Volunteer Spotlight: Shawn Gusciora

Name: Shawn Gusciora Service Site: CASA of Washington County, MD How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I completed training at the end of 2013 and have served as an Advocate since then. Work Experience outside of CASA  I lead a team of claim professionals at State Farm Insurance. How did you hear about… Read more »

Maryland CASA Summit Prepares Youth to Exit Foster Care System

Maryland CASA Summit Prepares Youth to Exit Foster Care System Download as PDF (Baltimore, Md.) – Nearly 50 youth attended Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association’s second annual Foster Youth Summit on Saturday, June 18 to develop the skills they will need to successfully transition out of the foster care system.  The one-day event,… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Elaine Johnson

In the spring of 2015, I completed the comprehensive CASA training in Prince George’s County and was officially assigned my first case a few months later. Having been a stay-at-home mom after leaving a career that included Congressional, regulatory and community development experience, I always knew I wanted to work with foster kids once my own… Read more »

Priority Partners Serves As Platinum Sponsor for 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit

Download as PDF Priority Partners to Sponsor Maryland CASA Foster Youth Summit Maryland Managed Care Organization supports Nonprofit’s Efforts to Educate Older Foster Youth Baltimore, Md.  – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association is proud to announce Priority Partners as a Platinum sponsor of its 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit: Pathways to Independence, which… Read more »

Sadiq Ali to Kick Off 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit June 18th

We’re busy gearing up for our 2nd Annual Foster Youth Summit on Saturday, June 18th — a one-day event designed to connect older foster youth (ages 14+) with community resources and engaging workshops to help prepare them for life after foster care. For this year’s summit, we are excited to welcome Mr. Sadiq Ali as… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Espinosa

Name: Mary Espinosa Service Site: Washington County Maryland How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I have been a CASA Volunteer for 2.5 years Work Experience outside of CASA: I have worked with Mentally Challenged, Physically Disabled individuals. I have worked in the mental health and addictions field for over eight years. How did you… Read more »

Maryland CASA Welcomes Darlene Pence to Board of Directors

Download as PDF Towson, Md. — Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association has appointed Darlene Pence to a two-year term on its board of directors. A resident of Federal Hill, Ms. Pence bring over 25 years of human resource management to the table, and her goal is to aid Maryland CASA in their mission… Read more »

Anne Arundel County CASA’s “Tee Up for a Child” a Sold Out Success

Annapolis, Md. – Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (AACCASA) hosted its 16th annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Eisenhower Golf Course. The event raised a total of $42,052 to help the organization recruit and train adults to serve as CASA Volunteers – community members who provide voices for… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Yvonne Gish

Name – Yvonne Gish Service Site – Washington County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? Served? – Since December 2014 Work Experience outside of CASA – Computer programmer, consultant, trainer, newsletter designer.  I have also volunteered as a peer counselor for Hagerstown Pregnancy Center and am currently a children’s teacher for Community Bible… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Darlene Gamble

Name:  Darlene Gamble Service Site:  CASA of Prince George’s County How Long Have You Been a CASA volunteer? Currently 2 years in Prince George’s County.  2 years in DC around 1997.  Served?  4 years Work Experience outside of CASA:  I work for the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts in DC. I also volunteer… Read more »