Whitney Roberts, Executive Director
Whitney first came to Voices for Children of Jefferson and Ripley Counties, as a CASA volunteer in February of 2016. Since that time, she became a part-time bookkeeper for the program and then moved into the role of full-time Volunteer Coordinator for Jefferson County in 2017. Whitney was promoted to her role as Program Manager in October of 2018 where she served as the person who directly oversaw all cases in both counties and the field staff. In February 2022 she stepped into the role of Executive Director for CASA of Jefferson County when the program split from Voices for Children and became it’s own independent organization.
As another Madison native, Whitney was drawn to the organization by her interest in helping children in need in our community. She previously volunteered in several Missionary Programs in the Southern States focusing on children and families in poverty. Whitney studied Paralegal Studies and Accounting at Ivy Tech Community College. Whitney is on the Jefferson County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Local JDAI, Attend and Engage Program, and Jefferson County Child Protection Team.
Brenda Holbrook, Program Coordinator
Brenda joined Voices for Children as the full-time Program Coordinator in June of 2018. Brenda now serves as part of the management team at CASA of Jefferson County and supervises some of the back end functions of our offices and our program.
Brenda has Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from Hanover College, where she also studied education, and later earned her Transition to Teaching Certificate from Goshen College. She has always been driven by a desire to help children and has over 15 years of experience in education and youth development as well as an extensive background in small business.
Brenda is a member of the advisory committee for the Human Services & Psychology Programs at Ivy Tech-Madison. She also volunteers with the MadHop Music Festival and other major festivals throughout the year. She is a member of the Ohio Valley Celtic Society and is a supporting member of the Friends of Clifty Falls State Park group.
Kimberly Courtney, Program Manager
Kimberly joined Voices for Children in November 2018 as a full-time Volunteer Coordinator in Jefferson County, until she was promoted to Lead Volunteer Coordinator in 2019. Kimberly is moving into the position of Program Manager in 2022 where she will manage the backend of all case related documentation and legal aspects as well as our field staff and their cases. She is also serving as a Child Advocate on her own cases.
Kimberly is a lifetime resident of Jefferson County and a Southwestern High School graduate. She has four years’ experience being a Home Based Service Provider for families in Jennings County as well as experience working in a Residential Placement facility. She previously volunteered with children through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Kimberly is on the Jefferson County Child Protection Team as well as the Attend and Engage Program.
Jim Mobley, Staff Advocate
Jim was sworn in as a Ripley County CASA volunteer in December 2019 until 2021 when he joined Voices for Children, Jefferson County as a staff advocate serving up to 30 children.
Before joining our team, Jim was an engineer with Hill-Rom and Wittrock Healthcare for 39 years. He then become an Employment Specialist for New Horizons advocating for people with disabilities looking for employment. Jim says it’s a joy to see a person with a disability obtain a job and flourish working.
Jim’s passion is helping those whose voice is sometimes not heard, especially children. Jim says kids are our future and to ensure that their future is bright their voices need to be heard. He hopes to help those voices standout in a world of uncertainty that they didn’t ask for, it’s our duty and an honor to speak for our most innocent.
Leah Cruea, Volunteer Coordinator
Leah was formerly an agriculture teacher in Tipton, Indiana. While there, she taught 6-12 grade and reinstated and led the school’s FFA chapter. While teaching Leah realized that there were so many hurting children in this world who needed to have their voices heard. That realization and a big move to Southern Indiana led her to CASA of Jefferson County.
In her spare time Leah enjoys volunteering with 4H and FFA, believing that such programs help foster independence, responsibility, and empathy within the youth who participate. She also enjoys supporting conservation projects like National Deer Association and National Wild Turkey Federation.