Our Staff

Lori V. Morris, Ph. D
Executive Director
Lori has her graduate degree in Sociology from Northwestern University and undergraduate degree from Smith College. Lori is a co-founder of CASA of Mercer County. Prior to her work with CASA, she worked for seven years as a Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service conducting program evaluations. She also worked as a consultant for Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts. She was a volunteer on the Child Placement Review Board. In addition to her work with CASA, Lori is a Co-Chair of the Mercer County Youth Homelessness Committee, Site Review Chair for the Mercer County Department of Human Services Youth Service Commission and serves on the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Staffing and Oversight Review Committee. Outside of work, Lori and her husband are proud parents of their three fabulous kids - two grown sons (ages 22 and 20) and a daughter (age 14).


Randall Kirkpatrick
Director of Community Development
Randall Kirkpatrick has been the Community Development Director since 2006.  As director, he spearheads fundraising through a variety of events, as well as campaigns and outreach geared to individuals and organizations. He is actively involved in volunteer recruitment, public relations and developing partnerships with organizations to achieve community awareness in Mercer and Burlington Counties. He began working with CASA of Mercer County as a Board member from 2002-2004. He received his B.A. in Literature form Ramapo College in 1977.His other interests include short story writing; in 2008 he was one of 20 writers from across the country chosen to attend the The Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. He lives in South Brunswick with his wife Lynne, a World History teacher at Grover Middle School in West Windsor. They have two sons, Alex (20), a Jazz Performance Major at The New School in New York City and Kyle (24), Community Development Administrator for New Brunswick Economic Development.

Farrah Seidler, L.C.S.W.
Senior Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Farrah has her graduate degree in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College and her undergraduate degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland. Farrah has been with CASA of Mercer County since 2003, and has served as the Senior Case Supervisor since 2006. Prior to her work with CASA, Farrah worked in Medical Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrah and her husband are proud parents of two young, rambunctious, wonderful boys.
 
Alison Zaeder, MSW, LSW
Senior Case Supervisor (Burlington Office)

 
Leontyne Anglin
Volunteer Recruiter
Leontyne has a diverse professional background in corporate marketing, sales, and nonprofit management. She initially joined CASA as a Case Supervisor in Burlington County and has returned to help lead the implementation of recruitment and retention of volunteers for the Mercer and Burlington Offices. Most recently, she was responsible for Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for a national nonprofit organization. She spent 9 years at Prudential Financial in B2B marketing and investor relations managing internal communications. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University with graduate studies at Rutgers University in Marketing Management. A lifelong volunteer and youth advocate, Leontyne also serves as Director and Executive Producer at Beyond Expectations Inc., providing marketable life skills through film and television production to youth, including older teens in the foster care system.

Jillian Bonacci
Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Jillian comes to us from western Pennsylvania. She is a 2005 graduate of Clarion University where she graduated with a degree in Rehabilitative Science with a concentration in Substance Abuse. She has been a Case Supervisor with CASA since January 2009. Prior to her work with CASA, she worked for 3 years as a Caseworker and Casework Supervisor at Clarion County Children and Youth Services. She also worked for a year as a Therapeutic Staff Support in Clarion County public schools, providing behavioral support to youth who have Mental Health diagnoses.

Kyana Evans
Case Supervisor (Burlington Office)
Kyana graduated from Rutgers-University Newark in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Urban Education. She currently attends Montclair State University where she is a few credits away from her Masters of Arts degree in Child Advocacy and Policy. Prior to working at CASA, Kyana worked for various programs in the non-profit sector which provided Prevention services to children and families who were at risk of Child Abuse and Neglect. As a youth and family advocate, Kyana is excited to be a part of CASA, and is looking forward to advocating for the bests interests of children in need.   

Laura Fitzgerald, M.A.
Case Supervisor (Burlington Office)
Laura has extensive experience in the Social Service arena. Laura graduated from Rutgers University, Camden, with high honors and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Laura has completed her Master’s in Psychology with Walden University and is a dissertation away from her PhD. Before joining CASA, Laura was a family counselor in the Family Learning Center through Family Service of Burlington County, and also a Family Preservationist with the Center for Family Services. Outside of the office, Laura is mom to her two dogs, both of whom she rescued.

Lisa Oros
Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Lisa is a graduate of Douglass College, at Rutgers University and has a degree in History. She has been a case supervisor with CASA of Mercer County since the fall of 2005. Before joining CASA she worked as a trainer for Foster and Adoptive Family Services conducting information sessions for prospective foster parents and developing in-service trainings for active foster parents.

Jenna Pfeiffer
Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Jenna graduated in May 2012 with high honors earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from The College of New Jersey. Although this is her first full time position, Jenna has interned for the United Way of Greater Mercer County aiding them to complete a health needs assessment. She has also volunteered with Enable, The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and other local organizations.  Outside of CASA, she is employed part-time at a local health food store. In the coming years Jenna wishes to earn a Master’s degree in social work with a concentration in public health 

Teri Triano-Davis
Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Teri Triano-Davis has been a Case Supervisor for CASA of Mercer County for almost three years. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Kean University. Prior to her association with CASA, she was employed as a Senior Probation Officer in Newark, New Jersey for 19 years. Her experience with the Essex Vicinage involved work in the criminal justice system, as well as the family courts. Teri also was employed as a teacher for 8 years. Her duties at CASA presently include the Adoption Day Committee, the Gang Task Force and the Diversity Committee.
 

Lynn Klionsky
Office Manager
Lynn has a degree from Rutgers University and a background in print publishing and advertising. A proud mom of two grown sons, she is thrilled to be part of CASA, and is committed to helping the amazing volunteers who do so much to help our children.