Robert joined the staff of CASA of South Central KY as an Advocate Coordinator in November 2012 and has served the past eight years working with more than a hundred Volunteers who’ve advocated for hundreds of child victims of abuse and neglect. He was promoted to the title of Senior Advocate Coordinator in 2017.
Robert attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. After college, he worked for two years at Hunter Douglas manufacturing, including contributing to the writing of SOPs related to maintenance of injection molding tools for ISO 9000 certification. Thereafter Robert was hired by The Volunteer Center of Owensboro-Daviess Co., where he spent more than a decade. This included several years coordinating the Community Service Connection program (court-mandated volunteer service) and then the Volunteer Connection program (ongoing and episodic volunteer opportunities). During this period the agency expanded its mission to provide a variety of services such as volunteer management trainings, collaborative fundraising opportunities, and in-kind donations of office supplies, with Robert acting as the primary liaison to over 120 non-profit organizations in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, and Muhlenberg Counties. In 2009, immediately prior to working for CASA, Robert was the volunteer coordinator for the Foster Grandparent Program of Community Action of Southern Kentucky, recruiting and managing low-income senior volunteers assisting in schools and other child-focused facilities.
Over the years Robert has been involved in a number of professional and volunteer activities, including serving as the Disaster Chair for Red Cross of the Ohio Valley and participating on multiple programmatic subcommittees for the Points Of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network partnership.