Staff

Staff 


April Aaronson, MPA, MSW, Executive Director

April joined CASA of New Jersey on December 12, 2016. She comes to the position with 25 years of experience in child welfare. Prior to April’s position with CASA of New Jersey, she was the Assistant Vice President for New Business Development at Youth Consultation Service. Throughout her 20 years in government, Ms. Aaronson held the position of Assistant Commissioner, Director of Planning and Special Initiatives, and Deputy Director for the Division of Youth and Family Services at the New Jersey Department of Human Services. She also served as the Director of the Mercer County and City of Trenton Departments of Health and Human Services. Ms. Aaronson earned Master's degrees in Public Administration and Social Work from Columbia University; her Bachelor's degree is from Rutgers University.
Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq, Associate Director

Liza earned her Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law after graduating, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University. She practiced law in the Morristown office of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP, until she left to become the founding State Director of CASA of New Jersey. Liza had previously been the vice-president of the Board of Trustees of CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc. and the director of the Morris County Bar Association’s Child Advocacy Project. In addition to fulfilling her duties as CASA of New Jersey’s Director of Public Affairs, Liza serves on the Advisory Board of Foster and Adoptive Family Services of New Jersey, the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Task Force Protection Sub-Committee.

Haley Wiesenfeld, Continuous Quality Review Coordinator

Haley is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degrees. Following graduate school, she focused her career within the non-profit field with emphasis on program evaluation and brief work in university accreditation reporting. She worked for two non-profit associations in her native Chicago before relocating to Florida and then to Oregon where she also sat on the Board of Trustees for the Portland Highland Games Association. Haley joined CASA of New Jersey in October 2014 in the newly created position of Continuous Quality Review Coordinator. 
Todd Lawson, Office Administrator
todd@casaofnj.org
Nancy Miller, Administrative/Communications Assistant 


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