Jeannine Hayden, along with her husband and daughter, have lived in Georgia for the past 14 years. She first found her calling to support children and families while being a foster parent to teenage girls. As a foster parent she learned the challenges that children and families face every day in the child welfare system. It was this experience that inspired Jeannine to complete her undergraduate and eventually graduate degrees in social work. She started her career with Methodist Family Homes in North Carolina, worked for the NC Department of Social Services, and was Director of Training and Recruitment for Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems. She was Program Manager for Georgia Hope and then moved into private training and consulting. Each step along her career path, Jeannine has had the opportunity to see and value the work that CASA does with children in need. She feels blessed to lead a dedicated CASA Paulding team in serving the children and families of our Paulding community.