Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President and Treasurer, Patrick Allison

Mr. Allison joined the Board of Directors in 2019.  He is also currently serving as President of Caroline’s Agape Project, an organization dedicated to supporting other Caroline County non-profit organizations, particularly those providing assistance for people who are “food insecure”.  The main project he oversees is the Denton Community Produce Garden.  Patrick has also served as President of Denton Rotary, Founder and Advisor of Caroline County Jaycees and Past-President of the Annapolis Jaycees.  He has also served as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT, Chairman of Annapolis First Night Advisory Board, ED of Anne Arundel’s 100k Homes Project, Benevolence & Community Outreach Deacon for Bay Ridge Christian Church among many other chairmanships and board positions.  He is always looking for opportunities to serve wherever God leads him.  Patrick and his wife Theresa have 5 children between them both and they reside in Denton.








Secretary, JoAnn Staples

Mrs. Staples joined the Board in 2019, although her involvement with CASA of Caroline began as the first Executive Director from 2003-2008.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the child welfare system from her years as a social worker at Caroline County DSS.  She also serves on the Board of the Caroline Historical Society and is coordinator of their Docent Program.  Mrs. Staples is actively involved with the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board, the Perry Benson Chapter of the DAR and the Kitty Knight Chapter of the US Daughters of the War of 1812.  She has served on the boards of Caroline Nursing Home, The Caroline Foundation and Crossroads, to name a few.  JoAnn enjoys reading, travel and genealogy.  She has 2 children and 5 grandsons and she resides in Denton.

Board Member, Jeanne Rowe

Mrs. Rowe joined the Board of Directors in 2011 after having spent 5 years as a CASA Volunteer Advocate.  She is retired from 20+ years in the insurance industry.  In addition to serving for CASA, Jeanne spends time caring for her family and volunteers with St. Benedictine/St. Elizabeth Catholic Church as well as Mid-Shore Challenger Sports for special needs children.  Jeanne and her husband Tolbert have 2 children and 3 grandchildren and they reside in Greensboro.

CASA of Caroline’s Board of Directors meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 at the CASA office in Denton.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please complete and return the Board Member Application.


CASA of Caroline is proud of 2022 our community partners!

Thank you to the following organizations for their continued loyal support to CASA of Caroline and the children of Caroline County!  
Make a Financial Contribution:
Become a Community Partner

We believe strong communities build strong families.  Community Partners make a commitment to the children of Caroline County by providing us with financial support as well as the opportunity to meet and connect with folks who are interested in taking our training course and becoming the person who makes a real difference in a foster care child's life. Partnership Program Brochure

Make an In-Kind Donation:
Cleaning out your home or office?  There are many things we could use in our CASA office!
  • Office supplies like copy paper, file folders, etc.
  • Non-perishable food and beverages to be used during trainings.
  • Gift cards for gas or restaurants that our CASA's could use during their visits with their child
  • Gift cards or items for the auction at our annual fundraiser.
Other Ways to Support:
  • Host an event such as a car wash, bake sale, etc. to benefit CASA of Caroline.
  • Shop AmazonSmile and designate CASA of Caroline as your charity of choice.
  • Invite us to come present to your group, organization or workplace.
  • Stay connected with us by signing up for our newsletter and e-mail updates. 

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