BOARD & STAFF

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 wvcasaa@frontier.com.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kenneth Miller
President-Elect: 
Immediate Past-President/Treasurer: Jessica Ice
Secretary:

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Board Member: Kenneth Miller
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Board Member/Local Program Liason: Vesna Meinert
Board Member/Local Program Liason: Susan Harrison

Executive Director:

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.

Vesna Meinert Board Member/Local Board Liason

Marion County CASA

Susan Harrison – Board Member/Local Board Liason

CASA for Children – Susan Harrison graduated from Edinboro University with a BA in criminal justice in 2000, where she was a scholar athlete and member of the women’s swim team. From there she moved to Pittsburgh, PA and worked in a residential facility, the Bradley Center, followed by 3 years as a Therapeutic Staff Support at Allegheny Children’s Initiative, providing behavior interventions in schools, at home, and in the community. In 2003, she moved to Morgantown, WV to pursue MSW and MPA degrees. While in school, she worked for a year at the Child Care Resource Center and then as a graduate teaching assistant for the social work department for two years. She completed her internship in Pittsburgh, providing individual, group and family therapy in an outpatient setting as part of a program that puts therapists in school settings. She graduated in 2005 and chose to utilize components of both of her degrees by working as a therapist for the Monongalia County Youth Services Center and the Monongalia Child Advocacy Center as the Coordinator of Interview and Community Services. Over the past 12 years, Susan has led and grown the CASA for Children Inc. organization to include 4 counties, two Court Jurisdiction, and serving more that 400 children. In 2010, Susan and her husband founded Helping Heroes Inc. a program providing a ‘hand up’ to veterans needing housing stability assistance in the Northern Panhandle of WV. Susan serves as the chief financial officer of Helping Heroes.

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