OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Cowlitz County CASA was founded in 1994. Since that time we have served almost 6,000 abused and/or neglected children right here in our own community. Without the support of a volunteer staff of approximately 45 case carrying CASAs and our Board of Directors, CASA would be unable to advocate effectively for these children.
Upcoming Board Meetings
5:30 PM @ the CASA Office
DAVE ANDREWS- PRESIDENT
Dave retired as the Director of Customer Services for Cowlitz PUD in 2014. He is a volunteer assistant softball coach at Lower Columbia College, hosts the Red Devils “huddle” for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in his home and also assists the LCC Foundation and Athletic Department in fund raising and game management. He is a lifelong Longview resident. He and his wife Linda have three grown children and four granddaughters.
Dave joined the CASA board in 2013. He also serves on the boards of Exodus Church in Longview and the Mark Morris High School Foundation – and is a past board member for Lower Columbia Community Action (CAP). He is grateful for the upbringing and education he received in Longview and takes great joy in giving back to his community – especially to children and students.
JODI CASEY- VICE PRESIDENT
Jodi is our newest member, joining the CASA board in May 2016. She is District Manager for Starbucks and has been with the company for 18 years. She was born and raised in Longview, graduated from Mark Morris High School and later joined her mother in the family business, leading her to her management position with Starbucks. Jodi was recently married to Cory and the couple has four children ranging ages 13 to 26.
Jodi has a broad and varied community service background, serving many organizations with a focus on the children of our community. She has been on a PTA board, volunteer swimming coach, soccer coach, cooked at the Community House and an active CASA volunteer. Jodi recognizes that our community’s children are the future leaders and she loves the opportunity to serve them and help make positive change.
DAVID SCHATZEL- TREASURER
David was a CPA specializing in audits of non-profit organizations, before retiring in 2015. He served as a volunteer CASA and advocated for two cases prior to joining the board as its treasurer in 2002. His knowledge of non-profit finances has been extremely valuable to the board and staff of CASA.
David and his wife Kathleen are parents and grandparents, raising their children in the local community. David coached many of his children’s youth basketball and soccer teams. The Schatzels attend St. Rose Catholic Church where they volunteer in many capacities, including David serving the church finance council. David was on the original board of directors for Stageworks and was its treasurer for several years. He is currently on the Board of Directors of St. Vincent de Paul. David is an Eagle Scout and is the scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 385, which is sponsored by St. Rose Church.
KELLY CLARY- SECRETARY
Four years after moving to Longview, Kelly joined the CASA board in 2008 and has served as secretary for the past five years. She has earned a BA in Communications from Arizona State University and has 15-plus years’ experience in event planning and advertising.
She and husband Kelly have two children and enjoy attending the kids’ sporting events and traveling.
Kelly has a passion for helping children in our community. She has chaired the CASA Dinner and Auction for many years and enjoys raising funds and community awareness to the program. She also serves on the Cowlitz County Rodeo Board, the St. Rose School PTO Board, SW WA 100 Women Who Care Foundation and is one of the founding members of the Baby Reesa Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona.
DAN JACOBS- BOARD MEMBER
Danny retired from the City of Longview in 2010, following 30-plus years of service in law enforcement. He was born and raised in the area, graduating from Kelso High School, LCC and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from George Fox College. Danny and Janet have been married for 47 years and have one grown daughter.
Danny has volunteered in multiple community efforts including the St. Vincent DePaul food bank three times a week, youth soccer (coach and referee) and at several local schools. He served the Community House board for eight years, before joining the CASA board in 2010. It’s Danny’s belief that it’s important to give back to the community and our youth are the future, making it of utmost importance to take care of them.
MINDY WORLEY- BOARD MEMBER
JENNA ANDERSON- BOARD MEMBER
Jenna received her degree in elementary education from Oregon State University where she met her husband John. After graduation she went on to earn additional endorsements in special education and early childhood development from Concordia University. She and John moved to Longview shortly after college, and she began working as the Proram Director at The Progress Center for the next 17 years. During those years she was able to coordinate services with many students that were also being served by CASA. She and her husband have 3 teenage daughters which keep them busy with activities.
Jenna is also a member of the Progress Center Board of Directors, SW WA 100 Women Who Care organization, and currently is the Vice-President of the Cascade Middle School PTO. Additionally, Jenna assists with the CASA auction and serves as a parent representative for the Student Services Team at Mark Morris high school.
JON TRUSSELL- BOARD MEMBER
Jon is the Branch Manager for Guild Mortgage Company in Longview. He was born and raised in Cowlitz County and lives in Longview with his wife Addy and their two daughters. He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Washington, worked for a non-profit in Seattle from 1998-2003, spent 3 years in San Francisco while his wife attended graduate school and then moved back to Longview in 2006.
Jon cares about the children and families in our community and has been a CASA board member since 2007, and a past board president. Jon is on the Bigfoot Community Events Board of Directors, a Rotarian, and volunteers for other local nonprofits and cares about the people in our community. He feels strongly that by volunteering and working together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of children and families that need help in our community.
HEATHER HARLIN- BOARD MEMBER