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 joined CASA as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in 2013. After taking a break to study Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Xavier University, Laura returned to CASA as an Advocacy Coordinator and the Agency’s Trainer in 2017. Laura spent a year working as a counseling intern in a trauma-focused treatment center where women were permitted to have their children in residence while working on addiction recovery. This experience has given her a unique perspective on the challenges facing the children and families CASA serves. Like her CASA colleagues, Laura carries a personal caseload and provides supervision to volunteers. She leads the onboarding training for new CASAs and works with the Executive Director to identify and deliver continuing education content to active CASA GALs. When not at CASA, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and getting outside to exercise and enjoy nature with Leo, her very energetic Labradoodle.
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.