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.
Pamela Gockley – Vice President
President & CEO; Vigilant Corporation
Michael R. DePaul, Jr., Esq. – Treasurer
Partner; Tax Services Group, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Rebecca Bell, Esq.
Attorney; Allerton Bell, P.C.
President; David Green & Associates, LLC
Sandra Haines, RN, CLNC
Former Director of Education; Gulfside Regional Hospice
Daniel Nickischer, CPA
Manager; Small Business Group, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Pastor; Kissinger’s Church
administration and staff
Ashley Frank | Executive Director
Ashley has been with CASA of Berks County since August 2015. Ashley brings to CASA a strong history of working with various human service organizations, with a focus on children and youth. After graduating from Messiah College in 2012 with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she worked as a foster care caseworker for COBYS Family Services for two years. Moved by the significant resilience children and youth placed in foster care demonstrated when educated, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential, Ashley was inspired to study human science-exploring human phenomena from a critical, cross-cultural, and transdisciplinary perspective. In January 2015, Ashley completed her graduate school program in fulfillment of her master’s degree in Human Science from Saybrook University. She writes, “I am fortunate to be joining such a remarkable network of community-based programs focused on standing up for the rights of abused and neglected children in our communities.”
Christa Yeager | Volunteer Manager
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."