Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association has elected Michelle McLeod to its board of directors.
McLeod recently earned a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University and completed master’s coursework in human resources at Georgetown University.
She previously graduated magna cum laude with high honors from Quinnipiac University and received an associate’s degree from Gateway Community College, where she also earned the Student Leader of the Year Award.
In addition to serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Montgomery County, she has volunteered with Maryland CASA’s Sunsets and Safe Harbors gala, as well as its African-American Festival information booth.
Active with the Jack Kent Cooke Scholar Association, HandsOn Greater D.C. Cares, ONE Campaign and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, she earned Outstanding Volunteer awards from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
McLeod resides in Germantown with her spouse, Sarah Bard.
Maryland CASA Association is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of all victims of child abuse and neglect to grow up in safe, permanent homes. This mission is carried out in partnership with the state’s15 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs, which provide trained volunteer advocates to speak up for the best interests of children. For more information, visit www.marylandcasa.org.