Our Mission:

To ensure that every child has a safe, supportive, and permanent home through community education by providing court-appointed volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children within the court system.

Our Vision Statement:

CASA is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.

Our Values Statement:

  • Adaptability: We seek opportunities, embrace challenges, and accept changes that will improve our work supporting abused and neglected children in Venango County. We are willing to adapt our thinking and behavior to address the changing conditions around us.

    • Maintaining productivity despite the occurrence of unknown situations

    • Thinking innovatively and outside perceived boundaries to solve a problem

    • Making quick and effective decisions when confronted with challenges and crises

  • Collaboration: We collaborate with each other, with PA CASA, and with county and other local programs to carry out our mission effectively and creatively. We see each other as allies on whom we can rely for support. In the face of difficulties, we remain a team.

    • Maintaining the environment of teamwork and growth

    • Being considerate of other points of view when working together to accomplish a certain goal

  • Integrity: We are committed to being responsive, respectful, honest, fair, and humane. We address problems directly with each other, immediately. We express appreciation and recognize a job well done.

    • Honoring our commitments

    • Adhering to the highest professional standards

    • Being accountable for our actions, successes, and failures

    • Operating legally and ethically, contributing our time, resources, and know-how to improve the success of our CASA volunteers

  • Respect: We respect and celebrate different local cultures, understand that they affect all aspects of our work at CASA of Venango County, and strive to be inclusive and welcoming.

    • Showing respect of self and others

    • Fostering a trusting, open, and inclusive environment at all levels within the organization

    • Being conscious of the dynamics inherent when different cultures interact

  • Quality: We pursue excellence in everything we do to support our CASA Volunteers in providing the best advocacy for abused and neglected children. We evaluate our work and strive for continuous improvement.

    • Putting heart and mind in the work to get the best results

    • Continually striving to increase our individual and collective professional knowledge and skills and to apply them to our work supporting our CASA Volunteers

    • Adopting best practices, working hard, celebrating our successes, and learning from our failures

  • Service: We believe that each employee has an integral role to play in delivering excellent service to our CASA Volunteers, our donors, and to each other.

    • Being efficient and effective in our approach to generating the best solution each time

    • Going the extra mile each and every time for our CASA Volunteers and the children they serve

    • Acting with integrity, providing quality service, and being reliable and responsible at all times

  • Stewardship: We operate from a common purpose, doing what is best for CASA of Venango County. We are faithful to our Mission, Vision and Values, and endeavor to achieve long-term financial sustainability. We apply careful and responsible management of all the financial resources we have been entrusted with to advance the mission of CASA of Venango County.

    • Upholding the National CASA/GAL Association Mission, Vision and Values

    • Valuing sustainable progress as much as immediate achievements in developing long term programmatic and financial partnerships

    • Taking ownership of organizational and stakeholder success

    • Building a better, stronger, and more durable organization

    • Exercising a high level of transparency around the financial resources we have been entrusted to manage

Our Volunteer Advocates!

They all CHANGE A CHILD'S STORY every day!

Heather Antill
Jim Brewster
Salli Betler
Cate Fry
Kori Greene
Bridgid McIntyre
Mary Rose Ragon
Charleen Spencer
Holly Watson
Clay Campbell
Mac McFetridge
Sheryl Brock
Deb Beach
Sheena Cassedy
Brad Stallard


Cinnamon Sue Evans

Executive Director


JoAnn Straub

Volunteer Manager

Board of Directors

 Executive Board


President- Ms. Heather Faunce

Vice-President- Mrs. Kitty Richards

Treasurer - Mrs. Allison Beers

Secretary - Open Position

Board Members
Mrs. Maggie Bernecky
Dr. Jennifer Bishop
Mrs. Bethany Cloonan
Mrs. Sherry Griswold
Mrs. Michelle Hoovler
Ms. Sherry Kulinski
Mrs. Ronda Lancaster
Kathryn Rembold
Ms. Tonya Sharrar

Can't volunteer but still want to make a difference?

Become a CASA Board Member, apply          ! 

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CASA of Venango County, Inc.

7 Elm Street

Oil City, PA 16301


814.670.0283 Fax