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Administration, Staff, and Board Members

Jennifer DeBalko

Executive Director

Ms. DeBalko’s resume includes over 12 years of experience with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). While she was a student at Dickinson College, she interned at the Cumberland County CASA office. Jennifer went on to work as a Case Supervisor and then as Program Manager at CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Since 2008 Jennifer has been the Executive Director of the Lehigh County CASA Program. Throughout her career she has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of program management and has been devoted to the protection and welfare of children who benefit from the services of a Court Appointed Special Advocate. In her role as Lehigh County CASA Executive Director, Jennifer had the opportunity to serve on the Board for the Pennsylvania CASA Association both as Board President and in support of various administrative and successful fundraising initiatives.

“Pennsylvania CASA has a great deal of room for growth and I am excited to use my skills to strengthen PA CASA so that we can in turn support and assist local programs” Jennifer said. “Strengthening the state organization means that we will have the ability to grow and improve service to the most vulnerable community members in Pennsylvania, the abused and neglected children.”

  • Ashley Frank, Partnership Director, Pennsylvania CASA Association
  • Steve Gill, Program Specialist – Eastern Region, Pennsylvania CASA Association
  • Maura Kelly, Program Specialist – Western Region, 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: Jeannette F. Carter, Ph.D., Consultant, PDE Bureau of Career & Technical Education & Retired, Higher Education Administrator, Williamsport, PA
  • Vice President:  Kevin Lutz, Sales Director, Mail and Print, Higher Information Group, LLC, Harrisburg, PA
  • Treasurer:
  • Secretary: Justin Fleming, Government Relations, PA Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg, PA
  • Brett N. Benton, Richard M. Ochroch & Associates, P.C., Philadelphia, PA
  • Julia Chapman, Associate, Dechert, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Shamaine A. Daniels, Attorney, Law Office of Shamaine Daniels, Harrisburg, PA
  • Sharon S. England, Curriculum and Training Development Department Manager, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Justin Fleming, Government Affairs Director, Harrisburg, PA
  • Kevin Lutz, President, Armstrong Printery, Harrisburg, PA
  • The Honorable Christylee Peck, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Cumberland County, Carlisle, 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
  • Amy Woodward, Management Consultant and Investor, Zionsville, PA

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