Paula                      paula

Paula received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Lincoln and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Paula has twenty years’ of experience in Human Services. In her role as Program Director, she supervises volunteers, secures funding for the program by managing grants, participates in public speaking events, serves on various committees and boards, and oversees management of the program.

Paula was raised in Papillion and currently lives in Papillion with her husband and two sons.

Candi       2

Candi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bellevue University and her Master’s Degree in Organizational  Management with a specialization in Public Administration from Ashford University.

Candi is currently working toward her PhD in Philosophy of Human Services from University of the Rockies.

Candi has been working in the child welfare arena both in Nebraska and North Dakota for nearly 20 years. In her role as Volunteer Coordinator, Candi supervises volunteers, coordinates family drug court, participates in public speaking events, serves on various  committees and boards, screens and trains new volunteers, and is a qualified expert witness for matters involving the Indian Child Welfare Act. Candi is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation

Candi has 4 children and two grandchildren.

tara name              tara

Tara received her Associate’s Degree in Human Services and her Certificate in Chemical Dependency from Metropolitan Community College.

Tara is currently working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice from Bellevue University.

In her role as Volunteer Specialist, Tara manages the Bellevue Family Visitation Center, supervises volunteers, coordinates on-going training opportunities for active volunteers, and oversees marketing for the program.

Tara was raised in Papillion and currently resides in Papillion with her son.

kay name           kay

Kay is the first point of contact in the CASA office, which is located in the Juvenile Court. Kay 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.

Kay originates from South Dakota and is a mom, grandma and great-grandma.