Meet Patricia Greer! Patricia joined our program in December of 2019 and has hit the ground running. Patricia is a retired public-school Speech-Language Pathologist with 34 years of experience. She is currently using her expertise to serve the 0-3 age groups. Patricia is the mother of 3 adult daughters including twins and I have 3 grandchildren; 2 months, 4 years and 15 years of age. Patricia enjoys reading, interacting with her grandchildren, attending church, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Patricia shared that after much thought and seeing information on CASA featured in news stories and social media, she wanted to become a part of this special advocacy group. She wanted something rewarding to keep active in the community since she was retired. It took her over a year to decide but each time hearing of a successful forever home placement she felt that becoming a part of our program was what she wanted to do.
Patricia was out of state awaiting her first grandson when she was called by her CASA supervisor offering her, her first case. Even without knowing the full history, she decided once she returned home, she would be ready to take on this role. This particular case, she felt, was a good start, considering her experience, to get familiar with her role as a CASA and right away the learning started.
Patricia’s favorite part of being a new CASA, is all the information and support CASA provides through meetings and keeping advocates abreast of new changes or information. Patricia states, “I must say my favorite is how my CASA supervisor is so willing to jump in and help or answer questions when I feel uncertain.” “Patricia always has solid, accurate, and the most current information about her case and her child at any time that I have talked with her about her case. She has visited her child in their placement, 150 miles round trip, gathered hundreds of pages of medical records, attended staffings, stayed in contact with the foster family, and built a relationship with the case worker on her case. All since starting her case a little over a month ago! We are so grateful for Patricia and her advocacy for her CASA child!” shared Advocate Coordinator, Angela Tate.