KAREN DYER, ADVOCATE SUPERVISOR
Karen Dyer joined CASA as the Advocate Supervisor in Barry County in the fall of 2013. Karen is no stranger and comes with a wealth of experience in child welfare. She began her career with the Department of Human Services as a caseworker and maintained various positions over the years working with children and families in the system. Karen retired from the Department of Human Services after 35 years in child welfare as the Program Manager in Barry County in January of 2013. Her experience now helps volunteers advocate effectively for children and families and support of the work of the Court and the Department of Human Services. Karen's passion for children is evident and she believes fully in the "pure" work of CASA's mission. Her warmth touches everyone and volunteers are privileged to glean from her experience.
LAURA LAMBRIGHT, ADVOCATE SUPERVISOR
Laura Lambright joined CASA as an Advocate Supervisor in the summer of 2016. She graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education and is a previous CASA volunteer. She has experience in direct case management from her time as a foster care worker as well as a Children’s Protective Services Investigator in Ingham County. She brings with her extensive knowledge of issues relating to substance abuse, domestic violence, court processes and Child Protection Law. She has a passion for social justice and desires to see children’s lives bettered as a result of the Child Welfare System. She and her husband currently reside in Charlotte and have recently welcomed the littlest member of the Lambright family.
JESSICA CORNMAN, DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR
Jessica Cornman joined the CASA team in September of 2016 as our new Development Administrator, and her engaging personality, energy, and laughter is a welcome addition to our CASA family. Prior to joining CASA Jessica worked for the law firm of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC and the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. Most recently she was a school secretary with the Grand Ledge Public Schools where she felt compelled to work in the field of child welfare. With experience in marketing, communications, and graphic design, she hopes to share the good work of CASA and loves working for a program so dedicated to bettering the lives of children under court jurisdiction. Jessica is married to Tim and a mother of 3 busy children. In her spare time, she loves watching her children's activities, knitting, drawing, reading and playing with her yorkie.
BECKY CARSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Becky joined CASA as the Executive Director in July of 2011 bringing 18 years of experience in the neglect abuse system. She previously served children and youth in a residential treatment program in various capacities. Her professional experience covers a range of areas related to child welfare and leadership. She has led quality improvement efforts over the years, and possesses an unwavering desire to see that youth in the system receive the services they need while partnering together with individuals and agencies to serve their best interest. She believes in the power of relationships to make a life changing difference. Becky lives in Lansing with her beloved golden retriever and an aging out youth with incredible potential.