St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities
702 E. Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Phone: 812-949-7305
Toll-free: 800-542-5245


Mark Casper – Agency Director (since 2008)
Mark joined St. Elizabeth-Catholic Charities in 2008 after previously serving as a council member. Mark is a graduate of the University of Louisville. He has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, customer service, accounting, quality, purchasing and planning. Mark takes pride in working to make sure the agency practices good stewardship of the gifts we utilize to meet the needs of the local community. You can contact Mark by email at

Cathy Reid – Administrative Services Director (since 2014)
Cathy works with our programs handling all billing, handles all HR needs, maintaining our donor database, supervising the reception area and volunteers, and assisting with event planning and preparation. You can contact Cathy by email at

Karen W. Gutman – Controller (since 2010)
Karen graduated from the University of Louisville and has worked in the accounting field for over 25 years. Karen is responsible for daily accounting services and financial reporting for St. Elizabeth. You can contact Kare by email at

Jennifer McVeigh-Davis, MSSW, LCSW – Social Services Director (since 2017)
Jen received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work in 2008 and received her clinical license for Indiana and Kentucky in 2011. Jen is responsible for overseeing eight social service programs, providing clinical supervision to staff and students, and maintaining collaborative efforts with community networks. You can contact Jen by email at

Dawn Bennett – Development Director (since 2014)
Dawn earned her Bachelor of Communication Degree from Indiana University Southeast in 1996. She has worked in non-profits in event management, fundraising, grantwriting, management, marketing, and public relations since 1996. Dawn is responsible for overseeing all events, fundraising and marketing. You can contact Dawn by email at



Tricia Byrd - Residential Director (since 2014)
Tricia graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Psychology. Tricia has been doing intense case management with homeless and at-risk families and individuals since 2000. You can contact Tricia by email at

Erin Goodlett, MSSW, LSW (since 2015)
Erin earned her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. She completed an internship with St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities and worked as a family advocate at a Louisville area non-profit prior to joining our team in 2015. You can contact Erin by email at

House Parents

  • Tami Johnson
  • Denise Vales
  • Gerri Ramsey
  • Gay Ann Ballintyn
  • Christy Beeler
  • Rita Kircher
  • Vanda Mitchell
  • Elizabeth Cooper
  • Linda Johnson
  • Sara Key

Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana

Julie Barkley, MSSW (since 2004)
Julie Barley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and her Masters of Science in Social Work from Spalding University. Julie has more than twelve years experience in crisis and mental health work. She has an additional ten years of experience focused solely on adoption. You can contact Julie by email at

Nicole Cardwell (since 2009)
Nicole Cardwell earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville. Nicole has been devoted to assisting birth parents, adoptive families, and children at Adoption Bridges since 2009. She coordinates the website, social media marketing and manages the office for Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana. You can contact Nicole by email at

Erika Young (since 2016)

Erika earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services & Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, along with a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling and Human Development. Erika has more than twelve years’ experience, working within various settings. Specifically, a diverse background in providing community based services to families and expectant mothers. You can contact Erica by email at


Michelle Frossard, MSSW, LCSW, RN - School Counselor (since 2016)
Michelle received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work in 2005 and received her clinical license for Indiana in 2007. Michelle was on staff at St. Elizabeth’s from 2005 to 2010 in a variety of social services roles. She left in 2010 to pursue a nursing career, but joined the Advisory Council and the PQI Committee to stay involved in the mission. Michelle rejoined the team, July 2016, as the School Counselor for two of the deanery schools, Sacred Heart and Holy Family. She is responsible for addressing emotional and behavioral needs of the students so that they can reach their fullest potential in an academic setting.  You can contact Michelle by email at


Debra "Debbie" Mefford – Program Director - CASA Floyd and Washington Counties (since 2015)
Debbie has been involved with CASA for five years as a volunteer. She has a 20 year work experience in the legal field. She is responsible for overseeing all court cases, volunteer recruitment and training, educating the community about CASA and fundraising. You can contact Debbie by email at

Kerma Hopewell - CASA Staff Advocate/Recruiter (since 2015)

Kerma has been involved with CASA as a volunteer since 2011. She is responsible for advocated for abused and neglected children as well as recruiting new volunteers, and educating the community about CASA. You can contact Kerma by email at

Donna Koerber – CASA Volunteer Coordinator for Washington County (since 2013)
Donna has served as a CASA volunteer for several years and brings a lot of experience in how the volunteer process works and is now employed with the agency as our volunteer coordinator in Washington County. You can contact Donna by email at

Supported Living

Matthew Hudson – Supported Living Director (since 2015)
Matthew graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Matthew is responsible for administering our program that assists developmentally-delayed adults with living independently and remaining self-sufficient. You can contact Matthew by email at

Lorie Edwards - Supported Living Program Assistant Director (Since 2016)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lorie graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Administration & Paralegal Studies. She has over 30 years of professional experience as a paralegal, assisting in the area of family law, and has demonstrated a passion and commitment to helping people through volunteer work as well. As SLP Assistant Director, Lorie has a direct role in assisting individuals and utilizes her strong organizational skills and eye for detail in making sure the program maintains compliance with regulations.  To contact Lorie, please email her at   

Direct Support Professionals

  • Donna King (since 2011)
  • Judy Lynch (since 2012)
  • Stephanie Pauley (since 2004)
  • Lisa Ponce (since 2016) 
  • Janet Ottman (since 2015)
  • Cindy Morris (since 2016)
  • Lisa Ponce (since 2016)
  • Kathleen O'Connell (2017)