Erica Fischer-Kaslander, M.A. Executive Director
Erica has served as Executive Director since the organization's founding in 2007. Prior to joining CASA, Erica had built both professional and personal experience in child welfare, adoption, program management, and child advocacy. She holds a B.A. from Drew University and an M.A. in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University. As a lifelong resident of Passaic County, Erica has been dedicated to the growth and success of CASA and is pleased to be able to work for her own community. Erica's background and passion is in the areas of open adoption, international children's rights, and medical advocacy for at risk foster and adopted youth. You can reach Erica at Erica@passaiccountycasa.org.
Gina Cetta, J.D., Program Director
Gina joined the CASA staff in February 2009 with a background in child sexual abuse prosecution. Prior to her work with CASA, Gina was a Child Abuse Prosecutor with the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Gina is eager to engage the community in CASA's mission in all areas, from volunteering as an advocate to attending the annual Tricky Tray where she can be seen as our annual "caller." You can reach Gina at Gina@passaiccountycasa.org.
Deborah Morone, M.Ed., Case Supervisor and Trainer
Debbie joined the CASA staff in January 2010. She was a a member of Passaic County CASA's very first volunteer training class in 2007 and joined the staff team after retiring from her career as a school principal. Debbie's credentials include certifications as a NJ State Principal, School Supervision, and Teacher of the Handicapped in addition to her B.A. and M.Ed. Her level of commitment to CASA shows as she continues to work as a CASA volunteer in addition to her staff duties. In addition to teaching pre-service training, Debbie serves as the coordinator of the Educational Advocacy program. You can reach Deborah at Deborah@passaiccountycasa.org.
Sarah Cane-During, J.D., Case Supervisor
Sarah joined the CASA staff as a Case Supervisor in May of 2014. Prior to starting work with CASA, she had a diverse background, which includes experience as an attorney for a large law firm, child welfare policy research, pro bono work in domestic violence and guardianship law, and work with women struggling with substance abuse. She has a B.S. in Psychology and Social Sciences from Michigan State University and a J.D. from William and Mary Law School. In addition to serving as a CASA, she also volunteers in a peer to peer support program for women experiencing medical crises during pregnancy. Sarah can be reached at Sarah@passaiccountycas.org.
Andrea Quiceno, B.A., Case Supervisor
Andrea Quiceno worked as a Family Services Specialist at the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency for four years prior to joining CASA. Andrea has also worked with other local non-profit organizations providing different services such as: Crisis intervention for children dealing with behavioral and emotional issues while placed in treatment homes, case management and parenting skills training for families whose children were removed from their care, and residential counseling for adults suffering from severe and chronic mental illness. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University. She is committed to providing advocacy and support to children and families currently involved in the child welfare system. Andrea can be reached at Andrea@passaiccountycasa,org.
Davetta Ford, Case Supervisor
Davetta Ford joined the CASA staff in January of 2018 as a Case Supervisor. From the age of seven, she was raised in the foster care system, eventually aging out at 21. Her childhood background sparked a passion of wanting to help children who were victims of child abuse and neglect. During that time, she received her B.A. in Human Services with a minor in both Cultural Studies and Child Advocacy from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She has also volunteered at many foster care events for troubled youth in various urban areas. You can reach Davetta at Davetta@passaiccountycasa.org.
Margaret Curreri, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator
Margaret Curreri joined the CASA staff in February 2014 as the Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator. In this capacity, she manages volunteer recruitment and retention and is also involved in Community events and marketing for the program. She was drawn to CASA by its mission to be a voice for children in court, first and currently as a volunteer, and then additionally as a member of the CASA staff. She has a great passion for the CASA mission. Margaret is also our Peer-Mentoring Group Coordinator, meeting every month with volunteers to share resources, encouragement, and to support one another. Margaret has a history of community volunteerism. In addition to CASA, she was both a volunteer cheerleading coach at a local parochial grammar school, and Co-Director of the Clifton/Passaic Catholic Youth Organization Basketball/Cheerleading Program for several years. Margaret may be reached at Mcurreri@passaiccountycasa.org.
Pamela Saunders, Office and Financial Coordinator
Pamela joined the CASA staff after twenty years as a paralegal and law firm administrator. A lifelong Passaic County resident, Pamela has been involved in several community non profit organizations supporting the special needs community and currently volunteers at a therapeutic riding stable in Mahwah. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an Associates degree from Berkeley College in Woodland Park. Pam can be reached at Pam@passaiccountycasa.org.
Jessica Mickley, Director Of Training and Outreach
Jessica joined the Passaic County CASA team in August 2017 after being interested in CASA’s work for years. In her role as Community Outreach Coordinator, she will be combining her advocacy experience and professional writing skills. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey. After a few years as a professional writer and editor, Jessica began working as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She is glad to be a part of CASA, where she can continue to advocate for those who need it most. Jessica can be reached at Jessica@passaiccountycasa.org.