Mission & History
Staff & Board of Directors

“We learned that there is an army of loving people who take foster kids and their foster families into their care and walk that uncertain path alongside them. That is CASA.”

Foster parent


Executive Director
Suzanne Skala
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x305

Kathie Paravola, Program Administrator

Chief Program Officer
Kathleen Paravola
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x306

Beth Stremel, Director of Development

Director of Development and Marketing
Beth Stremel
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x304

Tammy Cetina, Advocate Supervisor

Advocate Supervisor
Tammy Cetina
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x300

Jill Jakubowski, Advocate Supervisor

Advocate Supervisor
Jill Jakubowski
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x303

Jackie Rankin, Advocate Supervisor

Advocate Supervisor
Jackie Rankin
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x301

Cathy McCoy, Probate Supervisor

Probate Supervisor
Cathy McCoy
[email protected]
630-221-0889 x302


Board of Directors

Dan Martin
Connor & Gallagher OneSource

Vice President
Katie May Yoder
Fifth Third Bank

Chris Larrabee
Benjamin F. Edwards

Jim Tansey
M & A Tax Services, KPMG

Carol Asselmeier
Former CASA Advocate

Scott Drumheller
Griffin | Williams, LLP

Sandy Higgins
Capstone Financial Advisors, Inc.

Dawn Lantero
Early Childhood Educator

Neil Lichtman
Retired Advertising Executive

Greg Maksimuk
Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck

Danielle Marshall
Edward Jones

Karen Patton
Former Advocate and Staff Member

Luke Vanderbloemen
Alston Construction

Gene Wollaston
Retired Engineer

Legal Counsel
Charles Rohde
The Law Offices of Charles Rohde