Douglas County CASA, Inc

STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Staff

Diana Frederick
Executive Director
Maria Butler
Administrative Assistant
Derek Helms
Development Director
Susan Allen
Advocate Coordinator
Carolyn Johnson
Advocate Coordinator
Brooksie McCarty
Advocate Coordinator

Board of Directors

Aidan Loveland Koster
President
Amy Shumaker
Past President
Rick Hird
Vice-President
Katrina Chatman
Treasurer
Kendall Heiman
Secretary
Reid Bork
Board Member
Machaela Edmonds **
Board Member
**Eric Hiebert

Board Member
Claudia Jones
Board Member
Wendi Kelemen-Braden
Board Member
Cathy Shenoy
Board Member
Suzanne Valdez
Board Member
Kitty Ware
Board Member

Ex Officio Board Members:
Diana Frederick
CASA Director
Jill LaPoint
Ambassador President
Erin Feller
Kappa Alpha Theta Philanthropy Director
Jean F. Shepherd
Honorary Board Member

Georgia Orchard

The desire to help children started long ago for Georgia Orchard. "I had my first CASA assignment in 1993," Georgia says. "I had become interested in learning about children involved in the courts because of their home lives. I was a school psychologist and spent a lot of time with other children as well as my own." What has been rewarding about being a CASA? "I especially enjoy seeing the children delight in the activities we do together. They love to learn and don't even know they are learning." The ultimate reward is "seeing the children put in the best homes for them. Sometimes they go back with their parent. Sometimes they are better in a warm, loving adoptive home. One group of three I followed for 5 years; it was fun to see them change from lost souls to reasoning, lovable children." Douglas County CASA is fortunate to have Georgia Orchard as a volunteer and advocate. "If you want to help others and enjoy children," she states, "CASA is a good place for you."