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


Lisa Drake, Executive Director
Executive Director
Lisa M. Drake
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Kathie Paravola, Program Administrator
Program Administrator
Kathie Paravola
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Beth Stremel, Director of Development
Director of Development
Beth Stremel
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Tammy Cetina, Advocate Supervisor
Advocate Supervisor
Tammy Cetina
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Jill Jakubowski, Advocate Supervisor
Advocate Supervisor
Jill Jakubowski
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Jackie Rankin, Advocate Supervisor
Advocate Supervisor
Jackie Rankin
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Cathy McCoy, Probate Supervisor
Probate Supervisor
Cathy McCoy
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Board of Directors

Brandy Harrington
Black Diamond Planners

Vice President
Dan Martin
Connor & Gallagher OneSource

Bill Kokum
Solo Laboratories

Ron Austin
Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co.

Carol Asselmeier
Former CASA Advocate

Bill Deitch
The Estate Planning Law Group

Dawn Lantero
Early Childhood Educator

Chris Larrabee
Benjamin F. Edwards

Neil Lichtman
Retired Advertising Executive

Greg Maksimuk
Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck

Karen Patton
Former Advocate and Staff Member

Jim Tansey
M & A Tax Services, KPMG

Luke Vanderbloemen
Alston Construction

Gene Wollaston
Retired Engineer

Katie May Yoder
Fifth Third Bank

Brad Zessin
Fifth Third Bank

Legal Counsel
Charles Rohde
The Law Offices of Charles Rohde