Letter from the Board President

Michael Beckett Chairman of the Board

They are children and they need our help to get to a better tomorrow.
Dear CASA friends,

Thank you for your continued support of the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County. The Board is pleased to support the CASA Program through various fundraising efforts. In August, you helped us celebrate our volunteers and brave CASA kids at the "Each One, Reach One" event at the Akron Art Museum. At the "I Am For the Child" breakfast in October, we shared with you the challenge of the...

2017 Impact

We helped
Child Victims of abuse & neglect
Cases as Guardian Ad Litem

2017 Financial Information

The work of the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County is significantly enhanced by financial support from many generous donors. The CASA Volunteer Board Association sincerely thanks all of our financial supporters in 2017.


Total Revenue 360102 0

  • 60% Foundation & Corporate Grants
  • 29% Fundraising
  • 11% Individual Contribution
  • .4% Misc. Revenue


Total Expenses 278780 0

  • 49% Volunteer Support & Retention
  • 19% Program
  • 14% Training
  • 9% General & Administration
  • 8% Fundraising Expenses

Through the work of caring and dedicated volunteers, we will advocate for all children in need until they receive safe, permanent and nurturing homes.

Volunteer Spotlight

Cheryl Hoover

Cheryl Hoover has always had a heart for children. She has been a CASA volunteer with Summit County for almost fifteen years, and during this time she has served forty-five children. Cheryl is also a director of a local preschool. Cheryl's personality lends itself to being a strong advocate for every child she meets, but this year something truly extraordinary...

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Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.

Thank you to all CASA Volunteers!

We send our appreciation and gratitude to all of the selfless people who helped make 2018 a successful year. We couldn’t have done it without you!

2017 Board of Trustees

Michael Beckett, Esq.
Chairman of the Board
State & Federal Communications

David Bouffard
Immediate Past President/
Chairman of the Board
Signet Jewelers

Kimberly Haws-Falasco
Vice Chair
Haws Falasco Group

Susan Lines
Board Treasurer

Kimberly Ray
PNC Financial Services

Beth Cardina
President/Executive Director
CASA/GAL Program of Summit County

Jeannette Andreski
Publicity Committee Member
Akron Zoological Park

Norm Christopher, M.D.
Board Member
Akron Children’s Hospital

Meredith Davis
Board Member,
Fundraising Committee Member
FedEx Supply Chain

Naomi Ganoe
Board Member,
Fundraising Committee Member

Angie Holmes
Board Member and CASA/GAL Volunteer

Jennifer Oldham
Co-Chair of Volunteer Retention
and Recognition Committee
Oldham Company, LLC

Sandra Noll
Fundraising Co-Chair

Megan Raber
Board Member
City of Tallmadge

Karen Schofield
Co-Chair of Volunteer Retention
and Recognition Committee;
CASA/GAL Volunteer

Pamela Sayre
Board Member
First American Title

Jennifer Syx
Board Member
inSITE Advisory Group, LLC

CASA Staff Members

Beth Cardina
Program Director

Lora Mycoskie
Administrative Assistant

Kandy Monroe
Lead Volunteer Coordinator

Tammy Barnes
Volunteer Coordinator

Chris Brown
Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Harvan
Pre-Service Trainer/Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Holmes
Volunteer Coordinator

Bathsheba Phillips
Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Rotondo
Volunteer Coordinator

Alan Futo
Lead Child Advocate

Pamela Bennett
Child Advocate

Renee Conlon
Social Worker GAL

Chad Horstman
Child Advocate

Bethany Lee
Child Advocate

Christina Bollman
CASA Staff Attorney

Holly Farah
CASA Staff Attorney

Joe Kernan
CASA Staff Attorney

Jasmyne Wilson
Child Advocate

Jasmine Harris
Child Advocate

In Summit County, there are 1069 children involved in the court system primarily as a result of abuse or neglect.

At CASA, our goal is to see each of those children get the care and advocacy they need.

Our Mission

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, Ohio. 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.

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