Athens CASA Staff


Interim Executive Director

Tara Huffman is currently acting as Interim Director. She previously served as a Volunteer Coordinator with the Athens CASA Program 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 an Adjunct Faculty Member at Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions.


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 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.


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