In September of 2017, CASA of New Hampshire unexpectedly lost a dear friend and outstanding advocate – Linda Egbert of North Hampton. A dependable, compassionate and a true champion for the children she worked with, Linda touched the lives of 26 children over her 10 years as an advocate. Linda was also a longtime member of our CASA Cares and Spring Fashion Show committees. Her dynamic personality and passion for CASA is deeply missed. With the generous support from Linda’s husband and family, CASA is honored to announce the creation of the Linda Egbert Outstanding Advocacy Award. The recipient exemplifies the role of the CASA volunteer – someone who has gone above and beyond in their advocacy work and made a tremendous impact in the lives of children.
2022’s Honoree: Jeanmarie Foisie
Jeanmarie Foisie has been a CASA advocate since 2013. In that time, she has tirelessly advocated for 15 CASA kids, volunteering approximately 2,400 hours, driving more than 19,000 miles, and making 369 visits. Jeanmarie is a strong and committed advocate who undertakes her work as a CASA with uncompromising respect for everyone involved in her cases, especially her CASA children. Through her dedicated advocacy, Jeanmarie is able to make connections with the children for whom she advocates, as well as the parties and service providers on her cases, resulting in better decision making and better outcomes for her CASA kids. She truly understands the role of a CASA, because her objective in every interaction is to achieve the best interests of the children for whom she works so diligently. Jeanmarie’s unwavering commitment to achieving successful outcomes is inspiring to everyone she encounters. Jeanmarie embodies all of the best qualities of a CASA advocate, and we are honored by her dedication to improving the lives of New Hampshire’s children.
Congratulations to all the 2022 nominees: John Rozek, Dianne Macon, Kurt Hastings, Jan Bettencourt, Lucy Weber, Rich Gibadlo, Jennifer Green, and Mary Brown