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

Julie Wilson

Director of Fund Development & Public Relations

Julie joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2008. Julie graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Prior to working with Child Advocates, Julie worked in Design and Merchandising for 7 years. As the Director of Fund Development and Public Relations, Julie supports the CASA program... Read more

Mary Beth Kruger

Development & Volunteer Coordinator

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

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

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

Candace McCown

Advocate Supervisor

Candace joined Child Advocates – Denver CASA in 2016. Candace graduated from Harding University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and recently completed her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to her work with Child Advocates-Denver CASA, Candace primarily worked with children... 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

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