WV CASA BOARD & STAFF
Our Board of Directors is a vital part of achieving our mission of helping the children of West Virginia. If you are interested in serving on our Board, please fill out a Board Member Application and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
: Rev. Kenneth Hardway
President-Elect: Dr. Jessica Ice
Board Member: Jemia Gregory
Board Member: Kenneth Miller
Board Member/Local Board Liason: Jenny Castle
Board Member/Local Program Liason: Geri Mason
Executive Director: Traci Busch
Rev. Kenneth Hardway – Secretary
Pastor, Disciples of Christ, Wheeling WV
Rev. Hardway is an Ordained Minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served congregations in Huntington, WV, Eminence, KY, and Logan WV. He is currently the Senior Minister of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wheeling, WV. Rev. Hardway is also an Associate Regional Minister for Youth and Young Adults with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in WV.
Rev. Hardway began his academic journey at Bethany College, and finished his undergrad at Marshall University with a Regents BA, with minors in Sociology and Religious Studies. In 2011 Rev. Hardway received his Masters of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary.
Rev. Hardway is a life-long West Virginian with a heart for youth and a relentless hope for lives changed and communities transformed.
Dr. Jessica Ice – President
Assistant Professor, WVU
Jemia Gregory – Board Member
Area Vice President of Operations, Amedisys Home Health
Kenneth Miller – Board Member
Police Detective, Retired
Kenny Miller is a retired Detective in child abuse and sex crimes from the
Parkersburg WV Police Department. He served as the former Wood County Magistrate and was with the Wood County Sheriff office for 9 years. He currently is an adjunct instructor at Zane State and Washington State Community College in Ohio.
Mr. Miller has served on the Wood County CASA Board of Directors and started serving the WV CASA Association in 2016.
Nikki Tennis – Board Member
Jenny Castle – Board Member/Local Board Liason
CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, WV
Jenny serves on the WV CASA Association Board of Directors as one of the local program director representatives. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, WV in 1987. Jenny attended Berea College, Berea, KY where she graduated with a liberal arts degree in child development in 1991. Jenny has worked 17 years in the mental health field ranging from WV Birth to Three, assistance with applying for the Title XIX Waiver Program, the CDCSP program and the Family Support Program to name a few jobs within Seneca. She started with CASA of the 11th Circuit in March of 2006.
As a child, Jenny was separated from her two full siblings at the age of 12; they were put into 3 different family homes. Growing up, she knew what it was like to have been abused and neglected and felt a strong desire to make a difference with children and youth. Jenny knows what it was like to not have your own family and traditions, morals or beliefs and what it is like to be an outsider in the home you reside. She knew she could offer a little more empathy to the children she worked with mostly because she had been in a similar situation.