Almost two years after it began, one of Maxine Piper’s 3 current cases has ended happily in adoption.
Robert and Leslie Tarallo have added a 5th child to their current case load — assisting Judi Tennien on her case.
Bob McLarty has taken on a case involving 2 siblings under 2 years of age adding to the 3 cases he already has.
Thank you all for your continued hard work!!
And we are very happy to report that 4 new CASA applicants will attend next week’s Academy in Phoenix!
Judi 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.
Barbara Buntin and Ann Leonard just completed a case they have been working on for over a year. The case went to adoption last week and the children now have a forever family! Thank you Barb and Ann for all of your hard work and dedication working with these children.
17th Patti Keyworth
18th Kay Houghton
21st Cecil Sims
Kate Smith and Tawnya Allaire have taken on a case involving 6 children. Kate oversees the three boys while Tawnya follows the girls’ in their dependency case. Huge kudos to you both for your continuing success in working so closely as a team on this very complicated case.
After being assigned to her third case in August, Maxine Piper has taken on another assignment involving a one year old child. Way to go, Maxine!
21st – Tom Jones