Meet our Staff

Charlotte Klamer became Executive Director of Colonial CASA on April 1, 2014. She brings many years of administrative and development experience to the job, most recently serving for almost a decade as Executive Director of Historic St. Luke’s Church in Smithfield, VA , like Colonial CASA, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Prior to her years in Smithfield, Charlotte served the College of William and Mary as Director of Donor Stewardship, and as Community Relations Officer in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, with responsibilities for the Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elderly Abuse and Victim Witness Programs.

 

 


 

Victoria Canady became the Program Director with Colonial CASA on October 1, 2015.  She began her journey with CASA as a volunteer in 2006.  In 2007 she joined the program as a part-time staff member but soon became full-time with CASA’s expansion into York County Courts.  Over the eight years of dedicated service Victoria has shared the responsibilities of case management and volunteer supervision, and has been the primary training coordinator and facilitator regarding understanding families and children.

Victoria holds a Master's degree in Professional Counseling and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Mental Health Policy and Practice. In addition to her commitment to mental and emotional health, Victoria is a passionate advocate for the educational rights of children with distinct emphasis for children with special needs.

 


M ary Lou Crosbie became the Volunteer Services Coordinator in October 2015.  She began her relationship with CASA in 1992 as an assistant District Attorney in Texas. As an assistant DA she prosecuted cases involving  the abuse and neglect of children with the aid of Child Protective Services and the CASA organization.

Following the District Attorney's Office, she had a lengthy career in private practice, acting as an attorney ad litem for children in court cases. Once again, she had extensive interactions with CASA. 

After moving to Williamsburg in 2007, she became a volunteer advocate with Colonial CASA. Throughout most of her professional life, Mary Lou has dedicated herself to advocating for these children.

Mary Lou holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Special Education, as well as a Juris Doctorate in Law.  Working to better the lives of children with special needs and those who have been victims of abuse and neglect, has been her passion for over forty years.


 

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