MEET OUR TEAM

Stephanie Sheler

Stephanie Sheler

Executive Director

As a teacher and social worker by trade, Stephanie brings her knowledge and expertise to the CASA team as their fearless leader! Her favorite part of the job is interacting with people: staff, judges, volunteers, and donors. When she’s not at work, you will find Stephanie reading, knitting, practicing Spanish, and spending time with her family.

Kari Frederick

Kari Frederick

Program Manager

Since going through volunteer training in 2002, Kari has held almost every position at CASA before her current role as Program Manager. She is known by the CASA community as a fierce advocate for children and was even chosen as the recipient of the 2022 Heart of CASA Award! In her free time, Kari loves spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her dog, Bailey.

Carrie Shoesmith

Carrie Shoesmith

Administrative Manager

Helping and supporting people is important to Carrie, and she’s excited to serve children through her work at CASA. Her attention to detail and love of organization are key to her role here. When not working, Carrie enjoys reading, cooking, attending her daughters’ choir performances, and taking walks with her husband.

Amanda Brader

Amanda Brader

Advocate Supervisor

Bringing her passion for children’s rights, Amanda wants to make meaningful connections with her CASA volunteers as an advocate supervisor. Knowing the importance of community outreach, Amanda recognizes just how important her volunteers are to making a change. Amanda is a cat-lover and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.

Melissa Ronquist

Melissa Ronquist

Administrative Coordinator

Melissa is putting her Human Services background and administrative skills to work as the Administrative Coordinator, working primarily with CASA’s volunteer advocates. She loves meeting new people and working with like-minded people at CASA. After hours, she enjoys attending live events, gardening, baking, hiking, and reading.

Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson

Development & Marketing Specialist

Samantha (Sam) loves that her job allows her to do tasks she enjoys: writing, event planning, and making her coworkers pose for social media posts! She is passionate about CASA’s role in creating generational change in our community. After work, Sam can be found walking her dog, Elton, reading a book, or baking cookies.

Meg Tevlin

Meg Tevlin

Advocate Supervisor

Meg’s interest in children began with almost 10 years of involvement in early childhood education. She loves that her work with CASA allows her to continue exploring her passions while growing in other areas she enjoys such as editing and supervision. When not at work, Meg loves spending time cozied up with her cat, Pearl, and a good book.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Derek Aten
Chair
Key Bank
Vice President
Senior Relationship Manager – Business Banking

Geoffrey Boutelier
Vice Chair
Markem-Imaje
Account Manager

Tony Grossa
Treasurer
BHS Insurance
Employee Benefits
Consultant, PHR

Nancy Brozek
Secretary
North Country Trail Association
Director of Development and Communications

Claire Guisfredi
North Kent Connect
Executive Director

 

Heidi Hendricks
Creston Industrial Sales

Bill Holmes
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Associate Director

Tara Kiely
HR Collaborative
Vice President of Client Services

Kathy Mullen
Former CASA volunteer

Kevin Nelson
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Senior Donor Development Manager

Andy Rent
Townsquare Media
100.5 The River
Morning Host, “Andy in the Morning”

Kristen Snyder
Corewell Health
Physician Assistant | Assoc. Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Amanda Witte
Kent School Services Network
Team Lead

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