Milford woman named outstanding senior volunteer

Martha Kleinfelter and Nathan Bell, executive director of CASA for Clermont Kids.

Martha Kleinfelter from Milford was the top award winner in the annual Southern Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Awards program sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio.

At a breakfast earlier this month (May 2) at the Savannah Center in West Chester Township, four volunteers age 60 and over were honored for giving their time in a selfless, caring manner to Cincinnati area charitable and nonprofit organizations.

They were recognized for their commitment to enhancing the quality of life for people in their communities.

Ms. Kleinfelter was nominated by nominated by CASA for Clermont Kids. She is dedicated to protecting the rights of children who have the misfortune of landing in Clermont County’s juvenile court system. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Clermont Kids, or CASA as it’s known, Martha pours her passion into supporting the best interests of abused and neglected children.

CASA recruits and trains involved local citizens to serve as a child’s advocate and judge-appointed court representative. The organization’s mission is to advocate for the best interests of these children and that’s just what Ms. Kleinfelter does. She believes each child is entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home. She works tirelessly to provide recommendations so a judge knows if a child should return home, remain in foster care or be considered for adoption.

She has been a dedicated and humble volunteer for four years. In addition to her case work, she is essential in helping CASA run its annual fundraiser and other events. Ms. Kleinfelter is a hard worker, considerate and always willing to help. She can be counted on to go above and beyond when assigned to represent a child and CASA for Clermont Kids is grateful for all of her efforts.

In addition to Ms. Kleinfelter, the other top award winners and the organizations they serve include:

Kathy Randall of Loveland, (Gold award) nominated by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

J.C. Robinson of Cincinnati, (Silver award) nominated by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.

Nancy and Dean Swartz of Liberty Township, (Bronze award) nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Westchester/Liberty.

Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award nominations are submitted by community organizations throughout the region that have first-hand knowledge of exceptional volunteers.

These seniors exemplify Medical Mutual’s mission of improving our communities through service and leaving a positive legacy for future generations.

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For more than 80 years, the company has served customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers.