Our Team

Mary Ann Craig
Executive Director

Mary Ann previously worked in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years before becoming a CASA Volunteer in 2012. Mary Ann joined the CASA staff in 2013 as an Advocate Supervisor, then became Assistant Director of CASA of Sebastian County in 2017. Mary Ann then accepted the position of Executive Director in August, 2018. 

Denise Basham
Senior Advocate Supervisor

Denise became a CASA Volunteer in 2001.  She served as Co-Director of CASA of Crawford County in 2005. She then served as Assistant Director for CASA of Sebastian County until June, 2007.  Denise returned to Sebastian County CASA as an Advocate Supervisor in 2011 and is currently a Senior Advocate Supervisor.

Shannon Kelleher
Advocate Supervisor

Shannon became a CASA Volunteer in February, 2016.  She joined the staff at CASA of Sebastian County as an Advocate Supervisor in May, 2017.  Prior to volunteering for and working at CASA, Shannon has done volunteer work in the River Valley for many years.

Our Board of Directors

Back row left to right

Treasurer Dirk Pulliam,  Alan Dickinson, Judge Mark Hewett, Vice President Judge Steve Tabor, Patricia Fellner, President Shannon Schmidly

Front row left to right

CASA Liason Nancy Brisher, Jackie Hamilton, Kris Deason, Secretary Stephanie Freeman, Madeline Martinez, Wanda Gray, Executive Director Mary Ann Craig and CASA Liason Billie Knittig

Not pictured is longtime Board member Robert Wittig.