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.

Morgan McCament


Morgan McCament has worked as an Intern with Athens CASA since the Spring of 2021. Morgan is a student at Alexander High School and assists with community outreach at CASA. Morgan also works as a lifeguard in the Athens community.

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Isabella Reale


Isabella Reale is a junior at Ohio University in the Child and Family Studies program. Isabella has worked as an Athens CASA intern since August of 2021. After graduating, Isabella plans on becoming at Child Life Specialist.

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Shannon Melton


Shannon is a junior at Ohio University studying Child and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Life. She has been an intern since September 2021. After she graduates, Shannon will pursue a career as a Certified Child Life Specialist working in a pediatric hospital.

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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
Zachary Bowens
Alysia Brooks
Kay-Anne Darlington
Virginia Ferrell
Wendy Kaaz
Jen Newton
Anne Kemmerle
Suzanne Knauerhase
Eileen Lynch
Kelly Morman
Kara Osborne
Anna Shoup
Bobby Smathers
Amanda Van Auken
David Young
Scott Carson
Nancy Cooper
Tonia Hatten
Deb Murray
Ally Norton
Beth Pratt
Sarah Runyon
Sue Smith
Adrienne Tevis
Mary Tigner-Rasanen
Scott Trew
Traci Winchell
Julie Cohenour
Natalie Alvarez
Sarah Grace
Taylor Weigle
Stacy Stalder
Alicia Billman
Jim Korpi
David Hartman
Laura Busher
Jessie Hartman
Brianna Carmichael
Davia Jackson