Board of Directors

President, Bob Friday

Mr. Friday joined CASA of Caroline as a volunteer advocate in 2007. He enjoyed his time as an advocate and says his time with the kids was enjoyable, heart-warming, and, at times, challenging.  But he’d do it all over again! He joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and has served as Secretary and now as President. He recently joined the Shore United team as a training specialist. Bob has been active on numerous boards in both Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties.  He and his wife Linda have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and they reside in Hillsboro.


Vice-President, Michael Moon

Mr. Moon joined the Board of Directors in 2019.  A native of the Eastern Shore, Michael brings a tremendous amount of experience in marketing and event planning from his career in the resturant industry.  He currently works as the General Manager at Bridges Restaurant.  In his remaining free time, he volunteers with the Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center.   Michael and his husband Jay reside in Ridgely.

Secretary, Jeremy “Jay” Buchman

Mr. Buchman joined the Board of Directors in 2018.  He is an agronomist with Black Gold Farms. In addition to caring about the children of Caroline County, he is very passionate about rabbits and serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center.  Jay and his husband Michael reside in Ridgely.

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 alwasy 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.

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.

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.

Linda Friday

Mrs. Friday joined the Board of Directors in 2018, after witnessing the benefits of CASA of Caroline through her husband’s involvement as an advocate and member of the Board.  For the past 20 years she has held the position of President of Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce.  Linda is extremely active in both the Caroline and Queen Anne’s communities.  She volunteers for numerous organizations and serves on a variety of boards, especially those representing the business community of Queen Anne’s County.  She and her husband Bob have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and they reside in Hillsboro.

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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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