2015 Honorees

2015 CASA  SHaW Honorees

CASA SHaW congratulates all our honorees for their good works and dedication to helping our CASA KIdS in FY2014/2015

David and Susan Gibbons

David and Susan Gibbons are both long-time CASA supporters and friends. Susan is a founding board member for CASA SHaW, helping to:
  • lay its foundation, 
  • develop its policies and structure, and 
  • integrate it into the child welfare landscape. 
More recently, she headed up the Peer Coordinator Transition Team, helping CASA SHaW to serve more children more efficiently. Her husband, Dave, has stood by her side as a staunch supporter of CASA’s child advocacy mission, sponsoring events and hosting friendraisers to introduce CASA to his network of colleagues. It is with both of their support that CASA has continued to grow and expand its ability to provide services to children in foster care.                            

Leadership Somerset Class of 2014

Sunil A Bhorkar      Managing Partner, 
   Maggiano’s Little Italy
Felecia Nace           Education Program Specialist
                                    NJ Dept of Education
Bhadra Parmar       Strategic Sourcing Specialist
                                    Supply Chain, Ortho
Bev Pranzatelli        Bound Brook Borough Council
Nancy Petrillo         VP of Human Resources
                                    Matheny Medical & Educational                                           Center
Lis Staehle               Personal Trainer
Bill Weber                CASA Advocate
David Frauenheim   911 Communications
                                    Somerset County

The Leadership Somerset Class of 2014 chose CASA SHaW as its service project last year and worked diligently to address the issue of the under representation of African American advocates and board members for children in Somerset County. 

From leading round table discussions to raising awareness about the needs of minority children in foster care, the Leadership Somerset group helped to:
  • recruit four new African American board members and at least one new advocate; 
  • fostered connections with local churches and other stakeholders; and 
  • were instrumental in connecting CASA SHaW with young professionals from Ortho Clinical who developed the Give Every Child a Chance marketing campaign (#GECC). 
Their efforts will help to ensure that minority children in Somerset County are represented by advocates with whom they can relate.
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