolved. The goal is to secure a safe, permanent and nurturing home for each child.
CASA works in partnership and collaboration with the Miami County Court system, the Miami County Children’s Services Board and other community resources to help ensure these children are placed in a safe and permanent home.
To learn more about CASA/GAL of Miami County or about becoming a volunteer child advocate, please call (937) 335-0209, visit us at www.miamicountycasa.org or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org