Shelly Kulp, MSW - Executive Director
As a mother of seven, Shelly spent most of the last 30 years raising her family. In 2009, she and her husband completed training and became foster parents in Talbot County. In 2010, Shelly began the MSW program at Salisbury University and earned her degree in 2013.
Upon graduation from the program, Shelly begain working for Talbot Hospice as the Bereavement Coordinator. In her role at Talbot Hospice, Shelly was responsible for developing and implementing every aspect of the grief support services offered to individuals and families, including children and youth in the Talbot community. It was there that Shelly learnied that loss of any kind can have a profound and traumatic effect on children, and she was privileged to work with families & children in Talbot County schools and temporary housing.
Shelly has since completed various trainings on loss and grief for children, which she feels has helped to uniquely prepare her for the role of Executive Director for CASA of Caroline. She also feels that her experience as a foster parent provides her another medium through which she can connect with the role of a CASA volunteer and how they impact the lives of abused & neglected children.
Aside from CASA, Shelly volunteers at Camp New Dawn, a grief support camp for children where she facilitates groups for middle school-aged children.
Karen Orr - Finance/Office Administrator
Karen joined CASA in January of 2016. She is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and brings 15 years experience in non-profits with her. Although her specialty is accounting, she has worked in many areas of the non-profit sector including program development, fundraising, outreach and finance. She looks forward to assisting in CASA of Caroline's mission to help children in need.
Chandler Johnson - Outreach Coordinator
Chandler is 24 years old and grew up in Caroline County. She is a graduate of Colonel Richardson High School and went to Towson University graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. After graduating from college, Chandler served in AmeriCorps for a year, mentoring and advocating for youth involved with the criminal justice system in Baltimore City. She recently graduated with her Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Chandler loves to kayak, fish, get tattoos, ballroom dance, read, and spend time with her family. She is involved with a book club which she started and also volunteers as a CASA.