Staff

 

JBJeremy Biggs, Executive Director

Jeremy brings more than 7 years of non-profit management experience to CASA. Focus on grant writing, public awareness, increasing unrestricted assets and volunteer recruiting are at the top of his priority list.  “I’m excited to be part of such an outstanding organization that stands up for children in need each and every day”, stated Biggs. He is married to April and together they have a beautiful daughter, Ava.  Jeremy is a member of the Paragould Kiwanis Club, serves on the Paragould Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and also serves on the Paragould City Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Megan at Desk

Megan Brown, Program Manager

Megan was a volunteer for CASA as a college student. A few years later, Megan served on CASA’s board of directors and chaired the largest fundraiser of the year, Cowboy Up for CASA. Her experience as a social work case manager and a voice for human trafficking make her a great fit to help serve CASA’s children. Because of increased funding from Arkansas State CASA Association, Megan is the organization’s first ever Program Manager! Megan has a growing family with Baby Ruby joining brother Jude in July, 2016. Megan is a worship leader at her church and loves to share the benefits of essential oils with her peeps.

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Frankenberger, Advocate Coordinator for Greene and Clay Counties

 

Amanda FrankenbergerProgram Manager

Amanda joined CASA in October of 2013 as an Advocate Coordinator in Paragould, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University and is passionate about CASA’s mission. She starts most mornings with 5 a.m. Crossfit and enjoys shopping with friends and hanging out with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Willis, Advocate Coordinator for Craighead County

Jerri first heard about CASA while working at a hospital when a client shared their mission with her, and the rest is history. Today she works as an advocate coordinator and is passionate about children. In her free time, she searches for treasures at Goodwill and is on a quest for the area’s best food. If you see her walking out of Starbucks, you can always find a hot cocoa with a shot of caramel in her hand. Her favorite part of being involved with CASA is the impact one has on a child’s life.

 

 

 

 

Michael Graham, Advocate Coordinator for Craighead County

 

Michael Graham, Advocate Coordinator for Poinsett County

After 38 years as a mortgage workout executive, Michael brings his collaboration and communication skills to CASA. First as a volunteer, and beginning in 2014, as an advocate coordinator. He decided to become more involved with the organization because he wanted to do something challenging that would benefit others. His favorite thing to do in Northeast Arkansas is win Wednesday night trivia.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Irvin July 2016

Jeremy Irvin, Advocate Coordinator for Greene County 

Jeremy brings an amazing life story to CASA and also brings experience as a business manager and a cross-fit coach of adults and at-risk youth. Jeremy and his wife, Tonya, are foodies, seeking out unique local restaurants in the community.  Jeremy keeps busy weighing his dietary intake and is on a quest to find a business jacket that will fit.

 

 

 

Cathey Wilcox (3)Cathey Wilcox, Recruiter/Advocate Coordinator for Poinsett County

Cathey spent most of her professional career in the public schools. She was a librarian and principal for more than two decades in Jonesboro. Cathey began volunteering as a CASA two years ago and says “this is the best volunteer work I have ever been a part of and something that truly makes a difference in a child’s life”. Cathey joined CASA as a Recruiter/Coordinator in February of 2017 and is responsible for recruiting and training new advocates in Poinsett county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angie Tate (3)Angie Tate, Recruiter/Advocate Coordinator for Greene and Craighead Counties

Angie first joined CASA in 2013 as a volunteer advocate. She said “I felt she needed to make an impact on the community she lived in and what better way to do that than to help those most vulnerable, children in foster care.”  Angie has spent most of her career in human resources, recruiting and accounting.  Angie joined our staff in February of 2017 as an advocate recruiter. Angie enjoys hiking, spending time with family and of course, shopping!

 

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