CASA of Fayette County Officially Organized!

The board consists of a diverse group of individuals representative of Fayette County; bringing together a retired educator, local business owner, radio talk show host, licensed social worker, and attorney– all sharing the same mission to ensure each dependent child in Fayette County has the opportunity to have a CASA volunteer advocating for their best interests.

CASA of Fayette County Board of Directors
Left to right, front row: Gina Jenkins, Kendall Sisler, Melinda Powell, Selina Matis
Left to right, back row: Shanon Leskinen, Christina DeMarco-Breeden, Jolene Hough

CASA of Fayette County steering committee members met for the program’s inaugural board meeting on Friday, October 16, to form a board of directors and begin adopting early documents to support their soon-to-be-formed non-profit organization.  The newly developed board of directors elected Selina Matis as President, Kendall Sisler as Vice President, Jolene Hough as Secretary, and Melinda Powell as Treasurer. 

Spearheaded by Fayette County Judge Linda R. Cordaro, and with the support of Senator Pat Stefano, the new program is developing as a collaborative effort between Fayette County and PA CASA upon receiving approval by the National CASA/GAL Association to initiate the program.

At the end of the calendar year 2018, there were 263 children in foster care in Fayette County.