Meet the CASA of Hill County board of directors and staff. We’re proud to introduce our team, each person’s respective role and some information about them. Contact each of them by clicking on their name.
Chamene Plum became a CASA volunteer in March 2014. She joined the Board of Directors in 2016, becoming Vice President in 2017. On July 9, 2018, CASA of Hill County hired Chamene Plum as Executive Director and she is the sole staff person. She currently works with six board members and 14 active volunteer advocates.
Chamene provides the pre-service training curriculum to community members who apply to become Court Appointed Special Advocates. She supervises advocate work, provides guidance and helps match advocates to the child. She also writes grants, maintains the website, budgeting, outreach and recruitment.
Chamene is married to Cliff Plum, they have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. Chamene spent 20+ years working for her family's business, Griggs Printing. They have been foster parents for 4 years. Her passion for our mission is greatly appreciated.
Jasmine Carbajal serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and 4-H Agent for MSU-Extension Hill County. She has a BA in Spanish and MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. She is a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid and Youth Aware of Mental Health. Jasmine joined the CASA Board of Directors in September 2018 and loves being able to advocate for CASA volunteers and foster kids in our community.
Judi Adams has lived in Havre, Montana since 1982. She managed her husband Tom's chiropractic practice for 34 years, retiring in 2016.
Judi joined the CASA of Hill County Board of Directors in March of 2018 and is looking forward to volunteering as a CASA/GAL advocate in the near future.
Judi has been married to her husband for 49 1/2 years. Her son has blessed them with 5 grandchildren and a wonderful daughter-in-law.
Sandra Wilson, enrolled member of the Nakoda Tribe on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Attended MSU-Northern, earning a bachelors and masters degree is Elementary Education. Went to MSU-Bozeman and earned an administration endorsement. Retired from teaching after 30 years to help her husband run the local Napa Auto Parts store in Havre and Big Sandy. Also is an independent consultant for an LA Based Clothing Company since 2017. Currently is a board member for CASA and Plant a Seed Read. Belongs to P.E.O., former member of AAUW. Has resided in Havre, MT since 1974. Sandy joined the board in February 2018.
Barb Slonaker has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She taught special education and kindergarten at Rocky Boy Elementary School for 21 years before retiring from teaching in 2012. Previously, she worked as a Head Start teacher, provided home services for children with disabilities through Quality Life Concepts, and she was the Special Education Preschool Coordinator for the Bear Paw Cooperative. Barb has really enjoyed her diverse roles in the education field. She is currently the business manager at Heirloom Jewelers.
Barb was a CASA volunteer for several years before accepting a position on the CASA board in 2018 and she is very glad to continue to be involved with CASA.
Mary Everingham has has been working with children for years. She was a house mother for dependent and disabled children. She is a Registered Nurse currently working for Angel Care in Havre. Mary became a CASA volunteer on September 3, 2013. Mary joined the Board of Directors in October 2018.
Amanda Christofferson joined the CASA Board of Directors in February 2020. Amanda is a former foster parent and former CASA volunteer with a heart for giving.
Amanda is married to Randy Christofferson and is the mother of 3 beautiful children, Faith, Owen and Piper.
Amanda began the Foster Closet in 2019 - providing Foster Parents and children basic need items upon placement. Also helping local Foster families with special needs requests. She has also held personal fund raisers to support CASA volunteers, visitation/activity bags.