CASA welcomes new Board of Directors members

Staff Report

The Winnebago County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program has welcomes four new members to the Board of Directors. These new members are Jessica Cheney Nelson, Dickerson Nieman realtor; Linda Cooper, Property Management with William Charles Properties; Jennifer Muraski, owner of Muraski Monument Company; and Eric Wilson, Recruiter for Rock Valley College.

Winnebago County CASA is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Court system. Their trained volunteers are appointed by judges to represent the best interests of children in the Abuse and Neglect Court. The mission of CASA is to assist the Court in making sure the best interests of abused and neglected children are the primary concern through the assistance of court-appointed volunteer advocacy.

“All four of these new board members bring unique talents to our dedicated Board of Directors.  Their experience serving the Winnebago County community in multiple functions will impact our program greatly.  Our first project is to raise awareness of the many needs of the children we serve in foster care,” said Taryn Marko, Winnebago County CASA Program Director.

Those interested in becoming a CASA volunteer are encouraged to contact their office at 815-319-6880 or email Training sessions are held throughout the year.

For more information on Winnebago County CASA visit

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