Dedicated to positive
outcomes for children

Our staff is committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of children who need help.

Meet our Bergen CASA Team

CASA for Children of Bergen County has a full-time executive director and administrative assistant who run our day-to-day operations, and three case supervisors who oversee the volunteer advocates. These dedicated individuals are on call 24/7, as we are dealing with children and their lives. Because much of the work involves confidentiality, we ensure that everything we do is carefully documented for State and National CASA and the State of New Jersey.

Executive Director

Lucy Rosen, Exec. Director, Bergen CASA

Lucy Rosen

Executive Director

Lucy Rosen volunteered for Bergen CASA in 2011 and after working on a couple of cases, joined the team as a case supervisor in August 2014. Lucy has a varied career history, starting as a Cordon Bleu chef working in the south of France before earning her BS in psychology from the University of Bristol in England, after which she worked in advertising and market research. She moved to the USA in 1986. She and her husband live in Harrington Park, where they raised their three children.

Development Manager

Lucy Rosen, Executive Director

Jaime Wisz

Development Manager

Not for profit work has always had a role in Jaime’s life. She has participated both professionally and personally alongside well-known charitable and local organizations alike. Starting her career in journalism was a natural pathway into the marketing and advertising worlds, where she has spent many years working with Non-Profit groups, Hospitals, Food, Wine, Hospitality and Fortune 500 companies. Her range of works touches upon several of CASA’s needs including fundraising, event planning, program development, copywriting and more. Jaime and her husband live in Ho-Ho-Kus where they are raising their children.


Patty Rafferty, Case Supervisor

Patty Rafferty

Case Supervisor
Kristine Gifford, Case Supervisor

Kristine Gifford

Case Supervisor
Dina Zydor, Case Supervisor

Dina Zydor

Case Supervisor (P/T)
Lauren Awe, Office Manager

Lauren Awe

Office Manager
Lauren Kestenbaum, Program Manager

Lauren Kestenbaum

Program Manager (P/T)