Administration, Staff, and Board Members

Executive Director

Jennifer DeBalko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania CASA Association


  • Maura Kelly, Western Region Program Operations Liaison, Pennsylvania CASA Association

Board of Directors

Members of the Pennsylvania CASA Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds. These local program representatives, judges, business leaders, CASA volunteers, and child welfare professionals all share a common commitment to the abused and neglected children of Pennsylvania.


  • President: Amy Woodward, Management Consultant and Investor, Zionsville, PA
  • Vice President:  Kevin Lutz, Sales Director, Mail and Print, Higher Information Group, LLC, Harrisburg, PA
  • Treasurer: Julie Morales, VP of Finance, Giant/Martin’s, Carlisle, PA
  • Secretary: Justin Fleming, Government Relations, PA Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg, PA

     ** Emeritus Treasurer:  Charles Bussard, Owner, Charles E. Bussard, CPA, Carlisle, PA


  • David Bedard, Managing Director, Ameriprise Financial, Harrisburg, PA
  • Jeannette F. Carter, Ph.D., Consultant, PDE Bureau of Career & Technical Education & Retired, Higher Education Administrator, Williamsport, PA
  • Julia Chapman, Associate, Dechert, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Shamaine A. Daniels, Attorney, Law Office of Shamaine Daniels, Harrisburg, PA
  • Dewayne B. Nichols, Corrections Officer, PA Department of Corrections, Camp Hill, PA
  • The Honorable Christylee Peck, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Cumberland County, Carlisle, PA
  • Nancy C. Saidis, Consultant, Fundraising, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • The Honorable Lori K. Serratelli, (former Judge, Dauphin Co Court of Common Pleas), Counsel, Schiffman, Sheridan & Brown, P.C. and owner, Serratelli Dispute Resolutions, LLC,  Harrisburg, PA
  • Tammy Lynn Shearer, Cumberland County Recorder of Deeds, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Kristen Tim, Executive Director, Olean Family YMCA, Bradford, PA