February 14, 2020
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children welcomes Atlanta businesswoman Dr. Sylvia Delley to board of trustees
Contact: Sheryl R. Sellaway, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.695.5564
ATLANTA, Georgia – February 14, 2020 – The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children recently elected Dr. Sylvia Delley to its board of trustees. She is a licensed clinical pastoral counselor with a private practice in the Atlanta Area. Additionally, Dr. Delley is a co-business owner with her husband Terry Delley in several business interests in real estate, food service and airport concessions.
“Sylvia is an amazing, tireless advocate for children. We are fortunate to have her on National CASA/GAL Association’s board. She has a long, reputable history of working with children and adults impacted by abuse and neglect. Sylvia’s compassionate, caring disposition, and wealth of professional insight about our work will be of tremendous value to our organization,” said National CASA/GAL CEO Tara Perry. “Sylvia has a big heart for the work we do. We look forward to leveraging her expertise to better serve children who need our support developing strategies for our mission.
Dr. Delley holds a PhD and a master’s degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Prior to Dr. Delley’s work in clinical pastoral counseling, she owned an IT contracting and recruiting firm and was active in her family business.
“The opportunity to serve children who have been abused and neglected is a high calling,” said Dr. Delley. “I am honored to join National CASA’s board because our precious children deserve to live and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. I look forward to assisting the organization in realizing its mission and vision.”
Dr. Delley is active in her church Mt. Paran Central in the Atlanta community. She and her husband travel frequently overseas to support ministries in South Africa and India. In 2006, Dr. Delley and her husband financially supported Partners in Compassionate Care in its efforts to build Memorial Christian Hospital in South Sudan, along with drilling a well on the new building site. The hospital was completed in 2010.
She joins the existing board of trustees headed by Dr. William Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs.
About the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem Association for Children
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children, together with its 950 state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive. The National CASA/GAL Association offers leadership and support to the network of programs and leads its continued growth. nationalcasagal.org