Dave Bonebrake; Program Director
Dave is the program director at CASA of Washington County and has been so for thirteen consecutive years. He has built a career around helping the children and youth in his community. CASA is just one of the many organizations Dave has worked with to help children. The experiences he has had in this field have contributed towards his continued passion and motivation to help children, that have been abused or neglected.
Alicia Jamison; Volunteer Coordinator
Alicia began with CASA as an advocate in the Fall of 2015. After closing her first case as an advocate, she became a Volunteer Coordinator in October of 2016. Alicia has her associates’s degree in Psychology, and will graduate with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in the Spring of 2019. Alicia plans to attend Walden University, starting in 2019 to complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work, working towards her career goal of becoming a play therapist. Alicia is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT), and enjoys volunteering at Antietam Fire Company in Hagerstown, MD.
Leanne Nevels; Volunteer Coordinator
Leanne began with CASA as an intern in the Summer of 2017. Leanne has earned her Associate’s degree in Human Services and Education. She graduated in May 2018 with her BSW from Salisbury University. Leanne has been accepted into the MSW program at Salisbury University and will begin working on her Master’s degree in the Fall of 2018.
Chakina began with CASA as an intern in August 2018. She started her post-secondary education at Bowie State University in September 2013 where she majored in Child and Adolescent Studies. After completing her freshman year, she moved to Hagerstown where she attended Hagerstown Community College and majored in Human Services. Chakina has always had a love for kids and recalls wanting to be a Pediatrician as a child. After obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Human Services, she transferred to the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USM-H). While there, she studied Social Work through Salisbury University and obtained her BASW in May 2018. Chakina is currently enrolled in the MSW program through Salisbury University at USM-H where she will graduate with her Master’s Degree in Social Work in December 2019. Her career goal is to work in a school-based setting where she hopes to make a difference and have an impact on the lives of children.