Nathan Bell, Executive Director: Nathan formerly served in Hamilton County as a full-time GAL attorney. In his 11 years working as a Guardian ad Litem under the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office, Nathan spent time as a GAL providing direct service to children, as an attorney for social worker GALs, and also managed other attorney GALs as the Assistant Director of the Hamilton County Office. Nathan has his JD from Duke Law School, and completed his undergraduate BA at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Nathan has spent his career in public service, working primarily with disadvantaged children.
Laura Calhoun, Donor Engagement/Advocacy Coordinator. After serving as a volunteer since 2013, Laura joined the CASA Staff in 2017. She currently is responsible for donor outreach and engagement, the CASA Champions for Children Program, special events, sponsorships, and securing gifts and grants for the Agency. Laura spent a year working as a counseling intern in a trauma-focused addiction and mental health treatment center for women. This experience has given her a unique perspective on the challenges facing the children and families CASA serves. Like her CASA colleagues, Laura also carries a personal caseload and provides supervision to volunteers. She co-leads onboarding training for new CASAs with the Executive Director. A proud Xavier University alumna, Laura is an avid Musketeers fan.
Sharon Nelson, Advocacy Coordinator: Sharon joined CASA as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in 2007. In 2011, she joined the CASA staff as a Volunteer Coordinator, a job that she held for 3 ½ years. She took a short break to work on her real estate career while still carrying a number of volunteer cases. CASA has always held a place in her heart so when a position opened up at CASA, she actively pursued it and was hired as an Advocacy Coordinator. She is excited to be back with her CASA family. When not at CASA or selling real estate, Sharon shares her home with her husband Barry, her 15 year old daughter Mackenzie, a Great Dane named Roxy, an Australian Shepherd named Cody, a Standard Poodle named Mimi and a Poodle/Chihuahua mix named Milo.
Joyce Conley, Office Manager: Joyce began working at CASA for Clermont Kids in 2008 as the Office Manager. Joyce retired after 25 years with the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resouces, Division of Parks & Recreation, Stonelick State Park. In her spare time, she volunteers with The International Order of Rainbow for Girls, a Masonic youth group for girls 11-20, The Friends of Stonelick State Park, and the Edenton United Methodist Church.