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Who We Are


Our board members and staff are committed to safeguarding the needs and interests of all abused and neglected children in our State.  We are currently recruiting new board members from throughout Connecticut to establish strong local governance.   If you are interested in joining our board, please contact us.


 

  • Staff

    Lauren Gibbons Messner, Executive Director
    860.378.8525 | lmessner@connecticutcasa.org

    Alyssa Goggin, Director of Operations
    860.544.0315 | agoggin@connecticutcasa.org

  • Board of Directors

    David Bayne, Partner, Akerman LLP
    President

    Paige Beard, Senior State Development Officer, The National CASA Association
    Co-President

    Sheryl Culotta, Associate Provost, Wesleyan University
    Secretary

    Erin Cornell, Associate Director, Help Me Grow National Center
    Treasurer

    Emily Lorei Rodrigues, Public Relations & Internal Communications Specialist, United Technologies
    Director

    Mario Chiappetti
    Director

    Christopher Trombly, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Southern Connecticut State University
    Director

    Lynx McClellan, RN, Associate Professor, University of Bridgeport School of Nursing
    Director

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally

    271,800

  • National Volunteers

    93,300

  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance

    4297

  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates

    46

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