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.

Morgan Patton

Unassigned Case Manager


Morgan is a lifelong Vermilion County resident. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Eastern Illinois University in May 2018. Morgan joined the CASA team in June of 2019 eager to work with the youth in our community. Morgan is currently working on her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Illinois.

Laura Kasper

Advocate Coordinator


Laura was born and raised in Streator, Illinois and moved to Danville after graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Family Services. After graduating, Laura worked for The Center for Youth and Family Solutions as a Foster Care Case Manager. Laura comes to CASA with a fresh outlook after her recent time working as a high school Spanish teacher. Laura is excited to be back working with youth in care.

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.


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