Since 1984, CASA of the River Region has trained and paired volunteers to be the voice for abused and neglected children in Family Court. CASA  serves children in Jefferson, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.


There are over 3,800 children in Family Court annually in CASA’s six-county service area. We believe children need  at least one caring, consistent adult to look out for their safety and nurture their self-worth. CASA is here to ensure vulnerable children’s voices are heard.

We believe children need at least one caring, consistent adult

to look out for their safety and nurture their self-worth.

Our Mission

CASA supports & promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused, neglected, and dependent children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. 

Meet The Team

William Myers


Emma Bamba

Advocacy Supervisor

Kayla Long

Advocacy Supervisor

Amabelle Camba

Director of Development

Shontelle Davis

Advocacy Supervisor

Lisa Polega

Advocacy Supervisor


Shari Christoff

Director of Advocacy

Joseph Grove

Advocacy Supervisor


Vonna Ohlmann

Advocacy Supervisor

Henry, Oldham, Trimble

Lydia Deegan

Training Manager

Josette Gocella

Advocacy Supervisor

Leah Nord

Community Engagement Manager

Megan Mosteller

Program Coordinator

Judy Johnson

Advocacy Supervisor

Board Officers

Leon Mooneyhan, PhD, Chair

Ashlyn Ackerman, Vice Chair

Heather Metts, CPA, Treasurer

Board Members

Steven Blevins, Esq.

Kevin Brown, Esq.

Emily Digenis, Esq.

Carl Heick

Carol Lomicka

Board Members

Matthew Nichols

Mitchell Payne, J.D.

Bryan J. K. Sisto, Esq.

Johanna Wheatley

Jessica Wissing, Esq.

Honorary Members

Terri Bass

Maud Fliegelman*

Hon. Richard FitzGerald*

Dr. Joan Thomas*

* Indicates desceased members

CASA's latest publications and articles can be found on this page. To download, click any of the links. 

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