Mike Luvera - President
Director, Police Services - CWU. Mike has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. He and his wife have two school-age children. He enjoys spending time with his family camping, boating, and in other outdoor activities.
Casa Board Member since 2010

Vickie Barela - Vice-President
Registered Nurse, Buffalo Rancher
Vickie and her husband raise buffalo on their ranch in the Badger Pocket area in addition to nursing at KVCH.  She and her husband are also active as Chamber Cowboys.
CASA Board Member since 2007

Catherine Scarlett - Secretary
Director of Research and Prospect Development, CWU

CASA Board Member since 2014


Shelly Baird - Treasurer
Budget Director, CWU
She is a fourth generation Ellensburg resident and her husband, Bill Miller has been in the valley and worked for CWU for 22 years. They have a daughter in the Army, a son who graduated from CWU in 2012, and a son planning on graduating in 2014. Major joy in life comes from spending time with their family, fishing, traveling, camping, and hiking in the mountains.

CASA Board Member since 2012

Connie Anderson
Retired Teacher and current Future Problem Solving Coach. Connie has lived in Cle Elum since 1976. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, gardening, XC skiing, and driving a '52 Hudson. Also loves to travel both home and abroad.
CASA Board Member since 2013

Pat Hansen
Real Estate Broker
Pat has been in real estate sales for over 33 years in Cle Elum and Ellensburg. She and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their 4 children and their 6 grandchildren, travel, biking, music, and gardening. Pat also volunteers in the emergency room at KVCH.
CASA Board Member since 2014


Nancy Jewett
Retired Court Administrator
A resident of the Kittitas Valley since 1972. In addition to enjoying retired life with her husband John, Nancy enjoys time with her two grandchildren and keeps busy with volunteer work in the area of children’s issues. 
CASA Board Member since 2004.  CASA since 1990.

Mike McCloskey
Public School Teacher, Youth Crew Supervisor - DOE
Mike has lived in the valley and worked for the Ellensburg School District since 1984.  He enjoys volunteerism, travel, stained glass, classic TV, dancing, and gardening.
CASA Board Member since 2004

Dr. Charles McGehee
Professor Emeritus, Sociology, CWU
A resident of Ellensburg since 1969 with two sons and three grandchildren. A founding board member of the former Child Advocacy Council of Kittitas County, and first chairman of the Community Accountability Board of the Kittitas County Juvenile Court. He enjoys music; making jams and pickles; photography, which he has exhibited widely; and visiting his American and German families.
CASA Board Member since 2014

Dr. Libby Street
Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology, CWU
A board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), Dr. Street enjoys writing, cooking, walking, music, and spending time with family.

CASA Board Member since 2007
Board photos courtesy of Caron Van Orman Photography









































Contact us: Kittitas County CASA, 421 N. Pearl St. #208, Ellensburg, WA 98926
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