Staff Members

Nancy Stewart

Executive Director

Nancy joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2016. Nancy is nonprofit professional with over 15 years’ experience. A graduate of Metropolitan State College with a degree in Organizational Communications, she began her career in the hospitality industry, working in sales and conference services. Moving into the not-for-profit sector in... Read more

Miranda Graul

Director of Development

With more than 16 years the in nonprofit sector, 10 of which has been devoted to fundraising, Miranda has a passion for building diverse funding streams in support of nonprofit organizations. Miranda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Colorado Boulder and has dedicated her professional career to supporting... Read more

Sally Vizas

Director of Programs

Sally comes to Denver CASA with over 15 years of experience in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. Having spent 7 years in development, she has been working with youth or supervising staff and volunteers working with youth in Northeast Denver since 2010. Sally is passionate about social justice, youth development and working with... Read more

Mary Beth Kruger

Community Engagement Manager

Mary Beth joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2016. Mary Beth graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to her work with Child Advocates, Mary Beth worked in domestic violence and emergency shelters as an advocate for victims and a case... Read more

Hamza Syed

Development and Communications Associate

Hamza joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in May of 2018 as the Development and Communications Associate. He graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics in May of 2017. Hamza has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2015 with a variety of different organizations. He worked as... Read more

Shayla Covington

Lead Advocate Supervisor

Shayla joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2014. Shayla graduated from Creighton University with her Bachelor’s degree in Theology, and she recently completed her Master’s degree in Social Change from Iliff School of Theology. Prior to her work with Child Advocates, Shayla worked with the Colorado Department of Human... Read more

Jackie Heins

Advocate Supervisor

Jackie joined Child Advocates-Denver CASA in March 2018 as an Advocate Supervisor. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition. She began her career working in the restaurant industry with her husband, owning and managing a few different restaurant concepts. Jackie discovered her... Read more

Suzy Martin

Senior Advocate Supervisor

Suzy Martin joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2015. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Psychology. Suzy has worked with adolescents for most of her career. Prior to her work with Child Advocates, she worked for several years with Adams County Department of Human Services... Read more

Katie Smith

Advocate Supervisor

Katie Smith joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2016. Katie graduated from The University of Central Missouri with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Prior to her work with Child Advocates-Denver CASA, Katie worked for Boulder... Read more

Karli Wurpel

Advocate Supervisor

Karli joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2016. Karli graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Administration and International Relations. Prior to her work with Child Advocates, Karli worked in Family Preservation, facilitating supervised parenting time with a local NGO. As an Advocate Supervisor, Karli is responsible for... Read more

Chadley Zobolas

Advocate Supervisor

Chadley joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in October of 2017 as an Advocate Supervisor. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Vocal Performance. Chadley discovered her passion for child advocacy in 2015 when she became a CASA volunteer, and in... Read more

Rachel Swank

Administrative Assistant and Project Coordinator

Rachel joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in April 2018 as a Part-Time Administrative Assistant and Project Coordinator. She recently graduated from The University of Denver with degrees in Finance. Prior to joining staff, Rachel had interned with Denver CASA as an Operations and Development Intern.  Rachel has always had... Read more