The Board of Directors of Savannah/ Chatham County CASA is pleased to announce Suzanne Wisdom as its new Executive Director. Wisdom leaves her post as Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Bradley County (“Bradley CASA”), which is part of the Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area. Wisdom was the founding Executive Director of Bradley CASA and has remained since its inception in 2008. Wisdom also served as the Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Cleveland/Bradley Disaster Relief Fund and as the Tennessee Field Organizer of Oceana International. Wisdom began her new position on August 17, 2015.
Wisdom earned a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Political Science from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 1999. She also earned a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 2004. Additionally, since 2010, she has served as a mediator in both family and civil courts in Tennessee.
“We are very pleased to have Suzanne lead our organization,” said Thomas C. Hartridge, Board Chair of Savannah/ Chatham County CASA. “We are confident her passion for CASA and its mission will resonate not only within our organization but in our community at large. Her wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership will help our organization move forward with our goal of ensuring that every child in our community that needs an advocate will have one.”
As Executive Director of Savannah/Chatham County CASA, Wisdom will oversee an organization that serves as a community partner in the child welfare system. CASA volunteers provide a consistent voice for abused and neglected children who find themselves in juvenile court proceedings. By facilitating access to services, promoting safety, advocating for timeliness and permanency, a CASA volunteer helps ensure that each child has the opportunity to thrive in a loving and caring environment.