Board and Staff

Board and Staff 2018-06-20T18:58:49-07:00

Our Staff

Sanne Specht

Program Director

“I was drawn to the CASA Program Director position out of my experience as a journalist covering the courts and social services beats. I sat through too many trials where children had been horrifically abused — and even killed. But all I could do was report on these tragedies and try to raise awareness that child abuse is our most shameful epidemic. Now I get to work with an army of amazing volunteers who are preventing these atrocities from ever happening again to our most vulnerable children. CASAs fight to ensure abused and neglected foster kids get what every child deserves — to be loved in a safe and nurturing home. CASAs are my heroes. I am honored to be working with them.”

Heather Brown

Assistant Program Manager

“I work daily with our wonderful volunteer CASAs, helping them strategize the next steps in their cases and providing any assistance they may need. I have a background in sociology, so I leapt at the chance to work with CASA of Josephine County when the opportunity arose. Our community must take care of our children because someday they’ll be taking care of us. I think of it as an investment in our future.”


Our Board of Directors


Marco Boccato   Board President, Deputy District Attorney, Jackson County

John Watt   Board Vice President, Government Relations, John Watt & Associates

Shirley Johnson Board Secretary, Retired Business Manager

Amy Zarosinski Board Treasurer, CFO Rubicon Investments, LLP

Erik Carlson Board Past President, Rogue Credit Union

Shane Antholz   Attorney, Hornecker Cowling LLP

Jennifer Mylenek   CASA Executive Director, Corporate Officer, Non-voting member

Dann Hauser   President, Carpe DM Marketing, President & ED Camelot Theater

Bruce Laidlaw   Retired Attorney

Jim Wright   Retired Executive

James Berryman CASA, Retired Physician

Amy DiCostanzo Business Owner Papillon Rouge and La Strada Boutiques

Jacob Ansures Marketing Manager Seven Feathers Casino and Resort