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CASA Board


In 1993, the CASA Board Volunteer Association, Inc. was established to further the mission and support the work of the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County. The Board partners with the Program by raising and administering funds for enhanced programming, personnel support, promoting public awareness of the CASA Program, and recognizing the efforts of CASA’s heroic volunteers.

Our Vision

  • Our vision is that the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County be a model for how very well the CASA program works to protect the most vulnerable citizens of a community: children who have suffered abuse and neglect. The CASA Board Volunteer Association, Inc. is committed to ensuring that our local CASA program provides a thoroughly trained and well supported CASA volunteer to every child in Summit County who needs one. Through the work of these caring and dedicated volunteers, we will advocate for all children in need, until they receive safe, permanent and nurturing homes.

    In order to guarantee the on-going success of the program, we will continually generate awareness of the plight of abused and neglected children, and will cultivate strong partnerships with individuals and organizations committed to bettering children’s lives. We will do this with integrity, compassion and devotion to our children.

2023 Board Executive Committee

  • Amanda Carroll, Board Chair
    PCR Business Systems

    Meredith Davis, Board Co-Chair
    BHHS, Stouffer Realty

    Brad Bowers, Board Treasurer

    Adrienne Borstahl, J.D., M.B.A., Secretary
    Westfield Insurance

2023 Board Members

  • Beth Cardina, CASA/GAL Program Director
    CASA/GAL Program of Summit County

    Michael Badzik, Board Member
    Premier Bank

    Hilary DeSaussure, Board Member
    Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC

    Francesca Jirsa, Board Member
    Yoga Instructor

    Sarah Lance, PR & Marketing Committee Chair
    Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC

    Karen Manna, Fundraising Committee Chair
    CASA Volunteer

    Kim Miller, Finance Committee Chair

    Francesca Ritson, Volunteer Recognition Committee Chair
    Cimino Box and Pallet, LLC

    Amy Jo Sutterluety Ph.D., FACSM, Board Member
    Baldwin Wallace University

    Jennifer Syx, Board Recruitment Chair
    J6 Advisors

    Board Administrator
    Victoria Osivnik
    Going Beyond Bookkeeping LLC