With a full-time staff of 12 individuals, CASDA advocates have a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to draw upon. The following is a list of our full-time staff members and their individual areas of expertise.
Kelly Burger – Executive Director
If the job has existed at CASDA, then Kelly has done it. She has been here for over 22 years. In addition to overseeing general operations, Kelly represents CASDA in many community groups.
Kayden Norwood – Sexual Assault Program Coordinator
Our Sexual Assault Program Coordinator is our resident expert on sexual assault. She works with victims in one-on-one appointments and by co-facilitating our educational/support group.
Carla Pehl – Domestic Abuse Program Coordinator
An experienced advocate working mainly with domestic abuse victims. Our advocate provides support, advocacy, and referral information assisting clients as they work towards greater self- sufficiency.
Dana Doyle – Shelter Program Director
Dana helps shelter clients meet their immediate needs, both physical and emotional. She also assists them with planning for future safety while supervising shelter staff and day-to-day shelter operations.
Amber Popplewell – Shelter Case Manager
Amber provides comprehensive case management services as well as assistance in short and long-term goal planning for shelter clients.
Ruth Hunter – Shelter House Manager
The House Manager is responsible for providing support services to women and children residing in shelter and via the 24-hour helpline in addition to providing facility maintenance.
Elsa Swenson – Legal Advocate
The Legal Advocate supports victims as they navigate the court system and provides answers to questions from clients and staff on legal matters. She is also our resident expert on restraining orders.
Daniel Phipps – Attorney
In addition to providing legal advice, the attorney offers representation for clients in all family law matters such as divorce, custody/placement issues, and restraining orders.
Renee Graves – Children’s Program Coordinator
Working with children of all ages, the Children’s Program Coordinator provides supportive services to children and teen victims and witnesses of abuse. They can provide safety planning assistance as well as help with healthy communication skills, setting boundaries and improving self-esteem. The Children’s Program Coordinator also facilitates our teen Expect Respect Support Group.
Jill Hinners – Volunteer Coordinator
While the Volunteer Coordinator does work with clients, their main focus is on coordinating the efforts of our volunteers in the Volunteer Program and overseeing CASDA’s Public Education and Internship Programs.
Kim Marble-Follis – Bayfield CountyOutreach Coordinator
As the sole CASDA staff member in our Washburn office, Kim provides support to rural survivors of domestic violence and further extends our reach as a community resource.