Board of Directors
Members of the CASA of Berks County Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds all sharing a common commitment to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of Berks County
CASA Board of Directors is charged with fiscal oversight and ensuring adequate resources, ensuring legal and ethical integrity, oversight of the Executive Director, strengthening of programs through active participation in planning and enhancing CASA of Berks County’s public standing.
Ginny Ysa, MS, MSW – President
Information Officer | SAM, Inc.
Michael R. DePaul, Jr., Esq. – Treasurer
Partner | Tax Services Group, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Rebecca Bell, Esq.
Attorney | Allerton Bell, P.C.
Kathleen Felker, MBA, CVA
Consultant | Grant Manufacturing and Alloying Co.
President | David Green & Associates, LLC
Deidra W. Hill, Ed.D.
Vice-President for Marketing and Communications | Alvernia University
Sonya Smith, MBA
Associate State Director of Programs & Policy | Kutztown University of PA
administration and staff
ACTING Executive Director
Nancy McCullar, MSW | Nancy@CASABerks.org
Nancy McCullar, comes to CASA Berks County with 30 years of experience in working with children, youth, families, courts, and donors addressing the issues of child abuse and neglect and creating avenues for strengthening families. She has been the Executive Director of Jane Addams Hull House, Big Sisters of Philadelphia, Girls Inc. of Philadelphia, Girl Scouts Great Valley Council and Vice President of ChildFirst Services. She has experience working with children and their families who are involved in the foster care system in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley. She has a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a MA in social work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. In addition to her social work skills, Nancy has developed her skills in fundraising. In the past several years she raised funds for Lehigh Valley Zoo, Pocono Heritage Land Trust, and The Neighborhood Center in Allentown. As CEO of Girl Scouts Great Valley Council, she became familiar with service delivery and donor interests in Berks County. She is excited to bring her skills to CASA of Berks County and inspire others to support the organization.
Nancy has been a resident of Alburtis for the past 15 years where she is growing her beloved garden. She has two grown sons who make her very proud.
Christa Yeager | Christa@CASABerks.org
Christa started with CASA of Berks County as a CASA volunteer in March 2016 and became a Volunteer Manager in August 2017. Born and raised in West Chester, PA, Christa moved to Berks County following graduation where she lives with her husband of 24 years. Christa is a mom of seven children and a grandmother of two grandchildren.
Over the years, Christa has been involved with her community through church outreach with a focus on children's ministry, holding positions as Nursery Supervisor and Sunday School Superintendent. Christa continues to teach elementary and middle school science for a local home school co-op.
As a volunteer, Christa became passionate for the program and for what it stands for, believing that every child facing abuse and neglect should have a CASA to help ensure their right to a safe and permanent home. She writes, "As a CASA you can impact a small part of a child's success and their future, something every child deserves."
Brenda Druck | Brenda@CASABerks.org