Staff


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Nichelle Wash, Board Member
  • Kathleen Field, Vice Chair
  • Stephanie Hulett, Treasurer
  • Dan Cates, Secretary

Board Members


Staff Bios

Kristin Bishay is the Executive Director. Kristin joined the FSA staff in the spring of 2002 and became the CASA program director in November 2007. She brought with her social service experience coupled with 18 years in management. She trained as a CASA volunteer in 1996, actively taking cases for seven years. She worked with children and families as a direct client service provider for five years.

Anne Veldman is a Case Coordinator. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana University in 1988 and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific in 1993. She practiced Physical Therapy for seven years with her focus being spinal cord injuries before switching gears and becoming a stay at home mom. As her children grew she became immersed in children’s activities including coaching youth soccer, teaching religious education and substituting at her children’s school. Upon moving to Bloomington in 2005, Anne became a child advocate for the Monroe County CASA program.

Tia Arthur is a Case Coordinator. Tia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from IU with a focus on child maltreatment law. Tia worked with youth as a resident coordinator at the Monroe County Youth Shelter-Binkley House and volunteered as an advocate for the CASA program. Tia gained more experience when she worked for the Department of Child Services in the investigations unit for 3 years. During that time, she attended various trainings focusing on topics regarding child abuse and neglect, including obtaining certification in forensic interview protocol for children. Tia joined the CASA program in June 2012. Since becoming part of the CASA family, she manages the Courthouse Facility Dog Program of Monroe County CASA and is a handler for the program’s facility dog, Jordy. Tia is a founding member of the Monroe County LINK Alliance, a group that seeks to educate professionals in the community about the intersections of abuse in families, including child abuse, animal abuse, elder abuse, and domestic violence, with the primary goal that all living beings should be free from abuse and neglect. (www.nationallinkcoalition.org) Tia lives in Bloomington with her family and loves hiking on the weekends.

Beth McDaniel-Krouse is a Case Coordinator. Before becoming a Case Supervisor, Beth was a CASA volunteer for over 10 years. That volunteer experience compelled her to return to school after 15+ years in the financial institution world and pursue a degree in Social Work. For the past 13 years she has been working with children and families in a variety of capacities. She worked for the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation as the Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, has done home-based services through Family Solutions with youth challenged by truancy issues and was the first Coordinator for Monroe County Wrap Around. She has been with CASA since June 2013.

Lara Weaver is a Case Coordinator. She joined the CASA program in August of 2014 and brings with her a passion for social justice. She has 20+ years of experience working with and for families with a focus on advocacy for women and children, as well as, victims of domestic/sexual/family violence. In her free time she is active in Bloomington’s musical and performing arts community.

Dave Torneo is a Case Coordinator. Dave was educated at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Pacifica Graduate Institute where he earned his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1995. Dave and his family moved to Indiana in 1997. He has worked in the human services field for over 30 years, most recently holding the positions of Assistant Director and Clinical Coordinator at the Monroe County Youth Shelter-Binkley House for nearly 16 years. In 2013 he was chosen as Youth Champion by Stepping-Stones for his ongoing commitment to families and young people in our community. Dave is one of the founders of Ledge Mule Press, a local publisher specializing in limited edition poetry books, and coordinates the Ledge Mule Press Poetry Project Reading Series, held almost monthly at the I Fell Gallery. He has two grown sons, Sam and Adam.

Amber Shride is the Resource Development Coordinator. She is a 2003 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where she studied Speech Communication with a specialization in Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Since moving to Bloomington in 2008, Amber has gained valuable experience working with both small businesses and nonprofit organizations in support and management positions. Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, knitting, reading and training for/running distance races.

Lynne Card is a CASA Case Coordinator. Lynne has been a paralegal for the past 30 years, mainly in the family law sector. Lynne is married with two adult children and an awesome dog! She has been a CASA for almost three years and has also completed mediation training through Community Justice and Mediation Center. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys gardening, hiking and cooking.

Corbin Bathory is the CASA Office Manager. Corbin graduated from Indiana University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management. He grew up in Indiana and is the youngest of three in his family. Corbin spends most of his free time cooking, baking, and going on motorcycle rides.


Board Bios

Megan Schueler is an attorney who has spent time as a private attorney, public defender – state and federal; prosecutor for sex crimes, domestic violence and child abuse; CASA attorney; and a pro bono attorney for various organizations and persons in Missouri, West Virginia and Indiana. She enjoys reading, blogging, swimming, socializing, and ensuring that kids are protected.

Nichelle Wash is a transplant to Bloomington by way of IU over 10 years ago. You may have seen Nichelle working with students at IU as a director in Diversity, Recruitment, & Outreach, or you may have seen her working with the Monroe County Women’s Commission (MCWC) where she has served as the Chairperson for 3 years. With the Women’s Commission, Nichelle worked to deliver a county-wide Girls Coding Camp that survived the virtual nature of the pandemic and has resulted in established funding from the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. Additionally, at the start of the pandemic, Nichelle along with an amazing team of volunteers, created and delivered a grassroots effort known as the Monroe County Food Train. What was supposed to be a 2-week endeavor turned into 4 months of weekly food and toiletry delivery to Bloomington’s most vulnerable communities. Nichelle’s heart is to give back whenever and whatever she can because she honors those who have given to her. She has sponsored scholarships, the inaugural B-League in partnership with the Banneker Community Center, and over the years has given of her time as a member of the Black History Month planning committee, Member of Banneker Community Center Advisory Council, a Board Fellow for the Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County, a Board of Trustee for Monroe County Public Libraries, and most recently as a Board Member for Monroe County CASA. Nichelle also believes in the economic and social development of her community. As the Founder & CEO of The Guarden, Nichelle works tirelessly to facilitate the learning of diversity, equity, and justice principles that enhance the quality of life for all.

Dorian Villanueva was born and raised in Michigan, before moving to Indiana halfway through her junior year of high school. Adoption has always held a special place in her heart as her parents adopted two children during her childhood and her second family (the next-door neighbors) adopted children as well. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, she held multiple jobs, largely part-time positions that allowed her to work with children from infancy to high school. Dorian first became aware of CASA when she began a 5-year stint as a Family Case Manager with the Indiana Department of Child Services. During this time, Dorian excelled and specialized in adoptions while also successfully reuniting parents with children in many cases. After leaving DCS, she became a licensing specialist for a foster care agency and was accepted onto the Monroe Co. CASA board. Currently, she is a Skills Development Specialist working in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. Dorian recently married and resides in Bloomington with her husband, Matt, and their three cats.

Jeff Huber was a college coach and teacher for over 41 years and enjoyed working with young people and making a difference in their lives. He believes CASA does the same thing—makes a difference in the lives of children who in this case are experiencing abuse and neglect. Watching his two young grandchildren each day, he recognizes that they enjoy a safe and loving environment and receive perks that many children in our community do not enjoy or receive. Jeff wants to be a small part any way he can in assisting CASA to ensure a brighter future for these children.