Our Staff


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 mcasper@stecharities.org

Cathy Reid – Administrative Services Director (since 2014)

Cathy works with our programs handling billing and 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 creid@stecharities.org

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 Karen by email at kgutman@stecharities.org

Erin Goodlett, MSSW, LCSW- Social Services Director (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 egoodlett@stecharities.org

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 dbennett@stecharities.org


Nicole Cardwell- Communications Specialist

Nicole Cardwell earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville. Nicole has been devoted to sharing inspirational stories of clients served by St. Elizabeth's programs through the Annual Report, print Newsletter, eNewsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She coordinates the Adoption Bridges website, St. Elizabeth website, social media marketing and assists with special events.

Residential Programs

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 tbyrd@stecharities.org

Megan Goebel-Residential Case Manager & Marie's Program Director

Megan attended Franklin College where she played softball for 4 years. She graduated in 2018 with a degree in Psychology in 2018. She worked for the Indiana Department of Child Services prior to joining the team at St. Elizabeth.

Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana

Julie Barkley, MSSW Adoption Program Director

Julie Barkley 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 been working in adoption since 2004.


Michelle Frossard, MSSW, LCSW, RN- School Counseling Director (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 in July 2016 as School Counselor. She currently serves that role at St. Mary of the Knobs and oversees and supports all the School Counseling Program at 5 deanery schools.

Carrie Leonard, MS, Ed School Counselor

Carrie works as School Counselor at St. John Paul II and St. Joseph Catholic School.

Libby Steltenpohl, MSW School Counselor

Libby works as School Counselor at Sacred Heart and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Schools.

Supported Living

Emily Trinkle, QIDP– Supported Living Director (since 2019)

Emily oversees our Supported Living Program which assists individuals with developmental disabilities to help them live independently. You can reach Emily by email at etrinkle@stecharities.org