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Board of Directors

President, Dawn Shellabarger

Dawn R. Shellabarger is Vice President of  Commercial Banking  for Central Bank of Boone County and lives in Mexico, Missouri.  She is also involved with the Sunrise Southwest Rotary Club, Ronald McDonald House and Audrain County 4-H.

Vice President, Clark Peters

Clark Peters is an Assistant Professor with the University of Missouri School of Social Work.  He has been active in the research of child welfare services and organizations along with adolescent transition to adulthood.

Secretary, Matthew A. Jacober

Matthew Jacober is a partner with Lathrop & Gage LLP in Clayton, Missouri where he focuses his practice on business litigation.

Treasurer, Amy Blunt

Amy Blunt is  the principal of the Bespoke Group which consults with clients on political law, government affairs and compliance for both candidates and political action committees.  She resides in Columbia, Missouri.

Alex Boland

Alex Boland is a Certified Public Accountant working within the asssurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. in St. Louis, Missouri.  She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity and serves on the advisory board for the University of Missouri chapter.

Julie Gibson

Julie Gibson is an Account Director for Global Prairie, a digital marketing and advertising agency in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes is a Service Line Manager at St. Louis Integrated Health Network in St. Louis, Missouri.  This organization collaborates with hospitals, community health centers, and other safety net institutions to increase access to high-quality, affordable, healthcare for all residents of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones is an Organizational Leadership Consultant residing in Columbia, Missouri.  She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity and has served as Advisory Board Chairman for the local chapter at the University of Missouri-Columbia for the past 10 years.

Mark Langworthy

Mark Langworthy is the Senior Director of Development for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Lindsey Rendlen Latzke

Lindsey Rendlen Latzke is  the Director of Employment Practices and Policy for Graybar Electric Company, Inc. in Clayton Missouri.

 

The Missouri CASA Association is looking for new board members who can help strengthen the organization and help us expand services in our state. 

Board members are responsible for:

  • Increasing funds for the organization;
  • Increasing CASA’s visibility in the state of Missouri.

We are seeking a diverse group of leaders who have professional experience in the public or private sectors, who care about children and who are willing to commit time and energy to advance CASA in Missouri.

While active CASA volunteers are unable to apply for the board positions (as local CASA service would present a conflict of interest with service to the statewide board), this is a great opportunity for inactive volunteers to continue being involved in CASA or for you to recommend people for board participation.  For more information, please contact Beth Dessem, Missouri CASA’s Executive Director, by e-mail or call her at (573) 256-1445.  To be considered for a local board, please contact your local program.