Thornsen Elected to CASA Board

Lisa Thorsen 2014 Thornsen Elected to CASA Board

LANCASTER, PA (July 22,2014) - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Lisa Thorsen to its Board of Directors. CASA is growing its board and Dr. Thorsen’s election brings the CASA Board to 13 members.

Dr. Thorsen is a Supervised Care Specialist in Education, Rehabilitation and Adult Care for Robson Forensic, Inc. She is a care expert who evaluates the adequacy of administrative, procedural and safety issues related to injuries at organizationally based facilities.

Dr. Thorsen has 30 years experience working in or administering care facilities and programs. She is an expert in operations and compliance for the care and safety of children and adults, including individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Thorsen’s expertise extends to both public and private facilities and programs. She has developed policies and procedures, designed programs, and ensured collaboration and compliance with state and federal agencies.

Prior to joining Robson Forensic Research, Dr. Thorsen was Administrator at The Rehabilitation Institute in Mineola, NY. She was also Co-creator and Director at St. Peter’s Early Learning Center in Baldwin, NY.

Executive Director, Jessica Laspino stated, "CASA is always striving to add experiential diversity to our Board of Directors. Dr. Thorsen’s professional experience coupled with her passion for helping children will be a true asset.”

Dr. Thorsen holds a Doctorate degree in Education and Policy Studies. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a Master degree in education specializing in rehabilitation. In addition, she holds playground safety certifications from the National Recreation and Parks Association and the National Program for Playground Safety.

She is a member of National Association for the Education of Young Children, American Counseling Association, Association for Adult Development and Aging, and ASTM International.

CASA of Lancaster County provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for children of abuse and neglect in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA volunteers believe that growing up in a safe home is a fundamental human right.

CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.

To learn how you can be a part of the CASA movement to make Lancaster County a place where every child grows up in a home free of abuse and neglect, contact us at (717) 208-3280 or casa@casalancaster.org.

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