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Who We Are

Board & Staff

Our board members and staff are committed to safeguarding the needs and interests of all abused and neglected children in our State.

 Meet our board of directors and our staff.  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 Lauren Messner.

  • Staff

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

  • Board of Directors

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

    Jamie Bellenoit, Executive Director, Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc. of Manchester
    Co-President

    Sheryl Culotta, Associate Provost, Wesleyan University
    Secretary

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

    David Bayne, Partner, Akerman LLP
    Director

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

    Mario Chiappetti
    Director

CASA By The Numbers

  • Children Served Nationally

    261,700

  • National Volunteers

    85,000

  • Connecticut Children in need of Assistance

    4297

  • Connecticut Children with CASA Advocates

    45

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