Staff

Caroline Fruth, Executive Director

Caroline Fruth, Executive Director

 Program Director: Caroline Fruth

Caroline Fruth graduated in three years as a sociology major with honors from the University of San Francisco. In the past few years she has enjoyed living in San Francisco, California and Jinja, Uganda. While in the lively and diverse city of San Francisco, Caroline indulged in delectable food, ran a half-marathon and pursued her passion for working with youth as an Advocate for Community Engagement. During her time in East Africa, Caroline worked for the Foundation for Sustainable Development as an International Program Coordinator in Uganda. She loved working with college-age volunteers, facilitating internships & homestays, and riding a boda-boda to work.

Originally from Oakhurst, California, Caroline loves photography, her family, and exploring new places. Caroline is excited to return to the Yosemite area as Executive Director of CASA of Mariposa County. Living and working in Mariposa brings together her passion for working with volunteers & youth, and a love for the mountain community where she grew up. She firmly believes every child has the right to grow up in a safe, loving and permanent home, and looks forward to the day when that is possible in Mariposa County. Caroline is passionate about serving her community, and the impact a dedicated individual can have in the life of a young person.

Israelle Stalder, Administrative Assistant

Israelle Stalder, Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator Israelle Stalder (Izzi)

Izzi graduated as a Global Studies/International Relations major (emphasis in Global Public Health) with honors from California State University Monterey Bay. Prior to moving back to her home town of Mariposa, she worked internationally as a high fashion print and runway model, a social philanthropist and a children’s behavioral specialist. In the Andes of Ecuador, Izzi worked as a International Relief Medic and was recognized for improving the translating curriculum for future medics. In Kenya she worked with tribal communities of ex-pouchers, assisting them in alternative income generation strategies. In California, Izzi worked for Easter Seals promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young adults with developmental disabilities. 

Izzi’s son was born in February of 2013. She is so thankful to be back in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places and to be able to share it with her son and parents. She is a lover of travel, swimming in the Merced river, camping and hopes to get back into rock-climbing. Izzi began with CASA as a volunteer intern. She firmly believes that all children deserve a safe, loving and secure home and appreciates the essential role an advocate plays in the life of a child.

RECESS Program Specialist, Monica Ochoa

RECESS Program Specialist, Monica Ochoa

Program Specialist, Monica Ochoa

Izzi graduated as a Global Studies/International Relations major (emphasis in Global Public Health) with honors from California State University Monterey Bay. Prior to moving back to her home town of Mariposa, she worked internationally as a high fashion print and runway model, a social philanthropist and a children’s behavioral specialist. In the Andes of Ecuador, Izzi worked as a International Relief Medic and was recognized for improving the translating curriculum for future medics. In Kenya she worked with tribal communities of ex-pouchers, assisting them in alternative income generation strategies. In California, Izzi worked for Easter Seals promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Izzi’s son was born in February of 2013. She is so thankful to be back in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places and to be able to share it with her son and parents. She is a lover of travel, swimming in the Merced river, camping and hopes to get back into rock-climbing. Izzi began with CASA as a volunteer intern. She firmly believes that all children deserve a safe, loving and secure home and appreciates the essential role an advocate plays in the life of a child.

RECESS Program Specialist Sophie Kelly

RECESS Program Specialist Sophie Kelly

Program Specialist, Sophie Kelly

Izzi graduated as a Global Studies/International Relations major (emphasis in Global Public Health) with honors from California State University Monterey Bay. Prior to moving back to her home town of Mariposa, she worked internationally as a high fashion print and runway model, a social philanthropist and a children’s behavioral specialist. In the Andes of Ecuador, Izzi worked as a International Relief Medic and was recognized for improving the translating curriculum for future medics. In Kenya she worked with tribal communities of ex-pouchers, assisting them in alternative income generation strategies. In California, Izzi worked for Easter Seals promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Izzi’s son was born in February of 2013. She is so thankful to be back in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places and to be able to share it with her son and parents. She is a lover of travel, swimming in the Merced river, camping and hopes to get back into rock-climbing. Izzi began with CASA as a volunteer intern. She firmly believes that all children deserve a safe, loving and secure home and appreciates the essential role an advocate plays in the life of a child.

RECESS Program Specialist Jessie Collins

RECESS Program Specialist Jessie Collins

Program Specialist, Jessie Collins

Izzi graduated as a Global Studies/International Relations major (emphasis in Global Public Health) with honors from California State University Monterey Bay. Prior to moving back to her home town of Mariposa, she worked internationally as a high fashion print and runway model, a social philanthropist and a children’s behavioral specialist. In the Andes of Ecuador, Izzi worked as a International Relief Medic and was recognized for improving the translating curriculum for future medics. In Kenya she worked with tribal communities of ex-pouchers, assisting them in alternative income generation strategies. In California, Izzi worked for Easter Seals promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Izzi’s son was born in February of 2013. She is so thankful to be back in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places and to be able to share it with her son and parents. She is a lover of travel, swimming in the Merced river, camping and hopes to get back into rock-climbing. Izzi began with CASA as a volunteer intern. She firmly believes that all children deserve a safe, loving and secure home and appreciates the essential role an advocate plays in the life of a child.