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CASA Welcomes Lynne Petrovic as the new Executive Director and says a warm farewell to Cynthia Druley, exiting Executive Director

CASA Welcomes Lynne Petrovic as the new Executive Director  and says a warm farewell to Cynthia Druley, exiting Executive Director

CASA of Santa Cruz County is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynne Petrovic as its new Executive Director effective August 6, 2018. Most recently, Lynne served as Director of Aspiranet, an organization that secures permanent, loving, adoptive families for youth in foster care in Monterey County. Lynne assumes the CASA Executive Director position with a wealth of non-profit experience including developing and implementing services for children in foster care. She has an MSW from Rutgers University and is a graduate of New York University with a focus in psychology. She looks forward to meeting with the Santa Cruz and Watsonville community, including donors, stake holders, and friends of CASA who have been instrumental in CASA’s success.
Ms. Petrovic will assume the Executive Director role from Cynthia Druley who has held the post for the past six years. Ms. Druley led CASA of Santa Cruz as it grew from serving 160 foster children a year to almost 280 children a year. Under Cynthia’s leadership, CASA’s budget grew by more than 30%. In addition, new staff and programs were added to expand the age groups of foster children that could be served by CASA. The CASA Board of Directors is grateful for the program and financial growth that Cynthia’s tenure brought to the agency.
Lynne plans to build on the significant strength and successes that CASA of Santa Cruz has enjoyed over the past several years and will bring new ideas on how CASA can meet its mission moving forward. “I am confident that Lynne is the right person with the right blend of professional and personal skills to lead us forward” said David Fulton, Board President. “We talked to our donors and non-profit and community leaders about the person they wanted to lead CASA into the future. A caring and passionate leader with knowledge of the foster care system was on the top of everyone’s list. And, we found her!”
There will be two events to welcome Lynne to CASA and the community. All are welcome.
• Wednesday, September 5, 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
• Thursday, September 6, 9:30 – 11:30am at the CASA House, 813 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076
RSVP Here: http://casaofsantacruz.org/welcome-new-ed/welcome-new-ed.html

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