Administration, Staff, and Board Members

Executive Director

Jennifer DeBalko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania CASA Association, Carlisle, PA

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, Kristen Tim, Executive Director, CASA of McKean County, Bradford, PA
  • Vice President:  Kevin Lutz, President, Armstrong Printery, Harrisburg, PA
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Bray, Deputy Court Administrator, Cumberland County Court Adminstrator’s Office, Carlisle, PA
  • Secretary:  Tammy Lynn Shearer, Cumberland County Recorder of Deeds, Mechanicsburg, PA

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


  • David Bedard, Managing Director, Ameriprise Financial, Harrisburg, PA
  • Jeannette F. Carter, PhD, Owner, Carter’s Creekside Bakery & Retired, Higher Education Administrator, Williamsport, PA
  • Douglas R. Diven, HandUP Foundation Founder & Executive Director, Danville, PA
  • Dewayne B. Nichols, Director of Community Relations, PA Child, New Cumberland, PA
  • The Honorable Christylee Peck, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Cumberland County, Carlisle, PA
  • The Honorable Lori K. Serratelli, Judge, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Harrisburg, PA
  • Sandra Spencer, Business Development Specialist, Appellation Pre-Fab, Muncy, PA
  • Jenna Strohmeyer, Associate, Quinn, Buseck, Leemhuis, Toohey & Kroto, Inc., Erie, PA 
  • Mike Ward, Business & Political Consultant, Catalyst Strategic Solutions, Greensburg, PA
  • Suzanne Kerlin Ward, Financial Advisor, PNC Investments, Greensburg, PA
  • Mandy Zalich, Executive Director, CASA of Westmoreland, Greensburg, PA