CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kathlynn Kinnear-HewittEmily Hoak
“I believe it is a very important program for the kids so I am challenged to do my best.”
Kathlynn Kinnear-Hewitt has been involved with Porter County CASA since May of 2020. She is a registered dietician and most of her career has been with Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC). She has also worked within the First Steps Program. Kathlynn loves to read, bake, journal, and travel. She said, “Like many others, I have developed a new appreciation for bird-watching during this time of Pandemic!”
Kathlynn had heard about CASA years ago and said, “I talked myself out of being a CASA for a while because emotionally, I thought it might just be too hard! But when I stepped back from working full time, I felt like the time was right for me to move forward with a new opportunity.”
She enjoys “being part of a team that can make a difference and finding ways to be an encourager” in her volunteering.
Kathlynn notes that she’s still new and can feel inadequate at times as she’s still learning. She says, “I have great support from the staff. I believe it is a very important program for the kids so I am challenged to do my best.”
Thank you, Kathlynn!
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.