Children’s Guardian Fund elects Jasmine Candlish as president.

Children’s Guardian Fund has elected Jasmine Candlish as president of this organization that helps abused, neglected or abandoned children now in state custody.

Candlish, who serves as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, had been president- elect, a position now held by Nancy Feehan, a local child advocate. Candlish is the author of more than 70 published novels.

Stephen Walker, a criminal defense lawyer, and Jerry Woelfel, a marketing consultant, were elected to the Board at the same year-end meeting in May.

Candlish succeeds Alan Quinby who has served as president for the past two years.

New to the Board in the past fiscal year are Hal Hedley, G.E. (“Mike”) Michalson, Ian Sharp and Thomas D. Shults.

CGF supports the recruitment and training of 400 Guardian ad Litem volunteers who advocate in court for the best interests of the 1200 children in the custody of the 12th Judicial Circuit. CGF, through its Next Step Program, also offers tutoring and mentoring for teens aging out of the system.

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