Kate Smith has been assigned to her 4th case and Tawnya Allaire will begin her 3rd case as the two collaborate as Co-CASAs in a 6 children matter.
Bob McLarty has just taken on his 11th case since becoming a CASA. This brings his current workload to 5 cases!
Cher Hunter-Koss was assigned to take on her second case.
Maxine Piper for copying Globe files and Minnie Norman for filing.
14th Kate Smith
18th Jan Redmond
24th Julie Williams
27th Maxine Piper
29th Beckie Sigeti
30th Robert Tarallo
1st: Contact Logs Due
10th: CASA Case Support Meeting, 10:30-12:30 PM--cancelled
10-11th: Advocacy Academy, Barbara attending
17th: Court Report Information/Training, 1:00 pm, CASA Conference Room, Payson
20-24th: Patti on vacation
24th: Best for Babies 10:00-11:00 am
27th: Memorial Day CASA Office Closed
Hello my name is Barbara Muñoz. I am your new CASA Coordinator for Gila County. In the months to come, I will be learning what it takes to be an effective Coordinator in both Payson and Globe, as well as actively recruiting much needed CASAs in the Globe area. In addition to the two working CASAs in Globe, I will be seeking additional CASAs to serve the 43 dependency cases involving 78 children that are presently filed. I will be spending Monday and Tuesday in Globe where I can be reached at (928) 425-7971,ext. 27 and Wednesday through Friday in Payson at (928) 474-7145. I can also be reached on my cell at (928) 951-1277.
I grew up in Kearny, AZ, the 6th child of 6. My parents are Edmund and Margaret Celis. I live in Kearny, where I share a house with one of my adult children and my beautiful granddaughter. I have two other adult children who also reside in Kearny. I spent the last year completing my Masters degree in Psychology, while caring for my ailing husband. My dear husband of 35 years passed away in September 2012.
My heart has always been in helping families, especially children. I have extensive experience in community service, from working with EMS to being an educator for the County Health Department.
I have been in my current position for 4 weeks now and I already know that the role of CASA Coordinator is a good place for me. It feels like the perfect fit.
I look forward to working with everyone and hope to continue guiding CASA of Gila County as successfully as my predecessor.
Great Big Thank YOUs to Judy Alexander, Leslie Tarallo, Kate Smith, Maxine Piper, Carol Johnson and Dixie Sims for helping with court reports, court hearings and mentoring.
Special Thanks to Maxine Piper, Dixie Sims & Bob McLarty for helping at the CASA Booth at the Business Showcase.
Special Thanks to the following CASA for taking a new case:
Joanne Barry: 1st case – Hooray!
Congratulations to Maxine Piper as one of her cases closed with parent reunification.
Patrice Buzan 7
Tawnya Allaire 15
Heather Clore 24
Bob McLarty 28
1st: Contact Logs Due
5th: ATTACHMENT DISORDERS TRAINING Presented by: Kristi Murphy, LCSW, RPT-SChildhelp Clinical Director, 11:00 – 1:00 at the Gila Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 1400 East Ash St., Globe, AZ
9th: Investigation & Prosecution of Child Endangerment & Abuse in a Drug Environment, Presented by: Richard Rosky, HIDTA National Methamphetamine Initiative, 8-12:00, Globe Christian Center, 509 E Maple Street, Globe, AZ
12th: CASA Case Support Meeting, 10:30-12:30 PM
25th: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Training, 11 am, Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room, 1400 E Ash. Globe
26th: Best for Babies 10:00-11:00 am
TBD: Terrific Teens Meeting