With a full-time staff of 11 individuals, CASDA advocates have a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to draw upon. The following is a list of our full-time staff members and their individual areas of expertise.
Kelly Burger – Executive Director
If the job has existed at CASDA, then Kelly has done it. She has been here for over 25 years. In addition to overseeing general operations, Kelly represents CASDA in many community groups.
Dana Doyle – Director of Program Services
Dana helps emergency shelter clients meet their immediate needs and plan for their future safety while supervising all shelter staff, four program coordinators and day-to-day shelter operations.
Amber Popplewell – Sexual Assault Program Coordinator
Our Sexual Assault Program Coordinator is our resident expert on sexual assault. She works with victims in one-on-one appointments and by co-facilitating our educational/support group.
Carla Pehl – Domestic Abuse Program Coordinator
An experienced advocate working mainly with domestic abuse victims, this advocate provides support, advocacy, and referral information to assist clients as they work towards greater self- sufficiency.
Joanne Sanders – Shelter Case Manager
Our Shelter Case Manager provides comprehensive case management services as well as assistance in short and long-term goal planning for shelter clients.
Ruth Hunter – Shelter House Manager
The House Manager is responsible for providing support services to women and children residing in shelter and via the 24-hour helpline in addition to providing facility maintenance.
Jaramy Hansen – Paralegal
The paralegal supports victims as they navigate the court system and provides answers to questions from clients and staff on legal matters. He is also our resident expert on restraining orders.
Cynthia Sweetnam – Attorney
In addition to providing legal advice, the attorney offers representation for clients in family law matters such as divorce, custody/placement issues, and restraining orders.
Nicole Nemec – Children’s Program Coordinator
Working with children of all ages, the Children’s Program Coordinator provides supportive services to children and teen victims and witnesses of abuse. She provides safety planning assistance as well as help with healthy communication skills, setting boundaries and improving self-esteem.
Jill Hinners – Community Engagement Coordinator
While the Community Engagement Coordinator does work with clients, her main focus is coordinating the efforts of our volunteers, assisting with fundraising activities and overseeing CASDA’s Public Education and Internship Programs.
Kim Marble-Follis – Bayfield County Outreach Coordinator
As the sole CASDA staff member in our Washburn office, Kim provides support to rural survivors of domestic violence and further extends our reach as a community resource.