Board of Directors

Meet the experts behind our organization

Lori Stottler, President


Lori is the appointed City Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Beloit where she performs a variety of specialized administrative functions, including serving at the will of the City Manager and City Council.  


She 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 served as the elected Rock County Clerk from 2007-2015 and 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.

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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 has been employed with Rock County for 19 years and is currently a Judicial Assistant for Circuit Court Branch 1 in Janesville where she performs a variety of duties including overseeing the internship program with the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.


She currently serves as Treasurer of CASA of Rock County. Celease served on the Rotary Botanical Gardens Board from 2010-2012 and continues to volunteer at the Holiday Light Show. She also spent many volunteer hours 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.

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Gretchen Burgess

Attorney at Law


Gretchen Burgess is an attorney with Carney Thorpe LLC. Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning, farm succession, real estate transactions, business matters, and contract law. Mrs. Burgess 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. Mrs. Burgess 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, Mrs. Burgess is a figure skating coach with the Janesville Figure Skating Club and enjoys making custom decorated sugar cookies and tumblers.

Branden Beavers Jackson 


Bio to come.

Camilla Owen 


Bio to come.

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