with speaker Colleen McGauley
Our speaker, Colleen McGauley, is the Executive Director of CASA Kern County.
Since stepping up in 2001, CASA Kern County
has doubled in both the number of active volunteers and number children served annually.
has led several advocacy projects in the juvenile dependency system over her
tenure, including the Urgent Action Team, Educational Stability Task Force for Foster Children, and NonProfit Leadership Forum of the Bakersfield Rotary Club.
Come hear how Colleen McGauley views her
job as full-time ministry.
More biographical information:
Colleen A. McGauley, Executive Director CASA of Kern County, has been with CASA since their inception in 1994.
Colleen was the first CASA volunteer in juvenile court in Kern County, and has continued to serve as a CASA volunteer throughout her tenure.
She stepped up to become the Director in October 2001 and under her leadership CASA has doubled both the number of active volunteers, and the number of abused children served annually.
program of Kern County
is a well respected nonprofit in Kern County
, and throughout California.
has led several systemic advocacy projects in the juvenile dependency system over her
Most notably, the Urgent Action Team which triages the needs of emancipating foster youth and wards, along with the Educational Stability Task Force for Foster Children
As an active Rotarian, and passionate about strengthening nonprofits, Colleen
co-leads the NonProfit Leadership Forum of the Bakersfield Rotary Club
Colleen received her bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, and completed her MPA from CSUB in June 2008.
was honored to receive the Outstanding Alumnus award from the School of Business and Public Administration at CSUB
was raised in Southern California but came to Bakersfield after living in rural Northwest Alaska, above the Arctic Circle for four years.
Alaska experiences involved working with troubled Inupiak youth.