Our Team

Rappahannock CASA typically has 40-50 active volunteers trained and ready to step in when a judge appoints CASA to help a child. Our volunteers include retirees, stay-at-home parents, educators, people with social work, military and healthcare backgrounds, and others with a variety of life and work experiences.

We have a small staff that trains, supervises and supports our volunteer advocates. Our staff members have 40+ years of collective CASA experience, and we use it to promote the best possible outcomes for children. Our staff members are:

Executive Director Edie Evans
Case Manager Jill Payne
Case Manager Melissa Beaty


Rappahannock CASA has a Board of Directors that provides fiscal and policy oversight, strategic planning and fundraising support. Our Board members are:


President, Barbara Miller-Richards, former Fredericksburg School Board member & St. George’s Episcopal Church secretary
Vice President, Teri Cortese-Fusaro, Attorney & former CASA volunteer
Secretary/Treasurer, Marie Fredrick, Healthcare consultant at Ramshorn, LLC & former CASA volunteer
Member, Bobby Anderson, former CASA volunteer & former Executive Director of Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA)
Member Shondella Murray, Human Resources Specialist, NLRB & and former CASA volunteer
Member, Nancy Pcsolyar, RN and retired Office Manager, Mary Washington Neurology
Member Robert Rycroft, Economics Professor, University of Mary Washington
Member Jacinta Topps, Pediatrician at Fall Hill Pediatrics
Member Jane McDonald, Former Executive Director, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board