Meet the Sarpy CASA Staff
Sarpy County CASA staff members are professionals that work to ensure CASAs assisting children in foster care are supported and well-trained. Please contact us at (402) 593-2259 to learn more.
Paula Creps, Program Director
Paula earned her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from UNL and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNO. Working over 25 years in Human Service, she has experience in a variety of different areas including Child Welfare, Foster Care Services and Domestic Violence Programming.
As our program manager, Paula oversees operations for Sarpy County CASA. She supervises volunteers, secures grant funding, fundraises, speaks at public events, coordinates events, collaborating with community professionals and serves on various boards and committees.
Paula lives in Papillion. She is married with two sons.
Tara Williamson, Volunteer Coordinator
Tara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice from Bellevue University.
As our Volunteer Coordinator, Tara leads new case handling & procedures, facilitates new advocate screening and training, coordinates on-going training for current advocates, and organizes and assists with various Sarpy County CASA events.
Tara currently resides in Papillion with her husband and their two sons.
Jennifer Simmonds, Volunteer Specialist
Jenn has lots of experience in providing support to the juvenile court and the district court at Sarpy County. Her degree is in applied science.
As our Volunteer Supervisor, Jenn supervises advocates, organizes and assists with various Sarpy County CASA events, creates the monthly newsletter, and oversees our program marketing and social media.
Jenn currently resides in Bellevue with her husband, two daughters and one son.
Georgia Lopez, Administrative Assistant
Georgia keeps the CASA office organized and on track with day to day operations while making sure families are taken care of as they check in for court hearings. She is the first point of contact at our Sarpy County CASA office which is located in Juvenile Court at the Sarpy County Courthouse. Georgia is currently pursuing her associate’s degree in Legal Studies at Metropolitan Community College.
Georgia was born and raised in South Omaha. She currently resides in Bellevue with her four children.