Andrea Stine has served on the Board of Trustees of CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties since 2008. She is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Lawrenceville, focusing on helping executives and professionals plan for retirement. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she served as director of investor relations for Celanese Corporation. Andrea also serves on the board of the TWIN Management Forum, a service organization affiliated with the YWCA and dedicated to the advancement of women. A graduate of Boston College, she and her husband Rick reside in Princeton.
Christine Baker, Esq.
Christine Baker is an attorney who has practiced law in New Jersey for over 20 years. She is employed by the Attorney General's Office and assigned to the Governor's Office. She has a Master's Degree in Child Advocacy. Christine was licensed as a resource (foster) parent for 7 years and has 5 children.
Roseann Vanella has spent a lifetime witnessing many families in transition on both a professional and personal level. She is a Professional Family Mediator who clearly understands the impact on families going through life changes. Roseann is a recognized expert on divorce and family matters and her words of wisdom have appeared in the Huffington Post. She also channels her vast experience and understanding of family issues into a weekly radio show. She hosts "Family Affaires," which reaches a worldwide audience through WTER Radio. She is also co-founder of www.FamilyAffaires.com, an online community providing resources, tools and education for families going through life changes in the areas of Special Needs Parenting, Divorce, Health Crisis and Aging Family Members. Roseann is truly passionate about helping families and is honored to be a board member of CASA.
Patrizia "Trish” Zita co-founded Kaufman Zita Group, a lobbying and public affairs firm in 2007 and serves today as the firm’s managing business partner. Trish has been featured in Forbes magazine, and was also ranked among the 100 most powerful political players in New Jersey in PolitickerNJ’s "2013 Power List,” which annually ranks the most powerful and politically influential non-elected officials in New Jersey. As a wife and mother of two, Trish believes deeply in CASA's mission and is proud to serve on the board.
Charles joined the CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties Board in 2013. Charles is currently Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Church & Dwight in Ewing, NJ. Prior to joining Church & Swight, Charles held various finance and accounting leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson and FMC Corporation. Charles holds a BS degree in Accounting and General Management from Rutgers University and a MBA in Corporate Finance from LaSalle University. Charles is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). Charles has been active in youth tutoring ministries at his church. Charles lives in Delran, New Jersey.
Julie LaVan, Esq.
Damon Missouri is a husband and father of seven children, four of which are adopted through the NJ foster care system. Damon has experience working in non-profits, while serving as a youth program manager for three years at a large Mercer county organization. He has spent the last ten years in the banking and finance profession, most recently as Vice President and Sr. Relationship Manager for TD Bank’s Private Client Wealth management division for south and coastal NJ. He also currently serves in the NJ Army National Guard as a battalion staff officer and Chaplain for over 250 soldiers.
Robin Sheldrick is Sr. Vice President and Director, Human Resources for Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ. Mathematica is a nationally-recognized public policy research firm and a long-time supporter of CASA. As head of the human resources function, she oversees talent management, compensation, benefits, and employee engagement and development. Prior to joining Mathematica, Robin worked in similar roles for pharmaceutical development businesses headquartered in Mercer County. A Princeton resident, Robin served for many years as a Trustee for the American Boychoir School.
Marge is committed to enabling non-profits and communities to succeed. She founded Community Works so individuals would have the opportunity to get skills that would enable them to be even more successful in tackling challenging issues. For over 30 years she has been active in multiple capacities with a variety of organizations. She has been recognized for her leadership by the following awards and honors: Cherish the Children Foundation, Trailblazer- UIH-Family Partnerships, Toastmaster District 6 Leadership Award, Susie Waxwood Award, and Rotary-Princeton Citizen of the Year, and is a recipient of the NBJAWBO-Community Leadership award. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s from Columbia University.
Matthew Taylor, Esq.