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CASA of the Mid-Shore Welcomes New Board Members
By: casaadmin
In: articles
Sep 27, 2018

CASA of the Mid-Shore is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Foster and Mary Griffin to its Board of Directors, a group of individuals committed to the vision that CASA holds for maltreated children who need Court Appointed Special Advocates speaking up for their best interest. “Our new Board members join a strong team of talented individuals who share the desire to make a heartfelt difference for vulnerable children in our service region, which includes Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, and Kent Counties,” Board President Moorhead Vermilye recently stated.

Ms. Foster is a partner with the Annapolis law firm Council Baradel, where she focuses her practice in the area of family law and encompasses counseling, negotiating, and litigating. Ms. Foster’s roots in Maryland are deep, with ancestors dating back to the first European settlers on the Chesapeake Bay. She grew up in Queen Anne’s County, where she resides with her husband and son. Ms. Foster was the founder of the Grin Gala event in Washington DC to benefit Operation Smile and served on the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware.

No stranger to CASA’s Board of Directors, Mary Griffin graciously accepted a new appointment to CASA’s Board much to the delight of fellow directors. A 26-year resident of Talbot County Ms. Griffin moved to Easton from New York City after a career in insurance and finance. She is the accounting manager for Bartlett, Griffin and Vermilye Inc. With a strong commitment to volunteerism, over the past 10 years, Ms. Griffin has been active on several local non-profit boards. She became familiar with CASA through her husband, Bill, who was a Board member of CASA and later became a CASA volunteer. During a prior term on CASA’s Board, Ms. Griffin served for two years as the Board President. “We are delighted to welcome Morgan and Mary to the Board of Directors,” says Executive Director Robin Davenport. “In addition to their vast business and non-profit acumen, they bring significant compassion and dedication to our mission of improving the lives of vulnerable children in our service region. We are thrilled to welcome them to the team!”

CASA of the Mid-Shore is a private, non-profit organization created to advocate for children who are under the protection of the Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, or Kent County Circuit Court because of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or their parents’ inability to safely care for them. The Board of Directors is committed to high standards and works closely with Executive Director Robin Davenport to ensure that CASA remains mission-driven and financially healthy.

Mary Griffin

To learn more about CASA of the Mid-Shore, please visit www.casamidshore.org or call 410-822-2866.