Lainie Jenkins

Executive Director

Lainie was born in Joliet, Il, attended Illinois State University and graduated from the University of St. Francis with a B.A. in English. In 2016, Lainie obtained her Master of Arts in Conflict Management at Trinity Seminary.

Lainie and her husband moved to Guyton in 2000, and Lainie quickly became involved in the community, joining Rotary, serving on the Chamber, the Effingham Red Cross Campaign, and graduating from Leadership Effingham.  In 2011, both Lainie and her husband became commissioned ministers. They have four children and four grandchildren. They now live in Bulloch County.

Lainie has been with CASA since June 2010. She gladly shares her passion for advocating for children who have been abused and neglected with individuals, civic groups, church groups, and community organizations.

Ida Daughtry

Advocacy Coordinator

Ida is a 2005 graduate of Armstrong State University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Health Science degree: Public Health Track. Ida was hired as a Foster Care Case Manager with the Screven County Department of Family of Children’s Services in January of 2006, which is where she received her first introduction to the child welfare system. She was employed there for 2 years. Later, while employed
with Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services, she was introduced to the CASA organization. It was then that Ida knew she wanted to advocate for children in foster care from a different prospective. Ida has been employed with Child Advocacy Services, SEGA, Inc since January 4th, 2016. Ida Daughtry lives in Sylvania with her 18 year old son and her 10 year old daughter.

Eileen Bayens

Volunteer Engagement & Training

Eileen hails from Pittsburgh, PA, and after several moves landed in Bulloch County. She holds an M.Education in Special Ed, Early Childhood Ed, and Public School Administration. She is retired from the Bulloch County School System, where she was employed for 21 years as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal.  She is a Certified Trainer for Ruby Payne’s Framework for Understanding Poverty and has much experience in supervising and training in various topics.  Eileen has been with CASA since January 2014 as an Advocacy Coordinator and Volunteer Trainer.  Eileen is active in Community Theatre, both as an actress and director. She and her husband reside in Statesboro and have three children and six grandchildren.

Wayne Akins

Visitation Supervisor

Wayne heads up our supervised visits service, and has casework responsibilities in both Bulloch and Effingham counties. He spent 11 years in law enforcement, then went through a shift in the focus of his career. Earning a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, he spent seven years as a vocational counselor for high school students with disabilities. Wayne spent the last twenty years of his career as the Department Head of the Student Disability Resource Center at Georgia Southern University.

Missy Fronte

Visitation Advocacy Assistant

Marilyn (Missy) Fronte is the Visitation Advocacy Assistant and manages the Visitation Center in Guyton. She joined our team in 2016 after relocating from Orlando, FL. She started her professional career in the Florida school system, moving on to Court Administration and then the Department of Revenue.

Missy is passionate about supporting families who are working to regain custody of their children.  She has two sons, one in Florida and another in Wisconsin.

Kristen Kramer

Volunteer Activities Assistant

Kristen Kramer is a 2016 graduate from Georgia Southern University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Family Services. Kristen started with Child Advocacy Services in January 2016 as a student intern; upon graduation she came on staff as a part-time Volunteer Activities Assistant. She also serves as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at LifeSpring Church in Statesboro. In 2012, Kristen moved to Statesboro from Warner Robins in order to attend Georgia Southern University.  In her free time she loves photography,  going to Hilton Head Island, spending time with her family and her two dogs Karma and Allie.