Board of Directors
Retired from the Air Force and a former volunteer advocate Gayland states..."My goal and purpose in being involved in CASA is to, through direct and passionate involvement in the lives of the abused and neglected children of Caroline Country, build a bridge between the courts, social services and law enforcement and the children who have suffered injury to the peace and security of a loving home that allows a healing to begin in the children's lives. This partnership between those who desire to help and the children that need help should bring a healing and empowerment that equips these innocent children to believe in a future of happiness and fulfillment within the context of a loving and secure home."
Brenda Walls-Vice President
Brenda is the owner of Denton and Ridgely Pharmacy's. She has lived in Caroline County for 45 years, and worked at Denton Pharmacy for 34 years. Brenda has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 30 years and has one daughter, Jessica and two grandchildren. Brenda has volunteered most of her life. Brenda is on the Chamber of Commerce board, and the Republican Central Committee. "I believe every child should have a voice. If I can help one child than it would be worth the time spent...I love giving and helping. I raise money every year helping the Wounded Warriors, Victory Junction, and Folds of Honor."
Jeanne is married to Tolbert Rowe and moved to Caroline County 28 years ago and is the mother of two. She has always felt that being a parent is her most important job. While working in the insurance business for 20 years, Jeanne decided to accept the challenge of becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer in the first class of 2004 for CASA of Caroline. She believes that every child deserves someone who knows them and will speak for their best interest because children are our future. She served by advocating 5 children in 5 years. While passionate about CASA's mission for children in need, she has served on the Board of Directors for 5 years.
Richard grew up in Caroline County and resides in Ridgely. A Towson University graduate, he was Department Head and Branch Manager fo Caroline County Public Library's North County Branch for 30 years before retiring in April of 2014. Most recently, Richard was Program Coordinator for Caroline County Public Library & Caroline County Council of Arts "Friday Nites in Caroline" performing artists series and volunteers with St. Martin's Ministries. "We all have a vested interest in the well being of our community's children. As a father and concerned citizen, I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the board of CASA of Caroline and look forward to my involvement with this special organization."