Board of Directors
Meet the experts behind our organization
Lori Stottler, President
Lori is the City Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Janesville. Lori is a certified municipal clerk and holds an associate's degree from UW-Whitewater at Rock County.
Lori currently serves as the President of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Rock County, sits on her Church Council (recently serving as the Transition Team co-chair and Call Committee chair), is in her 5th year as a member of the Women’s Fund (a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin) and is a cabinet member for the United Way Blackhawk Region. Lori has served many area non-profits in her 20+ years as a Rock County resident. She also was elected to two full terms on the Janesville School Board from 2006-2012.
Lori is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 32 years and has two grown (and married) sons. In her spare time, Lori is ordained to perform weddings and enjoys running a part-time business at Simply Wed Wisconsin. She loves to read, bike, talk politics and religion, and enjoy her two dogs whenever possible.
Andrea Gonstead, Vice President
Dr. Andrea Gonstead is a chiropractor in Beloit, WI at the Gonstead Chiropractic Clinic. She is a third generation chiropractor and loves helping people of all ages achieve greater health!
She is a former Board member of Family Services of the Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois and an advisory member of the initial CASA of Rock County organization. Dr. Gonstead has also been a middle school girls basketball coach as well as serving as a district representative for the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.
She is active in the community as a volunteer, business owner and parent. She is married and the mother of two high schoolers. She is also the host mom of many foreign exchange students. In her spare time she loves to take care of her flock of Corriedale sheep, knit, kayak, read and have long dinner conversations with her family.
Celease Fox, Treasurer
Celease Fox was employed with Rock County for 19 years as a Judicial Assistant for Circuit Court Branch 1 in Janesville.
She currently serves as Treasurer of CASA of Rock County. Celease served on the Rotary Botanical Gardens Board from 2010-2012 and also spent many volunteer hours working with Southern Wisconsin AirFest.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at her cabin in Northern Wisconsin and being a dog mom to Ellie Fox, the “Bahamian Potcake” rescue.
Kelley Sanchez, Secretary
Kelly currently works for UnityPoint Health in the Patient Services Department. She has previously volunteered with Optimists International, Literacy Council, GIFTs, Kids Against Hunger and now CASA!
Kelly belongs to a Wisconsin hiking club and enjoys hiking as often as she can. She has five grandchildren and loves spending time and making memories with her crew.
Gretchen Burgess is an attorney with Neider & Boucher, working with the firm’s Trusts & Estates Team. Gretchen graduated from Macalester College in 2002 with a degree in Japanese and Hamline Law School in 2005 with a focus on International Law. A Minnesota native, she lived in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California prior to moving to Wisconsin. Gretchen also serves as president of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin and serves on the board for the Blackhawk Technical College Foundation.
She lives in Whitewater with her husband and children. In her free time, Gretchen is a figure skating coach with the Janesville Figure Skating Club and enjoys making custom-decorated sugar cookies and tumblers.
Camilla Owen was born and raised in Janesville and was an educator and coach in the School District of Janesville for 29 years. She is currently a supervisor of student teachers for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and active in many community organizations with CASA being her newest board. She is on the boards of the Janesville Multicultural Scholarship Foundation, Janesville Education Foundation, Women's Fund of Rock County, Janesville Sports Hall of Fame, Janesville Tennis Association, and The Patrick Ryan Foundation. Her family owns a business, Chambers, and Owen, which is over 130 years old. She has been active with tennis by playing, coaching, hosting tennis tournaments at the national, state, and local levels, and teaching the game.
Branden Jackson is a 17-year banking professional with a background in Retail Banking and Mortgage Banking. He is married and a father of 3 great kids. While work and family schedule keeps him very busy he finds time to volunteer or participate on serval boards, committees, and networking groups. Outside of being on the CASA board, Branden currently sits on the board for the Stateline Boys & Girls Club, the Town of Beloit Park District, the Downtown Business Association, and he’s part of Janesville Morning Rotary! If he has any spare time, he enjoys coaching his daughter in softball or cheering on the Bucks, Badgers, Brewers, and the Minnesota Vikings!
Deb is a retired educator in the School District of Beloit. She taught for 36 years at the kindergarten and first-grade levels. She continues to be involved with the schools as a Booklegger volunteer in third-grade classrooms and also at Even Start working with Latino families and children in the area of literacy. She volunteers at Beloit Memorial Hospital and teaches Faith Formation classes weekly at her church. She is also involved in a number of books clubs and philanthropic organizations. She served as a CASA volunteer for seven years prior to becoming a board member.
Debbie and her husband love to travel and have visited many wonderful spots around the world. They are parents to two grown children who live in Minneapolis. In her spare time, reading and having fun with friends are her main interests.
Jonathan currently works for Data Dimensions in the marketing department in Janesville. Originally from Marinette Wisconsin, Jonathan has lived in Janesville since he graduated from St. Norbert College in 2014. He served on the Family Promise of Greater Beloit board from 2018-2021. He also volunteers for United Way Blackhawk Region as a member of the Community Investment Panel and as an Employee Campaign Coordinator.
Jonathan lives with his husband Connor, their dog, Rayna, and cat, Simon. In his free time, he enjoys working in his gardens, going to Marinette to visit his family, spending weekends at the family cabin, eating at the many great area restaurants, and participating in various community events such as Flannel Fest, Downtown Wine Walks, Farmers Market, and more!