Our Peer Coaches

CASA Peer Coaches, Staff and volunteers gather together to exchange ideas.

CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties has adopted the Peer Coordinator Organizational Model. This program model uses seasoned volunteers to support, coach, and supervises advocate volunteers and is supported by the National CASA Association. The purpose of the new system is:

  • To create a fluid system of coaching and support for advocates
  • To strengthen everyone’s connections to the program
  • To expand the shared knowledge base
  • To build solid relationships between all staff and advocates
  • To provide a CASA advocate for every child in care

The goal of the peer coordinator model is to serve exponentially more children without having to equally increase staff and budget; it is about working smarter, not harder and to increase retention by building stronger relationships between all of the organization members.

Burlington Peer Coaches
Gina Balsamo
Stephanie Berridge
Marlise Bickel
Rosene Compaine
Carole Kraemer
Marlene Penn
Holly Pearson

Mercer Peer Coaches
Alex Chandler
Sandy Cohen
Linda Jeanes
Debra Marinsky
Mark McDevitt
Carole Moore
Ken Ritchey
Sandy Romano
James Schnell
Wendy Simpson