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    Interim Coordinator

    barb.jpgBarbara Benedict, MSW, has been in the social work field since undergraduate school.  She attended graduate school in Philadelphia receiving an MSW while working in the health field.  She worked in hospitals  for part of her career in various cities including Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Syracuse. In 1997, a friend told her about the creation of a new CASA.   Barbara decided to venture out of hospitals and focus on the community with CASA.  Working with children, families, volunteers, child welfare and legal systems promoting safe, permanent homes for children has become her career goal.  She was the Coordinator for the Onondaga CASA program for ten years during which  they received the first National CASA Award for Diversity.  She received the Liberty Award from the Onondaga Bar Association.  At the present time, she is a part time  Volunteer Supervisor  for CASA of Rochester/Monroe County besides being the Interim Coordinator for CASANYS.



    Board of Directors

    Executive Committee

    Arthur Siegel, President

    Barbara Morgen, Vice President of Development and Public Awareness

    Richard Heyl de Ortiz, Technology Chair

    Fozia Murphy, Second Vice President

    Katie Richardson, Treasurer

    Cheryl Vallee, Vice President of Legislative Issues

    Board Members

    Donna Ramlow

    Cortney Shatraw

    Darla Chase

    Wendy Mono

    Andi Pratt

    Katrina Lord

    Anna Silva

    Peter Thompson

    Amy Tenney Levere

    Kacey Ellsworth


    Minna Buck

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    • Child Safety and Risk Assessment Training

      The Child Safety and Risk Assessment Training will  present an opportunity to understand the process that child welfare and family court judges work through when they are making decisions about wh... read more

    • Legislative Day

      Local CASA programs will bring staff, board members and Volunteers to meet with their legislators in Albany on 3/15/16.  CASANYS State Association board members will join the local programs at leg... read more


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