CASA of Montana Welcomes New Board Officers
Joyce Funda, a certified mediator with an office in Kalispell, and a lawyer licensed in New York State, is the new President of the Board of Directors for CASA of Montana in Helena. Ms. Funda also serves as a CASA volunteer in Flathead County, was recently elected as Vice Chair of the Montana State Library Commission, and is a member of the Lake County Planning Board. She lives in Rollins, Montana.
Joyce’s vision in her new role includes the active participation of CASA Program Directors across the state to serve on Board committees, a refocus on the State Board’s mission, and providing a significant connection between National CASA and the local programs.
Former President. Ann Gilkey, chief counsel for the Office of Public Instruction, stepped down July 24 after almost three years as the head.
Former state auditor John Morrison of Helena is the new Vice President. The new CASA of Montana Treasurer is Tricia Schiltz , fiscal bureau chief for the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Schylar Canfield, a former foster child and a recruiter for Montana Tech of Butte, continues as secretary. The 14-member state board includes members from across the state with various skills and includes three local program directors.
The board meets quarterly to set policy, review financial reports, and set the budget and long range planning. The board plans a retreat in October.