Chelsea DeWaters is the Program Manager for Murray/Whitfield CASA, a program of Family Support Council, Inc. that recruits and trains community volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates for local foster children before the Murray and Whitfield County Juvenile Courts. She is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Dalton-Whitfield, a member of the Murray County Child Fatality Review team, Whitfield County System of Care, Dalton Whitfield NAACP Unit 5246, and Georgia’s Region 1 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan team and is currently serving as a program directors’ representative on the Georgia CASA Board of Directors. Originally from North Carolina, Chelsea has been a member of the Family Support Council team since 2012, and has gotten to know Dalton since then, primarily through its world of social work, and through being an avid supporter of the growing downtown scene. When not working from the office or the kitchen, she’s most often found at Tenoch, Native Kitchen or Casa del Café, and is almost never without a cup of decaf, an audiobook, a stockpile of masks and hand sanitizer, and some musings on the nature and purpose of the child welfare system. In step with the mission of Family Support Council, Chelsea’s aim to help create a community where all children and families are safe, nurtured, and empowered to reach their full potential, built through an ongoing conversation where all of Dalton/Whitfield’s residents’ unique voices and experiences are represented and heard at the table.