The people of CASA in SLO County
Teresa Rothe Tardiff has been Executive Director of CASA for Children of San Luis Obispo County since 2005, and on staff since 2002. She is an attorney, a graduate of UOP McGeorge School of Law, and has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Early Childhood Education.
More importantly, he’s very lucky to have a wonderful bride (Martha), 3 amazing kiddos (Khloe, Andrew, and Parker), and a yellow lab (Brady). In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, poker, and enjoying all the outdoor activities the central coast has to offer.
Tom L. Dobyns
Immediate Past President
Most recently, he was president and CEO of American Security Bank in Newport Beach, California, before becoming CEO of Mission Community Bank. Tom also served for 22 years on the board of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, an Orange County non-profit with a mission to provide life-changing programs and one-on-one support for abused and neglected children and at-risk families to end the cycle of child abuse.
She works in Administration at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center as the Executive Assistant to the Central Coast Market Chief Executive Officer. Carrie has been an active member of the San Benito Road Elementary School PTA Executive Board since 2014 and currently serves on the Executive Board of the 24th District PTA. Carrie is very proud to dedicate her time as a volunteer and advocate to help enrich the lives of our future generations.
Julie lives in Paso and has two children. In her off time, she enjoys playing guitar, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Elise St. John
In addition, she holds an elected office with the American Educational Research Association (AERA), serves on local district and school-level accountability boards, and supports schools and non-profits in the design of their own research studies. Prior to her doctoral training, Elise worked as a researcher for governmental and non-profit research organizations, and interned for the United Nations and the U.S. Senate. Elise also holds a MA degree in Sociology from San Jose State University and a B.A. in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Elise resides in SLO with her two children.
Suzy da Silva Hamilton
She looks forward to using her media and marketing background to help increase the CASA brand and grow their volunteer and fundraising efforts.
Suzy is married to Cameron and lives in Templeton with her two boys, Andrew (11) and Colby (8). They enjoy sports, camping and tending to their numerous farm animals.
Dr. Gilbert H. Stork
Karen and her husband Joe live in Arroyo Grande, and have 4 grown children.