Paula Malmfeldt – Executive Director
Paula initially joined CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. in 2006 when she served as an Advocacy Case Manager until 2011. While away, Paula sent her baby to college, worked at Jesse’s House, (a local girl’s shelter), worked for a boutique cookie bakery and spent 2 ½ years in the regional office of FranklinCovey, a global leader in leadership development. Her passion for CASA’s mission and a longing to reconnect with the most incredible volunteers with whom she’s ever worked brought her back to the Forsyth program in June 2017 where she is focused on recruiting, fund development and building awareness of CASA within the community. She studied Public Relations at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and spent over 30 years as Girl Scout – 25 as a volunteer leader and 5 as a staff member where she developed and executed training for new volunteers. She is proud to be John, Jocelyn and Madeleine’s mom and ‘Grammy’ to Evelyn and Remington.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 3130
Lori Pupp -- Advocacy Director
Lori rejoins our Forsyth County office after a year at Georgia CASA. We are so glad to have her back with us! Lori's knowledge of the intricacies of child welfare is far-reaching. Her years with CASA and DFCS have provided her with great expertise in this area. Lori grew up in Atlanta and lives in Cumming with her husband and her pride and joy, Baby Ray.
Office: (770)886-2800 extension 8488
Sheri Ginty -- Advocacy Case Manager
Sheri started working with CASA of Forsyth County in January 2017 after many years working with DFCS where she worked as a Foster Care Case Manager and as an Investigator. Sheri received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of San Diego and worked as a Counselor prior to working with DFCS. Sheri has always been passionate about working in child welfare and helping to support and strengthen families. Sheri believes strongly in building the relationship with CASA and DFCS in order to better serve the children in Forsyth County. She is excited to be working for CASA of Forsyth County to help continue CASA’s advocacy efforts.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 3128
Heidi Grimmett -- Advocacy Case Manager
Heidi began her career with CASA in Lafayette, Indiana while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services at Purdue University. She served with that program for two and a half years. When deciding to move back to her hometown in Jasper, Georgia, Heidi reached out to local programs and found a home at CASA of Forsyth County. Heidi has been a dedicated and caring Advocacy Case Manager for three years and her passion for the CASA program, and serving children and volunteers is contagious. Heidi is also on our local Domestic Violence Task Force, is a part of the up and coming Family Dependency Court in Forsyth County, and has hopes to run her own CASA program one day.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 3127
Kylee Martin -- Advocacy Case Manager
Kylee came to CASA from DFCS and has used her DFCS experience to help guide and support volunteers as they navigate through the child welfare system for the last year and a half. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology and is passionate about justice with plans to continue her work serving abused children. She is on the Child Fatality Review Team and the Local Interagency Planning Team in Forsyth County.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 3126
Laura Skinner -- Advocacy Case Manager
Laura joined CASA in 2010. She has worked in the non for profit world for over 30 years. She is passionate about serving volunteers so they can perform their duties to the fullest of their potential. Nowhere does this goal appear more important than at CASA.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 3135
Lauren Morris -- Advocacy Case Manager
Lauren joined our CASA staff in September, 2017. She has her Master's in Social Work from Savannah State University and her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Lauren was a CASA volunteer for 9 years and has worked in various positions while completing her academic programs.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 2321
Jo Beth Harrison -- Implementation Specialist
Jo Beth started working with CASA of Forsyth County in September, 2015. Prior to joining the CASA staff, she was a volunteer for the program having been sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in August, 2013. Jo Beth holds her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City where she also earned her Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice. Her passion for child welfare and advocacy began decades ago when she worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Kansas and continues to this day with her devotion to the CASA program. Despite volunteering for various organizations throughout the years, Jo Beth is adamant the most rewarding volunteer opportunity in our community is being a CASA volunteer.
Office: 770-886-2800 ext. 3129 or 770-886-4082