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Key Staff

CEO—Michael Piraino
Joined the staff in 1994. Law degrees from Cornell Law School and Oxford University. While practicing law, represented children as a guardian ad litem and served as a consultant to international social service and child advocacy organizations in Europe and Southeast Asia. Has also worked as a juvenile probation officer and was an associate research scientist for the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University

Chief Strategy Officer—Tara Perry
Joined the staff in 2013. Over 20 years of strategy and operations experience in the nonprofit, public and private sectors, leading teams, managing large scale projects, programs and overseeing revenue generation, brand management, external affairs and other key functions.

Chief Financial Officer—Thomas Dunn
Joined the staff in 2000. Managing the finance functions of the organization, including National CASA extensive grant-making operations. Worked in private industry for 10 years, with experience in accounting, cost analysis and budgeting before moving to nonprofits.

Chief Program Officer—Sally Wilson Erny
Joined the staff in 1998. Over 25 years of experience in the child advocacy field including 13 years as director of the CASA program in Louisville, Kentucky. BS from the University of Louisville School of Justice Administration.  

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