NHCASA Staff:  A Solid Team Serving Area Youth

NHCASA serves children in 8 counties, within the 4th Judicial Circuit of western South Dakota, through volunteer management and case supervision.

Under strong leadership, the NHCASA team strives to ensure every abused/neglected child involved in court proceedings is given a voice through Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Amy Cermak

Amy Cermak

Executive Director
Amy started with NHCASA in May of 2016. As the Child Advocacy Specialist, she recruited, trained, and supported CASA volunteers. Amy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Her experience with children, along with her leadership roles in various community/civic/school organizations, supports the foundation of the NHCASA program. Amy earned an Executive certification in Children’s Law & Policy from Loyola University in 2020 and completed the Child & Adult Advocacy Studies program at the University of South Dakota in 2022. She became the Executive Director on March 1, 2023.
Anna Schmidt

Anna Schmidt

Child Advocacy Specialist
Anna joined the NHCASA team as the Child Advocacy Specialist in January 2023. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Black Hills State University and has a strong passion and dedication for advocating for the best interests of children. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role, as she worked as a Family Services Specialist with Child Protection Services for just over 11 years. Anna loves spending time with friends and family. She enjoys horseback riding, fishing, and hunting.
Brenda Mosset

Brenda Mosset

Office Administrator
Brenda has been with NHCASA since June 2016. Her organization and office management skills keep the program functioning to fulfill the needs of the children we serve. She has a history of helping children, as she worked for the Spearfish School District for 11 years. Brenda enjoys baking, cooking, walking, biking, hiking, and skiing. She loves a challenge.

2024 Board of Directors

Clair Garvin Grable

Clair Garvin Grable

President
Deadwood Chamber of Commerce
Natalie Owens

Natalie Owens

Vice President
KDR Entertainment Inc
Jessie Dufner

Jessie Dufner

Treasurer
First Interstate Bank
Tiffany Even

Tiffany Even

Ameriprise Legacy Financial Partners
Erin Fiedler

Erin Fiedler

Peak Motion Physical Therapy
Kanda Guthmiller

Kanda Guthmiller

BHSU Joy Center
Melissa Kraft

Melissa Kraft

Pioneer Bank & Trust
Nicole McCourt

Nicole McCourt

Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

CASAS: Volunteers Advocating for Children

Zach Ager

Zach Ager

Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson

Gwen Artz

Gwen Artz

Marcia Barnes

Marcia Barnes

Travis Bartels

Travis Bartels

Kattie Bland

Kattie Bland

Margaret Bolte

Margaret Bolte

Staci Carsten

Staci Carsten

Carol Christianson

Carol Christianson

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark

Barb Donat

Barb Donat

Greg Donat

Greg Donat

Carol Edwards

Carol Edwards

Russ Eisenbraun

Russ Eisenbraun

Meg English

Meg English

Elana Frasier

Elana Frasier

Pat Goldhammer

Pat Goldhammer

Shawna Goldhammer

Shawna Goldhammer

Mandi Gould

Mandi Gould

Joy Groen

Joy Groen

Susie Gross

Susie Gross

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

Diane Helfrich

Diane Helfrich

Becky Helmberger

Becky Helmberger

Gabriella Hertz

Gabriella Hertz

Cheryl Hewitt

Cheryl Hewitt

Victoria Hogrefe

Victoria Hogrefe

Shaylynn Hood

Shaylynn Hood

Amy Kahler

Amy Kahler

Earla Karels

Earla Karels

Stacia Lunders

Stacia Lunders

Rita Manley

Rita Manley

Kim Marsing

Kim Marsing

Luke May

Luke May

Lisa Merkel

Lisa Merkel

Bonnie Miller

Bonnie Miller

Virginia Mollman

Virginia Mollman

Laura Moravec

Laura Moravec

Sarah Munce

Sarah Munce

Angie Olson

Angie Olson

Julia O

Julia O'Neil-King

Jerrod Pesek

Jerrod Pesek

Amy Rasmussen

Amy Rasmussen

Calvin Reilly

Calvin Reilly

Janelle Rogers

Janelle Rogers

Britney Routh

Britney Routh

Denise Schipke-Smeenk

Denise Schipke-Smeenk

John Schmeltzer

John Schmeltzer

Gayle Schuster

Gayle Schuster

Lacey Schwindt

Lacey Schwindt

Jessica Stanton

Jessica Stanton

Linda Stambaugh

Linda Stambaugh

Nancy Thiel

Nancy Thiel

Misty West

Misty West