Volunteer Profiles

Cecil County | Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Pearson

A family man with three adult children and long-term Perryville resident, Steven Pearson has always looked for ways to “give back” to his community and help make a difference. Serving as Town Commissioner, Mayor, a member of the Board of Directors for both the Perryville Little League and Perryville Junior Football League, and his latest… Read more »

Cecil County | Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Armour

Charles Armour of CASA of Cecil County started his first case in April 2017, and has already made a significant impact! Charles’ interest in CASA stemmed from 20 years of management experience while working for Johnson Controls where he assisted employees in all areas, ranging from domestic issues, drug dependence, and union disagreements. He realized… Read more »

Harford County | Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Jane Price

After 25 years of teaching middle-schoolers Spanish and French, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Mary Jane Price of CASA of Harford County knew for a long time that working with children and youth is where her heart lies. While she was teaching out of state, Mary Jane often had the opportunity to meet with parents and… Read more »

Howard County | Volunteer Spotlight, Antoinette Murray

This week’s volunteer spotlight, Antoinette Murray from Voices for Children (Howard County), is very familiar with the foster care system. Antoinette adopted her now eight-year-old daughter and is also an aunt to her brother’s five adopted children. Being familiar with foster care made Antoinette want to advocate for children. She knew that becoming a CASA… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deanna Speir, CASA of Cecil County

Sometimes you just need a sign… A billboard is how this week’s volunteer spotlight, Deanna Speir of CASA of Cecil County, began her journey to volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). When she spotted a CASA billboard along Route 40 in Cecil County, she knew it was time to volunteer. Since viewing the… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Roni Ringler of CASA of Allegany County

“Once you walk into my classroom, you are mine forever.” This is the philosophy that this week’s volunteer spotlight, Roni Ringler of CASA of Allegany County, lived by throughout her 30 year teaching career. When students entered her classroom, they gained an educator who was passionate about her work and cared about her students. They… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Grauer, CASA of Cecil County

With 5 children of her own, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Erin Grauer of CASA of Cecil County, knows a thing or two about working with children. Erin has been working with CASA of Cecil County for 9 months and doing a fabulous job! Erin’s journey to CASA began through a friend; when she heard about… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Alemu of CASA of Baltimore County, inc.!

No one said being a CASA volunteer was easy, but this week’s volunteer spotlight Pamela Alemu makes it look effortless! Pamela has been working with CASA of Baltimore County, Inc. for three and a half years and doing an amazing job! Pamela’s journey to CASA began when she worked for the Social Security Administration. She… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: MaryLou Plutschak of CASA of Caroline, Inc.

  With a master’s degree in counseling as well as an undergraduate background in psychology and sociology from the University of Maryland, this week’s spotlight volunteer, MaryLou Plutschak, was prepared to help children in need as a child advocate; since 2008, she has been working as a volunteer with CASA of Caroline, Inc.! MaryLou began… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah Pitts from CASA of Baltimore County

This week’s volunteer spotlight features Deborah Pitts, a volunteer with CASA of Baltimore County, Inc. Deborah has served as a volunteer for 18 months and previously worked in a correctional environment for six years. When she retired, Deborah wanted to return to volunteering and had previous experience working with youth. When Deborah began researching a… Read more »