About Us: Staff


This is a listing of Georgia CASA staff members. To contact an affiliate CASA program staff member, please click here.

Duaine Photo Duaine Hathaway, Executive Director
Duaine has been Executive Director of Georgia CASA since September of 2000. Retired from Georgia Power since 1998, he was previously with Central Atlanta Progress, a nonprofit downtown Atlanta business association. He currently serves on the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children and Governor Deal's Child Welfare Reform Council.
In 2004, he was selected to attend Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course, which enhanced his management and leadership skills as a nonprofit director. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Ali PhotoAlicia "Ali" Darden, Project Manager
Ali has been at Georgia CASA since November of 2008. Prior to coming to Georgia CASA, she worked for a public accounting firm in Atlanta. She received her Master’s of Education in Occupational Studies and her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia. Ali has also taught high school business classes.  

Lori DerhammerLori Derhammer, Communications & Marketing Manager
Lori came to Georgia CASA in 2001. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in marketing, from Valdosta State University. She was previously employed at TSYS in Columbus, Georgia. Lori works in the areas of communications and marketing and also helps with resource development initiatives.

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Joyce Jones, Staff Associate
Coming on staff in 2000, Joyce was previously Administrative Assistant with the Atlanta Urban League’s Employment Department. Included among her duties at the Georgia CASA office is assisting the affiliate CASA programs. Joyce provides requested materials and information to the affiliate programs as needed.

Jennifer PhotoJennifer King, Program Operations Director
Jennifer came back to Georgia CASA in 2002 after previously working at Georgia CASA for several years. She has worked in various capacities and currently serves as the Program Operations Director. Jennifer has also worked with United Way of Metro Atlanta, AmeriCorps and America's Promise. She holds a master's degree in nonprofit administration from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in child and adolescent development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Lori Pupp Photo Lori Pupp, Advocacy Specialist
Lori joined the Georgia CASA staff in April 2017. Lori has spent over 15 years working in child welfare and most recently was director of CASA of Forsyth County in Cumming, GA. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Georgia and has extensive knowledge of child welfare laws and DFCS policy. Lori brings a strong passion for partnerships with DFCS and other community agencies towards making great strides for the children served by CASA. At Georgia CASA, she provides consultation and expertise to our affiliate CASA programs on a wide range of advocacy topics.  

Regina Roberts, Special Projects Coordinator
Regina joined the Georgia CASA staff in January 2017. She began her career working as a project manager with a global manufacturing company and later with an international telecom, then transitioned to the field of event planning in 2000. She has worked in the past on event planning with several other child welfare organizations in Georgia. Regina holds a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s School of Business and Industry and a bachelor’s degree from the same school.  

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Ewansiha Simmons, Technical Support Manager
Ewansiha has been with Georgia CASA since 2000. He handles day-to-day business, financial management and office network administration. He previously was an intern with the Atlanta Urban League. He has a bachelor's degree in African-American studies from Morehouse College.


Angela Tyner, Director of Advocacy and Program DevelopmentAngela Tyner
Angela joined the Georgia CASA staff in 2004. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia in 2001, and she earned her J.D. at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2004. Angela previously interned with Georgia CASA and the Office of the Child Advocate.