Who we are.
Sarah Springfield, Executive Director
Sarah has been with the Siskiyou County CASA program since October 2015 and took the helm as Executive Director in April 2018. Her journalism background of managing editor, news editor, researcher and communications specialist has truly been a breath of fresh air to what can often be challenging work. Sarah brings tremendous opportunity for growth and leadership to our community for at risk youth. Sarah is highly committed to maintaining high standards of service while building strong relationships with Donors, Board, Families and all of the Diverse Community Resources we work with every day. Her vision for Advocacy and Fiscal Responsibility are the cornerstones on which she is able to move us forward. Her interest in issues of social justice was sparked while studying at UC Berkeley and from her time as a young after-school program leader for low-income and marginalized youth in Santa Ana. In 2013 she hiked the California portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, fell in love with the Klamath River area, and decided to stay. She appreciates the unique chance to work in a small program - that has a big impact in a rural county.
Lori Keyser-Boswell, Program Director
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.
Robert Cowan, CASA Advocate Supervisor
Robert was born and raised in Northern California and has a passion for advocating for those in rural and undeserved areas. He spent 15 years in Nevada, 13 of which was working in the foster care and mental health fields. Robert’s social work education and many years of experience working with foster children and in the behavioral health field make him a welcome addition to the CASA team.
Crystal Stiles, Admin / Marketing Coordinator
Crystal is focused on social media, fundraising and workflow for the office. Her background as a business owner gives her a unique and welcome perspective. She has been a long-time advocate for children and mental health. Crystal's experience as an Adoptee, a Foster Child and as an Adoptive Parent make her highly motivated to have an impact on the outcomes of children in similar situations.
Celeste McFall, CASA Program Assistant
Celeste has a diverse history in working with the children and families of Siskiyou County. In addition to being trained as a CASA, she has worked with the Children’s System of Care at Behavioral Health, and most recently served with the Women, Infant and Children Program traveling throughout the county as a nutrition and lactation educator. Through her work with the different county organizations, Celeste has the knowledge and the relationships to assist CASAs in helping children in the foster care system. Her strengths lie in her administrative and organizational abilities, as well as her networking and communication skills.