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CASA announces three new board members

November 15, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

Tri Lakes CASA recently announced three new members have been elected to its board of directors.

Nikki Reynolds, a graduate of Jessieville High School and the University of Central Arkansas, is a senior vice president and portfolio manager for Regions Financial.

Gary Lax graduated from Hot Springs High School, the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas School of Law. He has been a practicing attorney for the past 42 years in Garland County.

Mary Jane Sherer is a graduate of Lakeside High School and is the marketing director for Always Home Care Giving. She rejoins the board after previously serving 2010-2016.

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, serves children who, for their own protection have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care.

"Judges refer the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect to CASA so that one volunteer can spend time with one child, building a relationship and ensuring that each child is receiving the support and attention he or she needs while going through the foster care process," a news release said.

"Our volunteer advocates are a powerful voice for these children advising the court about what the child needs and wants are, while providing the emotional support and stability they each deserve. These advocates make recommendations to the court about the child's best interest. If you have just 15 hours a month and want to make a difference in a child's life we need you!"

Call the Hot Springs office at 501-321-9269 for more information.

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