Promoting and protecting the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings through the advocacy efforts of trained volunteers. Serving children in Wise and Jack Counties.

Our Staff

Elizabeth Randle

Executive Director

Elizabeth accepted the position of Executive Director in February 2019.  Previously, she was an advocate supervisor and program director.  She holds a degree in Business Management and has two years experience with CPS as a Conservatorship Caseworker.

Sarah Atkinson

Advocate Supervisor

Sarah accepted the Advocate Supervisor Position in April 2018 at CASA, after being the Community Relationship Specialist since July 2017. Previously, she worked as a Children’s Pastor and Child Care Director. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. Her experience with children since 1988 and community leadership supports the foundation of CASA of Wise and Jack Counties.

Chelsi Johnson

Advocate Supervisor

Chelsi started working as an Advocate Supervisor for CASA of Wise and Jack Counties in July of 2019. She helps with case supervision and serves as a coach for her advocates. Chelsi holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and has experience working with children since 2015.

Mike Darst

Recruitment & Training Specialist

Mike has been serving the Children of Wise and Jack Counties since 2013.  He began his role as a CASA volunteer and was hired at the Recruitment & Training Specialist in June 2018.  Currently, he has recruited and trained more than half of the active advocates for Wise and Jack Counties.  Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from The University of Texas at Dallas. His experience as a special education teacher, background in law enforcement, and military service provide him with a unique perspective with which to support the mission of CASA.

Pam Kemp

Advocate Coordinator

Pam joined the staff at CASA of Wise and Jack Counties in June of 2019 as the Advocate Coordinator. She is responsible for communicating information to advocates, maintaining advocate files, maintaining the case management system, and organizing our office. Pam retired from public education after 33 years in 2017 and became a CASA in March of 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University and has a master’s degree in library science from Texas Woman’s University. After a successful career in public education and relationship building with kids, being a CASA allows her to continue working with kids and meeting their needs.

Marlo Karg

Educational/CFE Liaison

CASA of Wise and Jack Counties welcomed Marlo to the team in July of 2019. Serving as the Educational/CFE Liaison, she oversees all educational needs and leads efforts in finding “relational permanency” for the children we serve.  Marlo was previously a Special Education teacher and a Children’s director. Marlo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  Her certification as an Educational Diagnostician brings a new level of services available to our kids.

Board Members

Melissa Stroud

Linda Whiddon

Jammie Vaughn

Sally Rieger

Alexa Ewen

Ricky Harrison

Rusty Ford

Rhonda Lippe

Lela Taylor