CASA of Middlesex County Staff
Phone: 732-246-4449 ex. 1
Stephanie began working with CASA in Middlesex County in February 2015 after spending three years working as an Advocate Coordinator in two large urban CASA programs. Prior to that, she was a caseworker for Child Protective Services in Texas. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Psychology and her Master’s Degree is in Social Work. She is a Licensed Social Worker. She spends most of her time at CASA recruiting volunteers, fundraising, and marketing the organization. Ultimately, her intent is to support the volunteers and children from every angle possible!
Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: 732-246-4449 ex. 3
Colette’s experience with the Middlesex County CASA program started in May 2011 when she began volunteering as an Advocate for CASA. In October 2012, she became a CASA employee and she has been supervising CASA volunteers ever since. Colette remains dedicated to ensuring that every volunteer, and ultimately child, receives the support they need. She also manages and processes much of the data that is collected by the organization, she trains new volunteers, and she maintains relationships with the Courts and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). Colette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and an extensive background working for an international IT provider.
Phone: 732-246-4449 ex. 2
Melanie Pasignajen-Pormentilla came to CASA of Middlesex County originally as a volunteer and happily came on board as Program Coordinator. She comes from a background in children’s development and possesses a degree in Psychology. Outside of CASA, she is grad student at Rutgers University’s School of Social Work and a proud mommy of two silly and very loud kids. Melanie is very passionate about serving on any platform that works towards positive affect for children and families.
After practicing the role of the CASA advocate, some of our volunteers accept leadership roles as Peer Coordinators. Peer Coordinators provide their expertise and guidance to 5-10 new CASA volunteers at any given time. This allows CASA to increase the number of children we can help without significantly increasing costs related to adding new staff members. These incredible people come from many different backgrounds and experiences, bringing their talents and abilities to the growing body of knowledge accessible by CASA advocates. We could not do this work without them!
Judith Martin Waterman