EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kelley Williams
Kelley Williams was named Executive Director of Lakeway CASA on September 30, 2019. Kelley comes from a nonprofit management background where she worked with women and children experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. Touched by the stories she encountered, Kelley was inspired to be instrumental in creating an affordable housing program and establishing a new rapid rehousing program for Northern Illinois families in need. Her compassion for children experiencing trauma drew her to CASA and she looks forward to making an impact through her work in Hamblen, Jefferson and Sevier Counties. In addition to her extensive experience working with families in crisis, Kelley is also proficient in nonprofit program services, volunteer coordination, grants and marketing.
Kelley graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, with a bachelor’s degree in English and holds certificates in Mental Health First Aid and Motivational Interviewing. She began her career in Washington, DC working in nonprofit associations in membership development and event planning. Kelley’s volunteer experience includes serving as church trustee, Girl Scouts of America Troop mother, English as a Second Language Tutor, and tnAchieves/TN Promise mentor.
Kelley and her husband, Sam, live in Talbott and enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Cherokee. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling to visit her two adult children in Southern Illinois and South Carolina.
DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Marie Nicely
Marie Nicely is a native of Morristown, Tennessee. She attended Morristown-Hamblen High School West. Marie also attended Walter State Community College graduating with an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.
Marie became a volunteer in 2004, was previously employed with CASA of East Tennessee, Inc, as the Program Director for Hamblen and Jefferson counties from 2005 until 2012, and served on the Board of Directors for Lakeway CASA in 2013. After working for Head Start from 2014-2016, Marie returned to Lakeway CASA as a Volunteer Coordinator in 2017.
Marie currently lives in the area with her husband, Marty, and their three daughters.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, SEVIER : Natoisha Hager
Natoisha comes to Lakeway CASA with experience in the non-profit sector, working with at-risk youth and volunteer management. Natoisha studied Elementary Education at the University of Tennessee and dedicates much of her time advocating for the children she serves along with coaching a youth cheer leading squad. Natoisha is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her husband.
Volunteer Coordinator, Grainger and Jefferson Counties: Shey Cudd