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Our Volunteers

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and range from their twenties to their seventies.  Join them!  These are conscientious men and women who commit roughly two years to getting to know a child who has experienced abuse or neglect, and helping that child to find a safe, permanent home in which to thrive.  More information is available about how to volunteer.

The proven CASA model was praised by Nicholas Kristof in a November 2020 New York Times column; he wrote: “CASA…Volunteers provide support and advocacy for children who sometimes have no one else to trust, while helping them navigate the bureaucracy.”  (He has included the CASA model among those endorsed at 

Connecticut CASA's Volunteers

Kristen Allegro (Cohort 5)

Jennifer Barnard (Cohort 5)

Karen Bergin (Cohort 3)

Brooke Bosley (Cohort 5)

Grace Cannon (Cohort 5)

Kathleen Carr (Cohort 1)

Joanne Carroll (Cohort 5)

Maggie Cohn (Cohort 5)

Eileen Condon (Cohort 2)

Mahoghany Dolberry (Cohort 1)

Calvin Fang (Cohort 2)

Andrew Giering (Cohort 2)

Gary Shaune Gilbert (Cohort 5)

Tricia Goldburn (Cohort 3)

Jenna Goldman (Cohort 5)

Tanya Goldstein (Cohort 4)

Whitney Gutgsell (Cohort 6)

Warren Holcomb (Cohort 5)

Victoria Huckestein (Cohort 4)

Dwayne Jackson (Cohort 2)

Jacqueline Johnson (Cohort 4)

Kyla Kachinsky (Cohort 4)

Regina Keifer (Cohort 3)

Claire Kelley (Cohort 3)

Eric Krupa (Cohort 6)

Adriana Latouf (Cohort 1)

Tiffany Lee (Cohort 4)

Jennifer Lemay-Sullivan (Cohort 6)

Amanda Liberman (Cohort 3)

Patricia Liptak (Cohort 5)

Susan McKeon (Cohort 4)

Aimee Nicolich (Cohort 3)

Diana Pacetta-Ullmann (Cohort 6)

Larissa Pitts (Cohort 6)

Anna Preston (Cohort 4)

Nicholas Ramirez (Cohort 6)

Jeffrey Reitmeier (Cohort 2)

Claudia Sherman (Cohort 4)

Lila Simansky (Cohort 5)

Jonnathon Stadwick (Cohort 6)

Kyn Tolson (Cohort 2)

Sandra Tranquilli (Cohort 1)

Kristina Veselak (Cohort 4)

Mary Woolsey (Cohort 2)
Beyond those above who have committed to serving children directly, CASA of Southern Connecticut benefits from the service of citizens who are lending their time and expertise as members of the Board of Directors, the Advisory Council, and the Ambassadors--along with several other individuals (e.g., Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson and Erin Hill) who have made in-kind donations of time, thought, and skill.  Thanks to all!

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally


  • National Volunteers


  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance


  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates


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