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Meet Our Team

A small but dedicated staff evaluates referrals, manages volunteers, consults legal advisors, supports board members, interfaces with National and Michigan CASA Associations, and more.

Sharonda Bridgeforth

Advocate Supervisor

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Amy Smith

Advocate Supervisor

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Luz Chavira

Advocate Supervisor

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Clare Parks

Administrative Coordinator

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Cathy Weirick

Executive Director

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Rosemary Allen

Advocate Supervisor

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Angela Brown

Development Coordinator

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Deb Kammer

Advocate Supervisor

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Kari Williams

Program Manager

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Board of Directors

A diverse group of community representatives assists with fundraising, program policies and procedures, public relations and promotional activities.

Geralyn Pasi
Independent Trustee

Vice President
Gretchen Ross
Grand Rapids Police Department
Latent Print Examiner

Heidi Hendricks
Creston Industrial Sales

Brian Lassiter
Davenport University
Career Service Coordinator


Andy Rent
DJ, The River 100.5

Brandon Finnie
Managing Director and Member, Hungerford Valuation

Diane St. Claire

Damian W. Lockhart
Associate Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Tony Grossa
Employee Benefits Producer, BHS Insurance

Kay Bylenga
Family Advocate, Safe Haven Ministries

Lisa Young
Marketing Director, West Michigan Woman

Richard L. Chrisman
CPA, Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols, & Carter PC

Geoff Boutelier
Director of Sales, Component Engineering

Michelle Bassett
Business Consultant

Arlen-Dean Gaddy
Client Manager, Varnum Consulting


Current Committees

  • Donor Development
  • Communication and PR
  • Event
  • Community Connections
  • Program and Policy
  • Board Recruitment, Election, and Retention

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