BECKY CARSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Becky Carson has worked with children who have experienced abuse and neglect within the child welfare system for nearly 25 years. She served youth in a residential treatment program in various capacities for 18 years prior to joining CASA for Kids, Inc. Barry, Eaton & Ingham as the Executive Director in 2011. She has most recently expanded CASA’s service to Ingham County. Becky’s 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 collaborate with individuals and agencies within the system and the community to make sure that the right things happen for children. She believes in the power of relationships to make a life changing difference. Becky lives in Lansing with her beloved golden retriever.
AMANDA GERDING, PROGRAM LEADER
Eric Sweeney, Advocate SupervISOR, EATON COUNTY
Eric Sweeney joined CASA as an Advocate Supervisor in the spring of 2017. He brings with him a wealth of experience that includes 13 years serving children in residential treatment in several different capacities and 6 years with assisting disabled adults find housing and any other needs they may have. His passion is in helping others and in particular children that are in the child welfare system. He strongly believes that the empathy, kindness, and respect that professionals can give to children and families will lead to more positive outcomes for all. Eric has lived in Potterville for the past 12 years with his wife and two boys.
JESSICA BOSS, ADVOCATE SUPERVISOR, BARRY COUNTY
Jessica joined the CASA team as an Advocate Supervisor in August 2017. She graduated from GVSU with a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently a student in Michigan State University's MSW program. She comes to CASA with experience in substance abuse prevention & treatment, victim advocacy and direct service in Wraparound. With her knowledge in substance abuse, the criminal justice and child welfare systems and mental health, she plans to give the best support possible to CASA volunteers to best advocate for children in the system. She and her husband currently live in Hopkins with their 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 chinchillas. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exploring new foods & restaurants and spending time on Gun Lake in the summer.
SARAH BERDINER, ADVOCATE SUPERVISOR, INGHAM COUNTY
CATHY FRANKLIN, DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR