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Our Team


Board of Directors

Judith Silver, PhD


Associate Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program; Director of Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Initiatives, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Maura McInerney, Esq.

Vice President

Staff Attorney, Education Law Center

Vanessa Barbetti


Business Banking Officer, Citizens Bank

M. Khalil Meggett, CPA


Meggett Consulting

E. Clark Bailey

Research Analyst, Susquehanna International Group, LLP

Tom Bonner

Manager, Corporate Policy, PECO

Theresa Concepcion, Esq.

Litigation Associate, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Amit Goel

Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP

Philip Hawkins

Senior Vice President, Kurchner-Hawkins Associates

Robert S. Hawkins, Esq.

Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.

Sharon R. Jindal

Exelon Business Services, Labor Relations Services

Denis Lawler, Esq.

Blank Rome, LLP

R. Leon Shelton

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments


Wendy Graham, MSW

Executive Director (FT)

Wendy has worked in direct service and supervisory positions in the Child Welfare field in Philadelphia for 12 years. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Macro practice, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. Prior to moving to Philadelphia in 2001, Wendy worked in Product Marketing for 10 years in the private sector for a global technology firm located in Silicon Valley. While living in Santa Clara County, California, Wendy was also a CASA Volunteer.

Allison Modica, MSS, MLSP

Associate Director (FT)

Allison has worked in the Child Welfare field in Philadelphia for the past eight years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the Pennsylvania State University and a dual Master’s Degree of Social Service and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.  Her experience includes serving as Director of the Outcomes in Behavioral Health Project at the Support Center for Child Advocates, consulting with the Department of Human Services to develop research-based program models and service-delivery strategies while working at PMHCC-Best Practices Institute, authoring “Transforming Philadelphia’s Child Serving Systems:  A Call to Action for the Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services, City of Philadelphia” for the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania and interning as a Family Advocacy Social Worker for Community Legal Services. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, Allison worked six years as a Supervisor for the Devereux Foundation, where she worked with children with special needs and their families.

Cynthia Mason, Esq.

Program Supervisor (PT)

A Pennsylvania licensed attorney, Cynthia has worked at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where she represented low-income victims of domestic violence in their family law cases. At PLA, she also advised law school interns, training them on intake skills. In 2008, Cynthia was a member of the staff at the Center City Philadelphia office of the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, where she supervised volunteers in their voter registration and community education work. Cynthia joined CASA of Philadelphia County in 2008 as a CASA Volunteer Supervisor. Recently, she accepted the position of Program Supervisor.

Carletta Chandler, BSW

Volunteer Coordinator & Court Liaison (FT)

Carletta has worked as a child welfare professional for nine years, with a specialty in behavioral health and foster care. Prior to joining CASA of Philadelphia County in 2010, Carletta worked as a foster care and adoption social worker in Delaware County. Also, Carletta has a background in Marriage and Family Counseling and is working toward obtaining her MS degree.

Terrill Carney, MA

CASA Supervisor (FT)

Terrill has been working in child welfare since 2006 after receiving his Bachelor's degree in sociology from West Chester University. He started his career as a foster care social worker for Children's Services Inc. For five years Terrill worked as a child advocate social worker at the Public Defender Association of Philadelphia where he advocated for numerous children in the foster care system, specializing in working with older youth. Terrill earned his Master's in Pubic Policy from New England College in 2012. Outside of CASA, Terrill is a recreational counselor and works with at-risk youth. 

Carole Cornelius, MSW

CASA Supervisor (PT)

Carole Ann Cornelius is a social work administrator recently retired after 35 years with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services' Children & Youth Division. Having worked in protective services, courts, behavioural health, compliance and quality assurance, Carole's focus and expertise for the recent 15 years has been health care in the child welfare system. In addition to her many years in child welfare, Ms Cornelius has worked in juvenile justice and geriatric home health care. Very interested in education and  the rights of women and families, Carole serves on the School Advisory Committee for her alma mater, Simon Gratz High School (now a Mastery school) and served previously on the Board of Directors for the Women's Medical Fund.

Trish Reed Kinkle, B.A.

CASA Supervisor (FT)

Trish began her work with CASA as a volunteer and then joined our staff in February 2011.  Trish moved to Philadelphia in 2002 and since then has been working with at risk youth in the Kensington area of Philadelphia.  She created and implemented a program for young girls designed to promote self-esteem and healthy relationships and served as an after-school program director.  In addition to CASA, Trish is a foster parent and works part time mentoring children and teens while also helping run several weekly outreach programs.

Contact CASA of Philadelphia


CASA of Philadelphia County
1940 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130