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Our mission is to help abused and neglected children live well, achieve academic excellence, and experience the joys of childhood by providing them with trained volunteer advocates who speak for their best interests. 

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LEIGH ANNE

MCKELVEY

Leigh Anne has served as the Executive Director since 2018 and has worked for CASA programs since 2004. She’s played a key role in major initiatives, such as CASA's 2015 expansion to Chester County and 2019 launch of the Voices for Children coalition. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree with a certificate in child welfare from the University of Pittsburgh.  See our full staff list.

DAVID CRAMER

David Cramer’s passion for CASA’s mission began when his wife, Christine Wiita, became an advocate in 2008. After seeing the impact CASA can have on a child’s life, he began fundraising and joined the Board in 2015. As a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service , and with 40 years of experience in banking and finance, retail, and distribution and logistics, David has the expertise to help CASA move forward. See our full board.

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OUR

HISTORY

  • In 1992, CASA Youth Advocates Inc. was formed, building on the work of volunteers supporting children in Delaware County that dated back to the 1970’s

  • In 2012, CASA added its Educational Decision Maker service to empower volunteers to help youth with special education needs make academic decisions  

  • In 2015, CASA expanded to begin serving children and youth in Chester County

  • In 2019, CASA launched the Voices for Children Coalition in Delaware County to improve the safety net of services for children and families.”

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Our Voices for Children coalition seeks to strengthen the families and systems that support our youth. Email Elisha Coffey to get involved and see our framework here.