Our Staff
Lori Morris
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 children, two grown sons and a daughter in high school.

Randy Kirkpatrick
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 also actively involved in public relations initiatives and related efforts to achieve greater 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 from 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 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 (23), a  barista by day and jazz musician by night, and Kyle (27), an Account Supervisor for Beckerman PR.

 Farrah Seidler
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.
Renee Paci
Senior Case Supervisor (Burlington Office)
Renee joined CASA in 2015. She is a native of Burlington County.  She obtained a degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton University in 1998.  She has 16 years of experience in working with social services, to include working with emotionally disturbed children, foster home support, and family preservation services.    She spent several years investigating child abuse referrals, both in New Jersey and in Florida.  She also spent 4½ years working at a Children’s Advocacy Center in Florida where she worked closely with child protective services and law enforcement and prosecutors, advocating for sexually abused children and victims of severe physical abuse.  She is passionate about advocating for victims of child abuse.  She recently moved back to the area after being gone for 12 years, living in Germany and Florida.   She is extremely happy to be back with her family and long-time friends in NJ.  

Jillian Bonacci 
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. 
Harry Cassidy
Volunteer Recruiter (Burlington Office)
During Harry T. Cassidy’s 38 years in the NJ Judiciary he served as a probation officer, program director, and Family Division Manager in Burlington County and in May 2002 he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Family Practice Division within the Office of Trial Court Services at the Administrative Office of the Courts. He retired on December 31, 2013.
He is the author of 2 articles on the Family Court system published in the "Family Court Connection”, a publication of the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, University of Baltimore School of Law, and an article in "Future Trends in State Courts, 2008,” published by the National Center for State Courts. Harry is continues to serve on the NJ Council on Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement, and is a volunteer mediator in the Family Division in Burlington County. He continues to work on his golf swing.
Jill Duffy
Volunteer Recruiter (Mercer Office)
Prior to working as a recruiter for CASA, Jill practiced family law for twenty years where she worked for Carol Oswald, Esq.  During that time, Jill handled several termination of parental cases, as well as, other cases involving the well-being of children.  Jill also had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable F. Lee Forrester and the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo when they were both assigned to the Mercer County Family Court.   She first experienced working with abused and neglected children through a law school summer internship at the Mercer & Hunterdon Counties Law Guardian Program.  During that summer, she saw first-hand the need for child advocates.  Outside of work, Jill and her husband are the parents of three busy children.

Kyle Dyer
Kyle Dyer
Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Kyle joined CASA in February of 2015. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Monmouth University, and her undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College. Her prior experience includes providing development testing for children under the age of 6 and working with survivors of sexual abuse at a sexual assault counseling center.

 Laura Fitzgerald
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
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.
Ines Ramirez
Case Supervisor (Burlington Office)
Ines graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005 from the University of Puerto Rico and earned a Law Degree in 2009 from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Before relocating to New Jersey, she worked for a government-funded program in her hometown of Ponce, Puerto Rico, which encouraged underprivileged teens to participate in positive extracurricular activities. While in Law School, she remained actively involved with organizations dedicated to child well-being and social welfare. In 2012, Ines joined CASA of Camden County and is thrilled to be joining CASA of Burlington as Case Supervisor.

 Teri Triano-Davis
Teri Triano-Davis
Case Supervisor (Mercer Office)
Teri Triano-Davis has been a Case Supervisor for CASA of Mercer County for almost five 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.