CASA of Caroline Staff
Executive Director, Shelly Kulp, LCSW, MSW
Shelly Kulp was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders and spent her early years working for Head Start as a Lead Teacher. After spending 20 years raising her children, she went back to school to obtain a Master of Social Work from Salisbury University, Salisbury Maryland. Upon graduation, Shelly worked as the Bereavement Coordinator for Talbot Hospice. As Bereavement Coordinator she helped both adults and children deal with the trauma of loss and death. Her experience with trauma and loss has been helpful in her current role as Executive Director of CASA of Caroline. Shelly and her husband have also been licensed foster care providers in their county of residence. Shelly has been married to her husband, Dale, for over 30 years. Together they have raised their seven children. Now they enjoy spending free time with their grandchildren.
CASA of Caroline Staff
Pictured left to right: Executive Director, Shelly Kulp and Director of Outreach and Partnerships, Amy Horne
Director of Outreach and Partnerships, Amy Horne
Amy Horne, a native of Easton, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in French from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Upon graduating, she ran environmental campaign offices throughout the Northeast before embarking on a successful career in natural product sales. During that time she began volunteering for non-profits in the Greater New Haven area of CT. Over the course of 10 years she chaired more than 30 galas and auctions for organizations such as Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but ultimately returned to her native Eastern Shore. She joined CASA of Caroline in Januray of 2019 and serves as Director of Outreach and Partnerships. In this role she works to strengthen CASA of Caroline’s presence in the community by building partnerships, recruiting volunteers and managing community relations. She is currently pursuing her MSW at Salisbury University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, traveling, paddle boarding and crabbing.
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Denton - Volunteers are the backbone of CASA of Caroline. While it's not possible to fully express our gratitude for these local superheroes, we honor them every year at our Holiday Dinner. This year, as a result of the pandemic, we had to look outside the box to...
Denton - October is National Bullying Prevention Month. CASA of Caroline has partnered with Character Counts Mid-Shore, Caroline County Family YMCA and Caroline County Public Schools to raise awareness around prevention of bullying and cyberbullying. "Character...
Denton - On Wednesday, June 10, CASA of Caroline proudly welcomed three new Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who were sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Newell. Sworn in were: Ann Anthony, Julie...
CASA of Caroline, The Caroline County YMCA/Mentoring Program and Caroline's Agape Project are joining together to support Pinwheels For Prevention, a campaign to promote awareness of child abuse. Pinwheels are the national symbol for the great childhoods all...
Child Abuse Awareness Month: Pinwheels For Prevention
Denton - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. This year's national theme, Thriving Children & Families: Prevention with a Purpose, recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment. During the month of April and throughout the year, CASA of Caroline is encouraging our community to increase awareness about child and family well-being, and work together to implement effective strategies that support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Please show your support and increase awareness of child abuse by "planting" a pinwheel in the Denton Community Garden during the first weekend in April. Pinwheels were chosen as the national symbol for Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention because they are a lighthearted and whimsical reminder of childhood and they represent our vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities. Pinwheels will be available beginning Friday, April 2 at: Patti's Petals, Joviality, The Foundry, Purple Peake, and other locations around the county. Please check back here for a complete list. Thank you to this year's pinwheel sponsors, Denton Rotary and Purple Peake!
If you're a crafty person, try creating your own pinwheel display using the instructions on this page! We are also asking for children in the community to help "plant hope" and fill our CASA of Caroline windows with pinwheels. Please use the coloring page below and send it to us using the instructions at the bottom of the coloring sheet. It will take 240 pinwheels to fill our windows so please "Help Plant Hope"!
We have also developed a full month of activities for you and your family to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse by supporting and encouraging healthy family activities. Please check out our calendar and find the activities that you and your family will enjoy doing together. The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. Please join us in this month-long effort to end child abuse and "Change a Child's Story"!