About the Board

The Lucas County CASA Advisory Board, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation that is able to accept grants and donations and support the CASA volunteers in ways that government is unable to do.

Among other things, the Board provides recognition to the CASA volunteers, meals and other refreshments at CASA training workshops, and CASA Tool Kits filled with toys and activities to aid the CASA volunteers in establishing relationships and interviewing their CASA children.

The Board also reviews the strategic plans and policies of Lucas County CASA and makes recommendations and gives advice to the CASA Director. Unlike the typical Board of Trustees, the Lucas County CASA Advisory Board does not have the power to hire and fire the CASA staff. That responsibility rests with the Lucas County Juvenile Court.

CASA Tool Kits are filled with toys and activities like these to aid volunteers in establishing relationships with CASA children.

Meet the Board

Gail L. Bishop

CASA Volunteer

Margie Clausing, MBA

Senior Director of Federal and Local Relations for the Office of Government Relations
The University of Toledo

Daniel Brown-Martinez

Deputy Chief
Toledo Fire Department

Lori Decker, J.D.

Board Vice President
Turner Construction Company

Melyssa Knight

Director of Operations
Cornerstone Church

Patrice McClellan, Ed. D.

The Ronald Group
CASA Volunteer

Jan Meyer

Board Secretary
Retired from
Ohio Department of Health

Michael A. Smith, Jr.

Toledo Police Department

Danielle Sosko, MSN, RN, CPN

Associate VP
Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital

Angela Thomas

Board President
Trust Company Family Offices
CASA Volunteer

Kwinlyn Tyler

Project Manager
Lucas County Department of Planning & Development

Robert Vasquez, MPA

VP External Affairs
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
TPS School Board

Deb Whiting

Board Treasurer
Coburn Patterson, LLC

Frankie Young, MSW

Retired from Ohio Department of
Job & Family Services
CASA Volunteer