Volunteer Profiles

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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: The Lombardi Couple

Name:  John Lombardi Service Site:  CASA of Allegany County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? Served?  Just over a year, now. Work Experience outside of CASA:  I’m a professor of mass communication at Frostburg State University. How did you hear about CASA, and what made you decide to volunteer?  I heard about our… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Cowin

What was your motivation for becoming a CASA volunteer: My wife and I have always been passionate about CASA and the work they do for children. Our two sons had severe special needs stemming from a rare syndrome that significantly shortened their lives.  And as their Dad, I believe that I developed a heightened level… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Campagnoli

Name: Michael Campagnoli Service Site: Frederick County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? As a CASA volunteer, I am now going into my second year. Work experience outside of CASA: My career outside of being a CASA is in the pharmaceutical industry with over 20 years with experience in sales management, marketing, regulatory, finance and legal. My… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Ellen G. Krawczak

Name: Ellen G. Krawczak Service Site: Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. How long have you been a CASA volunteer?  Approximately 5 years. Work Experience outside of CASA: I was a paralegal who worked at a brokerage firm, a consumer finance company and a law firm. After I had children I did substitute teaching.  Later… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Caryn Weaver

Name: Caryn Weaver Service Site: Anne Arundel County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I have been a CASA for one year. Work Experience outside of CASA: My background includes being a Vice President of a Direct Marketing company, doing graphic designing with an emphasis on marketing, branding & direct mail. How did… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Janet T. Mengel

Name: Janet T. Mengel Service Site: I am a CASA volunteer in Worcester County MD and our office is in Downtown Berlin. How long have you been a CASA volunteer? I have been a CASA volunteer for 8 years. Work Experience outside of CASA: Before moving to the Eastern Shore, I worked for Howard County… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Stack

Occupation:  Retired Human Resource Professional Volunteer for:  Voices for Children of Carroll County Motivation for becoming a CASA:  Upon retirement, I was determined to find something meaningful to do with my free time.  My daughter, who is a therapist and works with CASA’s involved in her own cases, suggested that I look into my local… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary R. Towe

Occupation:  Registered Nurse, currently retired CASA program affiliation:  Washington County Supervisor: Tasha Walls Motivation for Becoming a CASA Volunteer:  My passion is women and children.  As a volunteer for Office of Community Grant Management, Local Management Board of Washington County, I learned of the many unmet needs of families and children in the county. The… Read more »