Who we are.
Virginia Rea, Executive Director
Virginia began working as the Executive Director of CASA in June 2017.
She has a diverse educational background, including a B.A. in Psychology, a Secondary Education Teaching Credential and a law degree.
Previously, Virginia was the Coordinator for FaithWorks and County Director for Northern Valley Catholic Social Service in Siskiyou County. She has a long history of working for the Siskiyou County Superior Court in a variety of capacities, including that of family law mediator, guardianship and conservatorship investigator, probate examiner and in child custody. Virginia was also a teacher at San Quentin State Prison, an analyst for the Department of Corrections, and Public Administrator and Public Guardian in Winnemucca, Nevada. She has lived in Scotland and Ghana, West Africa, and loves to travel whenever possible.
Virginia is very excited to be working for CASA, an organization she believes in wholeheartedly. She looks forward to meeting our volunteers, and hopes to work together with the rest of our team to make CASA even more successful in serving our most vulnerable community members.
Kelly Atchley, Program Manager
Kelly supervises and supports a case load of volunteer child advocates and coordinates casework activities. She works directly with the Juvenile Court, attorneys and social workers representing abused and neglected children. Kelly assists with recruiting, training and retention of volunteers.
Kelly became an employee in March of 2016, after successfully serving six years on our Board of Directors, most of which as President. Initially her duties were split between Office Manager and Case Manager and has now segued into full time Case Manager with her load of volunteers increasing and capping at 30. Kelly has a degree in psychology, sociology and has graduate units in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.
Lori Keyser-Boswell, Case Manager
Lori comes to CASA from a rich background of social work and advocacy. Most recently employed by First 5 Siskiyou, she has also worked with Siskiyou County Behavioral Health, Children's System of Care and Abused Women's Aid in Crisis in Anchorage, Alaska. She's worked with children and women seeking safety and an improved life and has case management history with foster children in our dependency system. She is also currently the volunteer pastor at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Yreka.
Sarah Springfield, Administrative Assistant
Sarah supports the CASA staff while supervising the office. She is the link that brings us all together and maintains a strong communication with our volunteers. Sarah’s duties are heavily involved in marketing and the creation of collateral materials from concept to finished product. She also maintains our website and social media.
Sarah started with CASA in October of 2016. She comes to CASA with a strong and expanded journalism background of managing editor, news editor, researcher and communications midst her receptionist and intern past work experiences.