Elizabeth Mellen

Executive Director


Elizabeth was born and raised in Danville. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010, and has a degree in International Relations. To that end she has spent significant time abroad working with children in Ecuador, Brazil and Peru. Elizabeth began her time with CASA as an Advocate Coordinator and transitioned to the roll of Executive Director in July of 2019.

Connor Gilonske

Unassigned Case Manager


Connor is a lifelong resident of the Hoopeston area. He is currently studying towards a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University. Before joining CASA in August of 2022, he was an internal sub and paraprofessional with the Danville Public Schools. He worked with children with developmental disabilities and behavioral needs, giving him the desire to do more to help the children in our community.

Kayton Austin

Advocate Coordinator


Kayton was raised in Indianola IL. She attended DACC and Western Illinois University, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Before joining CASA in September 2022, she worked as a caseworker in foster care for three years, showing her the strong importance of helping children by becoming a dependable part of their village.

Taylor Neville

Advocate Coordinator


Taylor is a lifelong resident of Danville and joined CASA August 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in family services. Before starting at CASA, she worked with the youth of Danville at the local Boys and Girls Club. Seeing how children’s lives can be changed first hand, Taylor has always known she wanted to work with the youth in our community.

Macy Davis

Advocate Coordinator


Macy moved to Danville ten years ago and has considered it home ever since. Before CASA, she was the head baker at the Mad Goat Coffee Bakery, which jump started her passion for being involved in her community. Through her own experience with family building, advocating for children in the foster care system quickly became both a career and personal goal. Macy joined the CASA team as an Advocate Coordinator in October of 2022 and is excited to continue to be part of changing our community and children’s lives for the better.



Red, Tamara
Mancuso, Mary Since


White, Steve
Walker, Rhonda


Higgins, Julie
Michell, Michael
Ryan, Dee Ann


Seilhymer, Jacqueline
Seilhymer, Mike
Killough, Candy
Reifsteck, Angela


Collier, Ashley
Darby, Jayne
Hinkle, Garry
Knight, Mary Lou
Lewis-Lillard, Cathy
Picket, Lori
Plotner, Tori
Winland, Amanda


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Dobbles, Jane
Pegues, Eva
Wilcox, Roy


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Fritz, Cathi
Brazil, Tami
Goodwin, Jana
Baber, Calli
Collins, Jessica
Crippin, Carole
Hale, Loretta
Kotcher, Tonya
Kruzan ,Howard
Laumeier, Theresa
McCullough, Mary
Scott, Mike
Spezia, Charlene
Summers, Teresa


Harmless, Charity
Hart, Emily
Moreland, Shelby
Traylor, Teresa
Cunningham, Tammy
Ingram, Julie
Morris, Brittany
Hinkle, Courtney
Patten, Shelia
Turner, Chad


Marriage, Kristin
Norris, Melannie
Henry, Renee
Cummings, Cary
Aris, Monique
Astell, Teresa
Parker, Heidi
Lietard, Marian


Schull, Ryan
Lane, Jennifer
Lacey, Amie
Rayburn, Mary
Smith, Karen
Smith, Rebecca
Gregory, Molly


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