Meet our Team

Cindy Knight

Cindy Knight

Executive Director

Cindy Knight has been with the program since 2005, with nine of those years serving as the volunteer coordinator and the past six years as the director. Ms. Knight has worked within the non-profit world for over 28 years. She has advocated for victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect for over 21 years. Ms. Knight was awarded Woman of the Year 2018 by the Meadville Business and Professional Women's Club. Ms. Knight also serves on the following committees: Children's Roundtable of Crawford County, Crawford County Human Trafficking, and Crawford County Human Services Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Mitch King

Case Supervisor

Mitch King joined the CASA program in May of 2019. Mr. King was previously employed as a clerical support staff with the Crawford County Juvenile Probation Office. There, he became familiar with the court system, writing petitions, and editing court reports. He also volunteers in an after school program for youth through the Learning Center.

Paula DiGiacomo - President
Assistant District Attorney

Dr. Salene Cowher - Vice President
Psychotherapist/Consultant

Jim Babcock - Treasurer
Retired Business Consultant

Diane Patton - Secretary
Assistant to VP Development & Alumni, Allegheny College