Upcoming Events

Gila County Refresher CASA Academy

We have a unique opportunity from CASA of Arizona to have our own Academy for Gila County! We are the pilot county for this amazing training. This is an all day training, with lunch and snacks being served. This will be extremely beneficial for every CASA to attend! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CASA office. We hope to see all of you there!  This training will be held on 4/25/14 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Payson Senior Center in the upstairs training room. See you there!


Stand Up & Take a Bow!

Please welcome Peggy Duffy-Cook to our CASA family!            Stand up guy medium
Peggy was previously a CASA in Globe and left for a short time to be part of the CASA program in Navajo County, but she is back and we couldn’t be happier! Peggy is very positive and energetic. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position as a CASA.
Welcome back Peggy!
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     15–Tawnya Allaire
     28–Bob McLarty

April’s Schedule of Events

April 1—Contact Logs Due
April 2—FCRB, Payson
April 3—Best for Babies, 1-2 pm
April 3—Friends of CASA, 5:15 pm
April 7—Dysfunctional Families Part 2 Training, Payson
April 8—Dysfunctional Families Training, Globe                                                                       April 18—Terrific Teens, 1:30-2:30 pm                                                                                   April 25–Gila County Refresher CASA Academy


Upcoming Events

Friday, April 25      CASA Refresher Academy that will take place at the Payson Senior Center.  CASA of Gila County will be the pilot venue for this new training to come out of the CASA of AZ office.  In addition to Dr. Susan (Skip) Pollock, Ph.D. agreeing to be there, the new CPS Supervisor, Jason Stein, will speak.

Click below for more information:

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Stand Up & Take a Bow!

CASA Bob McLarty had one of his 4 cases close stand up guy 2recently when his CASA teen turned 18.  Kudos to Bob for all of your hard work on the case and helping the young man with all that is involved in aging out of the system!

Leslie and Robert Tarallo have taken on a 14th case in addition to their already existing 2 cases.  Their newest case is that of a 9 year old boy who is the half sibling of the 2 children in one of their other cases.   Huge thanks to Robert and Leslie for always making a difference in the lives of their CASA children.

Jan Redmond has taken on her 2nd case involving 3 children ages 6, 4 and 1.  Thank you, Jan, for your dedication to these children!

Tawnya Allaire has now taken on the other 3 children in the 6 children case to which she is assigned.  This is in addition to her baby case that is nearing adoption.  Tawnya, your CASA children could not be in better hands!


March’s Schedule of Events

1st  Contact Logs Due

14th  Lyndsie out of office attending CAM

17th – 21st  Patti out of office

21st  CASA Case Support meeting, 10 am to 12 noon,  Payson 2nd floor conference room

21st  Terrific Teens, 1:30-2:30 pm, Payson 2nd floor conference room

26th   Dysfunctional Families training (1st), 2:30-4:30 pm,  Payson 2nd floor conference                 room  (2nd training Wednesday, April 2, same time, same place)

Welcome to our Newest CASA Volunteer

Judi Tennien 001Judi Tennien comes to CASA of Gila County with a CASA background!  She was a CASA in Maricopa County for two years before moving to Payson.  Teaching was Judi’s profession for twenty years.  When she retired from teaching she and her husband opened their own outdoor newsstand in Tempe. Judi is the sister of our longtime CASA, Leslie Tarallo.  Together they sing in the church choir and the Payson Community Chorus.  She also volunteers at the Payson Library, the local ReadOut Program, Mt. Cross Cares children’s program and enjoys being a speaker for the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association.  In addition, Judi heads up a Presbyterian women’s group that bakes and sends cookies each month to Afghanistan military bases.

Judi has taken on her first CASA case and is proving to be a wonderful asset to the child in her case as well as the CASA of Gila County program.

Welcome Judi!