Athens CASA Staff


Jenny Stotts

Executive Director

Jenny Stotts has served as the Executive Director of Athens CASA since 2013. She is a licensed social worker. She supports CASA expansion throughout region through her work with Ohio CASA as the Regional Coordinator for Southeast Ohio CASA. She has served on the National CASA National Leadership Council and Rural Leadership Council. She is the Chair of the Child Welfare Citizen Review Panel in Southeast Ohio. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Appalachian Children's Coalition. She volunteers with Athens Sunrise Rotary, the Athens Child Conservation League and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tara Huffman

Volunteer Supervisor

Tara Huffman has served as a Volunteer Coordinator with Athens CASA since 2013. She holds a degree in Child & Family Studies. She worked previously in child protective services. Tara provides support and training to CASA Volunteers. She also works as a Adjunct Faculty Member at Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions.


Jess Chadwell

Volunteer Supervisor

Jess Chadwell has served as a Volunteer Coordinator at Athens CASA since 2016. She provides support and supervision to CASA Volunteers and manages Athens CASA's internship program. She holds degrees in Social Work and Psychology.

Jillian Wolfe


Jillian is a fourth year student at Ohio University studying Psychology and Biology, from Youngstown, OH. She is completing an internship throughout the 2022 Spring semester.


Adriana Troutman

Forensic Psychology

Adriana Troutman is a third year student at Ohio University studying Forensic Psychology from Youngstown, Ohio. She is completing an internship at Athens CASA in Spring 2022.

Cat Cline

Child & Family Studies

Catarina Cline is a senior at Ohio University studying Child and Family Studies, hailing from Medina, Ohio. She is completing an internship at Athens CASA in Spring 2022. She also serves in the National Guard.

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Friends of CASA Board


Carly Leatherwood


"CASA serves a critical need in our community. I volunteer to help ensure a bright future for our county's most vulnerable children."


Court Appointed Special Advocates

Bettie Bow
Alysia Brooks
Laura Busher
Scott Carson
Lisa Cohen
Julie Cohenour
Kate Colombo
Nancy Cooper
Kay-Anne Darlington
Virginia Ferrell
Cathey Glenn-
Sarah Grace
David Hartman
Jessie Hartman
Tonia Hatten
Wendy Kaaz
Liz Kelley
Anne Kemmerle
Suzanne Knauerhase
Jim Korpi
Eileen Lynch
Erin Morgenstern
Kelly Morman
Deb Murray
Kara Osborne
Anna Shoup
Bobby Smathers
Sue Smith
Stacy Stalder
Adrienne Tevis
Mary Tigner-Rasanen
Ally Turner
Taylor Weigle
Traci Winchell
David Young