Volunteer Profiles

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 »

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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Cunningham

Name: Steve Cunningham Service Site: CASA Harford County How long have you been a CASA volunteer? Since March, 2015 Work Experience outside of CASA: 30 year teacher at The Sheppard Pratt Pratt Hospital Forbush School; 7 year School Principal in Harford County and currently in “semi” retirement working as an Academic Coach at CCBC Essex and Program Manager 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 »

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 »