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Meet The Staff

Denise A. Swink, Knox County Director

Denise was born in Southern Knox County, Indiana and grew up on a farm with her parents and two sisters. She recently moved back from the Chicago area to her home in Knox County, Indiana. Denise is passionate about children and helping those less fortunate. She is the mother of two teenage daughters who help her maintain focus on family when the rapid pace of life seems overwhelming. Denise was director of a Preschool for a local church and was a substitute school teacher at her alma mater, South Knox High School. She is also passionate about interior design and studied design in Joliet, Illinois and ran her own design business. She was also a tutor at the local community college, Vincennes University, where she obtained her Associates of Science degree in Education. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana in Elementary Education. Denise enjoys home decorating, caning chairs, and working out in her spare time including walking, running, and bowling.

Cheryl Hugunin, Case Advocacy Specialist,

Cheryl is a life time resident of Bicknell. She graduated from North Knox and Indiana Business College with an Associate’s Degree. She worked in long term care for 28 years, retiring in 2015 from administration. Cheryl has two daughters and three grandchildren. She enjoys working in the yard and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Cheryl has been a CASA for nine years and joined the staff in 2016 as an advocacy specialist.