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CCR&R Staff

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Meet our Child Care Resource and Referral staff!

Kristi Burkhart – Director of Child Care Resource and Referral Program

Kristi has a background working with children preschool through school age in the various settings. She holds a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Adult Education. As Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral Program, Kristi oversees programing, projects and staff. Phone: 812-231-8902 or Email:  kburkhart@casyonline.org

Heather Campbell – Family Engagement Specialist

Heather has spent the previous 10 years networking with local agencies and connecting families with those needed resources.  With experience throughout the years working with a diverse population, she has learned to tailor services to fit the individual’s needs.  Heather is eager to support families with resources and education, as well as one-on-one assistance finding child care, utilizing her experience as well as her education in Psychology and Early Childhood and Family Life. Phone: 812-231-8903 or Email: hcampbell@casyonline.org

Allissa Theisz  – Community Engagement Specialist

Allissa has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Administration, and a Master’s degree in Public Health. Before joining CASY her focus was on health education programs and researching ways to better the lives of the community. Her public health experience is put to use when she is presenting data on the importance of early child care and education to community leaders. Allissa is moved by the impact health disparities have on child care accessibility, quality, and affordability. Connect with her to learn more about how you can help the local state of early learning. Phone: 812-231-8905 or Email: atheisz@casyonline.org

Amy Marine – Family Engagement Specialist

Amy has a Bachelors degree in Recreation Management with a concentration in Education and a Masters degree in Elementary Education with a focus in early childhood education.  She has served children and families in the ECE field for many years.  Amy has a passion for working with and supporting families in our area. She strives to connect families to quality early care and education through referral services, webinars, and more. Phone: 812-231-8917 or Email: amarine@casyonline.org

Jennifer Lee- Community Engagement Specialist

Jennifer has experience as a business owner, childcare teacher, preschool director, and case manager. While living in Georgia, Jennifer created an Early Childhood and Parenting Program and worked with teen moms helping them to learn essential parenting and life skills. She has two degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University, including a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Human Services. Jennifer also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. Jennifer is looking forward to building positive relationships and sharing the importance of early childhood development and education with families and communities. Phone: 812-231-8916 or Email: jlee@casyonline.org

Trisha Guinn – Program Engagement Specialist

Trisha has worked with youth from infancy through young adulthood for the past 15 years. Her work has included advocacy, child abuse and neglect response and prevention, counseling, residential, social work, community outreach and referrals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Trisha is excited to assist new child care providers interested in opening a new business that will promote quality child care for the children of our community. Phone: 812-231-8919 or Email: tguinn@casyonline.org

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Our Services

We're dedicated to helping parents, teachers, child care providers, and our entire community build brighter futures for children.

For Families

Get free help to find quality child care and learn how to apply for financial assistance.


For Early Care and Education

Assure quality child care, apply for grant assistance and get help with nutritious meals.


For the Community

Serving hundreds of local children takes a lot of local support! Learn how you can help.

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