CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy TagliaEmily Hoak
“I am fascinated by the learning experience [of CASA volunteering] and most importantly being part of an invaluable organization that provides additional support for children in need.”
Cathy Taglia became a CASA volunteer a year ago. She was an international flight attendant and Japanese interpreter for 22 years, and left her profession to raise a family. In her spare time she enjoys running, swimming, tennis and yoga. She also has a passion for cooking, and enjoys reading historical fiction and learning about other cultures which is why she loves to travel. She also likes crossword puzzles and finding rare antiques.
Cathy said she was first drawn to CASA “because I was ready for a new challenge in my life and wanted to do something that would make a difference.”
She expressed, “Being a CASA has given me the opportunity to create a special bond with the children that have been entrusted to me. I love working with kids when they are in need of stability and being someone they can trust.”
Cathy looks forward to continuing her volunteer work with CASA. She said, “I am fascinated by the learning experience and most importantly being part of an invaluable organization that provides additional support for children in need.”
Thank you, Cathy!
In honor of Rose Butler who was a CASA volunteer, and who further supported the mission of CASA as a staff member supervising and mentoring many of our volunteers, we are featuring one CASA volunteer each month who is making a difference in the lives of children in Porter County.