Mariel Hufnagel, a student in the Organizational Leadership (Ph.D.) program, was recently named Executive Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County, New Jersey. The nonprofit organization works to recruit, train, and support community volunteers to champion for children in the foster care system of Union County.
Hufnagel previously served as Executive Director of the Ammon Foundation, an addiction recovery non-profit organization, and a former advocacy organizer for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in New Jersey. Hufnagel brings this experience as well as her experience as a foster parent with her in this new role at Court Appointed Special Advocates.
“There is no more vulnerable population in Union County than it’s foster youth,” Hufnagel said. “I look forward to working closely with the incredibly hard-working staff, our tireless advocates, and all of our community partners.”
Read more in the New Jersey News article, “CASA of Union County Taps New Executive Director.”