|Meet Winnebago County CASA’s Dedicated Staff
|Jordyn Jenkins – Advocate Facilitator
Jordyn Jenkins is the newest CASA team member. Jordyn became the Advocate Facilitator in February of 2013 after graduating from Rockford College with a Bachelors degree in Spanish and Sociology. Jordyn is from a family with a background in law enforcement and social work. It is her goal to continue down the same path and to help children, as well as their families, grow together and get the support necessary to lead happier and healthier lives. There are many children in need of loving homes and Jordyn believes a difference can and will be made, one child at a time.
|Wendi Fosberg - Case Manager - Wendi became a CASA Case Manager in June,2012 after she learned about CASA and the strong need to help abused and neglected children in Winnebago County while working for Marc Gasparini, our Former Circuit Clerk. Wendi completed CASA training in March 2012 and her desire to help the children grew even stronger. Wendi believes that every abused and neglected child in Winnebago County needs a CASA to protect and represent them in court. Wendi truly believes CASA is the voice for the abused and neglected children in Winnebago County. Nothing touches our hearts more than helping a child.|
|Marie Johnson – Case Manager For the past 20 years, Marie has been fortunate to be a CASA advocate. She has been an advocate for over 63 children. Marie joined the CASA staff as a Case Manager 14 years ago. During this time, Marie has learned how important it is to the children to have a voice in Abuse and Neglect Court. Marie feels that every child has a right to live in a loving and nurturing home and as a CASA, Marie hopes that she can be there to help a child achieve that goal.|
|Zan Picchioni – Administrative AssistantZan first became aware of CASA in 1996 from two of her cousins, who were CASAs in Winnebago County. She attended the training program that year. Then, in 2004 a position came open in the office, & she immediately applied. Zan has been working for the Board of Directors since, with job responsibilities primarily in the areas of fundraising & PR for our CASA program. Zan loves being able to indirectly be of assistance in helping make a positive change for the many children who’ve been abused & neglected within Winnebago County. These children, who would otherwise have no voice in court, now have a CASA, a volunteer they can trust who will advocate for them & who will help them grow to be children living in a safe, loving home. That’s so important.|