Advocate Spotlight: Kat
After retiring from UTMB in September of 2015, I wondered, how did I ever have time to work? I searched for an organization that could put my analytical and natural abilities to use. I had heard of CASA and researched our local agency. In 2017, I believed CASA of Galveston County to be a good fit for me, as I’ve spent most of my adult life immersed in our community as an outreach program manager/coordinator for a local hospital in education.
There have been many notable experiences during my advocacy. Some are exceptionally good, and there have been some nightmares. However, through the nightmarish experiences, I realize how grateful I am for the experiences to be the child’s voice. That is my greatest memory; knowing that I was part of a change for the better in the life of that one child. For fun, I am a Competition Shooter, IDPA, USPSA and ASI • enjoy Collecting Eggs from my Urban Chicken Coops • Singer/Songwriter & Playing Guitar • CASA Volunteer • CHWI Community Health Worker Instructor • Notary Public • Secretary, GCPAAA (Galveston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association) • and ASI (Action Shooting International) Match Director at BK Shooting Range, Alvin, TX. In the long-term scheme of things, CASA has been a saving grace in my retirement. It has made me aware and has given me validation that I can still be of service to others. In conclusion, I’d like to share my favorite quote:
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson ~1864