Our Staff


CASA Lake County's staff performs two primary and essential functions for our volunteer-based program.


1. Advocate Supervision

CASA Lake County's Advocate Managers serve as the support system for each and every one of our nearly 300 volunteer child advocates. Advocate Managers are there to enhance the passion and devotion of our volunteers with guidance, experience, and a familiarity with the court system. Each Advocate Manager provides supervision for roughly 30 volunteers, who can advocate on behalf of 45-80 children at any given time.

2. Advocate Education

CASA Lake County's Manager of Advocate Education and Manager of Advocate Engagement work to ensure that every volunteer receives the thorough, comprehensive training that they need to be an effective advocate for a child. Every new volunteer receives 33 hours of initial training before being sworn in, and each active volunteer attends 12 hours of continuing education each year to keep their training up to date with current information, methods, and standards.

Staff Directory

Maria Arias
Brenda Buranosky
Advocate Manager
Ext. 201
Elizabeth Bush
Advocate Manager
Ext. 214
Lori Darugar
Advocate Manager
Ext. 217
Monica DiVerde
Grants Manager
Ext. 207
Liz Fales
Program Development Manager
Ext. 213
Nicoleta Girloanta
Office and Development Administrator
Ext. 203
Claudia Kasten
Advocate Manager
Ext. 209
Terri Zenner Greenberg
Executive Director
Ext. 200
Laura Lieberman
Advocate Manager
Ext. 218
Debra Lerner-Schmidt
Manager of Advocate Education
Ext. 202
Claudia Lovelette
Senior Program Advisor
Shannon McBride-Bromberg
Advocate Manager
Ext. 208
Megan O'Connor 
Advocate Manager
Debby Parry
Advocate Manager
Ext. 206
Lori Petersen
Manager of Advocate Engagement
Ext. 205
Linda Piepenbrink
Database Site Administrator
Sheri Robin
Courthouse Office Manager
Elizabeth Sammann
Program Counsel - Program Manager
Ext. 210
Brendan Siegfried
Director of Development
Ext. 212
Margaret Vergamini
Program Manager
Ext. 215
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